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Pre-conference: Publishing a scienfic paper on public health: practical solutions


Wednesday 28 November, 12:30 - 17:00

Organised by:

National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia

Background
The aim of the workshop is to discuss in interactive way the possibilities and problems in publishing a scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal. Writing a scientific paper requires knowledge of the subject, but also knowledge of the editorial process which follows very strict formal rules that need to be observed 

Programme

Chairperson: Prof Igor Švab, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Slovenia 

Panellists:

  • Saša Zupanič, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
  • Alenka Kraigher, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
  • Lijana Zaletel Kragelj, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Slovenia
  • Judy Mielke, Taylor & Francis Group, Sweden
  • Mitja Kos, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy, Slovenia
  • Darja Barlič Maganja, University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izola, Slovenia
  • Eva Stergar, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Clinical Institute of Occupational, Traffic and Sports Medicine, Slovenia 

Objectives
The aim of the workshop is to discuss in interactive way the possibilities and problems in publishing a scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal.

Main messages
Writing a scientific paper requires knowledge of the subject, but also knowledge of the editorial process which follows very strict formal rules that need to be observed.

The workshop will be divided in three parts:

1. A series of short presentations about editorial process of a journal and main problems in the editorial process. The presentations will be:

  • Igor Švab: Presentation of the journal and its editorial process (20 minutes)
  • Saša Zupanič: Technical aspects of manuscript submission (20 minutes)
  • Lijana Zaletel Kragelj: Most common errors in writing a scientific paper (30 minutes)
  • Judy Mielke: Open science (20 minutes)

2. An interactive part where participants will individually be able to discuss their own experiences and exchange ideas with editors of Slovenian Journal of Public Health who will provide guidance and advice. Participants will be invited to share their ideas about articles and discuss potential drafts of papers they are considering for publication. Panelists will include: Saša Zupanič, Judy Mielke, Alenka Kraigher, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj, Mitja Kos, Darja Barlič Maganja, Eva Stergar (75 minutes).

3. Closure of the workshop with summary and plenary discussion (15 minutes).

Registration fee
The registration fee is € 70 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.