Training and workshops


What is Publishing Connect?

The Publishing Connect program is a free of charge training program offered by Elsevier for would-be authors and reviewers. It specifically speaks to early career stage researchers who are at PhD level, though it can also be of great interest and benefit to post-doc students and junior faculty.

It entails the hosting workshops, webcasts, webinars and offering tips and tricks displayed on publishing 'crib sheets'. Curious? Download the How to Get Published poster

New: Getting your paper noticed


Make sure your publication gets the attention it deserves. In just 15 minutes learn tips and tricks and discover what we as a publisher do to help.

Publishing Connect Webinar Series


A range of experienced staff at Elsevier have pooled their knowledge to create a series of live workshops offering advice on everything from how the publishing process works to writing and submitting a manuscript.

Topics include, amongst others:PC_workshop

  • Introduction to Scholarly Publishing
  • How to Get Published in Research Journals
  • Open access Publishing
  • Successful Grant Writing
  • How to Review a Manuscript
  • How to get your paper noticed
  • The Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics
  • Authors’ Rights and Responsibilities

Since 2006, when the Publishing Connect program started, the number of PhD students, postdoctoral students and junior faculty participating has risen year on year; in 2012, our publishers and journal editors hosted a record 350+ workshops at global universities, research or educational institutions & conferences). The workshops are often hosted in countries where research is growing rapidly and knowledge of the publishing process is still relatively basic. In these locations, the modules on how to write a paper and authors’ rights and responsibilities have been particularly popular.

For information on webcasts or how to arrange a workshop at your institution, please contact Hannah Foreman, Head of Researcher Relations

Hear what others say:

SQ-photo"Elsevier gave a workshop at Brunel University to doctoral students from multidisciplinary academic backgrounds. Their workshops covered journal publishing, how to write a scientific paper, and publishing ethics. Over 100 students attended this event and their feedback about the workshop content and presentations were very positive: over 95% of respondents to our survey said that the content of the workshop was either good or excellent. It is a great opportunity for students to interact with experts from the field of publishing and to learn from their experience. Highly recommended for early career researchers as well".

Dr Senthila Quirke
, Graduate School Tutor, Brunel University, Middlesex

wilmavwezenbeek"If we had offered the same information but used a more mundane title like say, 'Introduction to the Library' we might only have received 10 per cent of the attendees we attracted. It shows that output is important. Reputation is important. People really would like to write a world class paper".

Wilma van Wezenbeek, Library Director, TU Delft, organized a workshop titled 'How to write a world class paper' together with Elsevier.

"It was an excellent seminar which proved very helpful in providing support for writing articles to be published".
Author Anon

Around the globe: Live WebEx Author Workshop for AICTE institutions in India

In collaboration with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Elsevier hosted a live WebEx Author workshop in September 2013. There was participation from 22 Institutes from 10 states across India and over 1200 researchers, faculties and students directly benefited. The objective was to facilitate understanding of the publishing process of scientific journals. The workshop was lead by Mr. Keith Lambert, an eminent publisher with more than 30 years experience in scientific journals and books.

Key topics discussed: India_webex2

  • Introduction to scholarly publishing
  • Best ways to prepare manuscript
  • Understanding the process of structuring an article
  • Use of proper scientific language
  • The reviewing process
  • Impact factor and other bibliometric indicators India_webex1

Looking to arrange something similar? Please reach out to Hannah Foreman, Head of Researcher Relations. 






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The Publishing Connect Online Training Webcast series addresses key issues facing would-be authors and reviewers in a bite-sized format. Almost all of the Publishing Connect Workshop content was converted into webcasts in 2012, each of which is up to 15 minutes long, and completely free of charge. 

Each series holds up to 3 webcasts and each in turn is 15 minutes long. Go straight to the Publishing Connect training webcast channel or scroll below:

pubconnect_intropub245x100 Introduction to Scholarly Publishing series (2)
In this two part series, learn what publishers do, their various roles and advancements in technology. You will also be shown the important steps in the journal publishing cycle (including peer review).

pubconnect_getnoticed245x100Getting your paper noticed
This webcast is all about making sure your publication is getting the attention it deserves. We give tips and tricks that can help you as an author, and we also explain what we as a publisher are doing to help.


How to get Published series (3)
In this three part series you will learn how to prepare your manuscript including the use of proper language and how to effectively structure your article before submission. 


pubconnect_impact245x100The impact Factor and other Bibliometric Indicators
Learn about bibliometric indicators: in addition to Impact Factor, metrics that are discussed are the Eigengfactor, SNIP, SJR and the h-index.



Ethics webcast
Scientific misconduct and breach of publishing ethics can take different forms, and can be committed knowingly or unknowingly. Experts David Rew, Margaret Rees, and Sandy Florence  help understand the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing.


pubethics245x100 Publishing Ethics Series
In this three part series you will learn about Author Responsibilities (when submitting manuscripts), Plagiarism (avoiding the pitfalls) and Authorship (how to determine authorship for a manuscript, it's varying definitions and how to avoid potential disputes).


pubconnect_revman245x100How to review a manuscript series
Tips for Reviewers including the background of peer review and the peer review process, it's purpose, why you should review and the time it takes to review.


grantwriting245x100 Successful Grant Writing

Background information on how to write successfully in order to obtain a funding grant for your research.


For more information about the workshop or webcast training programs, please contact Head of Researcher Relations, Hannah Foreman

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These are live seminars presented over the internet which typically lasts for up to 60 minutes. A webinar is just like a conference room based seminar however, participants take part remotely via a computer. A webinar is collaborative and includes polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter(s). It is also possible to view the recording at a later date.

 Publishing Connect Webinar Series

Publishing Connect Webinar Series      
A new series of free live webinars, presented by our top experts.

By participating in these webinars, you will receive the most valuable and up-to-date advice on how to publish and get your research seen by your peers. You will also be able to send your questions to our experts. All this without having to leave your desk!

2020vision A vision on the future of peer review
Hear Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director STM Journals (Elsevier), Adrian Mulligan, Associate Director of Research (Elsevier) and Dr. Michael Curtis, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, talk about the future of peer review.
What actually is an impact factor?
How do you use it? Prof. Francesco Visioli, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacological Research, explains clearly what an IF is and what it tells you.

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Publishing 'Crib Sheets'

Elsevier has created a series of informative posters that are completely free for you to download and hang on your wall. Next time you are wondering how to get your research published and what ethical responsibilities you should adhere to, how to submit a manuscript review or how to secure that next funding opportunity – hang an inspirational poster on your wall to guide you through the process and bring you to success. They are also great 'crib sheets' to share with your peers!

Choose from the following options and watch this space – if you like them - we’ll add more!

Click on one of the four posters below to download. PDF’s can be printed up to A1 (841 x 594 mm) in size.










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