This July’s ISMB saw PLoS Computational Biology present a Workshop entitled ‘Where and How to Get Published’. The session was well-attended and discussion continued into the lunch hour. We are making the materials associated with the Workshop, including a wonderful and comprehensive blog by Barbara Bryant, moderator of the Workshop, available here.
Part I of the Workshop was led by Philip E. Bourne and Steven E. Brenner; based on the ‘Ten Simple Rules’ article on the same topic Phil and Steven gave some helpful guidelines on how to write a good paper and present your work as effectively as possible. Phil Bourne’s slides are available here: Slides #1
In Part II a diverse selection of editors and authors shared their advice and thoughts on getting published and the state of the industry today. Surya Saha and Nils Gelenborg from the ISCB Student Council kicked off the second half of the Workshop with some questions for the other panellists: Slides #2
Mark Gerstein and Chris Sander talked about the future of scientific publishing from their perspectives as experienced authors. You can find Mark Gerstein’s slides here: Slides #3
Gary Benson, editor at Nucleic Acids Research, and Andrej Sali from Structure, provided guidance on what to do to ease the process when it comes to submitting your paper to a journal. See Gary Benson’s slides here: Slides #4
Finally, Alfonso Valencia from Bioinformatics focussed on the process of writing a paper and choosing the time and place to publish: Slides #5