Annual Meeting

Pubs workshop to cover images, words and reach

Stephanie Paxson
Jan. 19, 2022

Will my data stand the test of time?  Is my writing clear, compelling and engaging? Will I be able to reach an audience that will give my research its greatest impact? 

These are questions authors ask themselves when preparing manuscripts for publication.

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is home to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research, and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. In a 90-minute workshop at the ASBMB 2022 annual meeting, members of the society’s publications staff will offer insights into the publication pipeline and provide you with tips on three essential topics: presenting data, writing well and sharing your work. Please join us on Sunday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. in convention center room 120A.

Collecting, storing and presenting data: The workshop will begin with the visual essentials for publication — figures and data presentation best practices. We will provide suggestions on how to prepare images and what you need to think about for image acquisition and storage and figure preparation. We will tell you how to find the right exposure, resolution and software for your images.

Editing text for clarity and reach: The title and abstract are the portal to any manuscript. How can you create compelling, broadly accessible text for your target audience? We will go over the key elements that make a good title and abstract. Participants will have an opportunity to review examples and work with the presenters to create engaging text that people will want to read.

Sharing your work: Over the past 20 months, we’ve learned how to operate virtually and create online communities. Once your paper is published, you can use online platforms to share your research and make it more visible. We will show participants how to use social media and online platforms to communicate their science.

The ASBMB wants to help you achieve your publication goals as part of our mission to bring enduring research to the scientific community. We can’t wait to see you in Philadelphia — and be sure to follow us on twitter @ASBMB for all the latest updates on #ASBMB2022.

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Stephanie Paxson

Stephanie Paxson is the ASBMB’s journal marketing associate.

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