You’ve wrapped up the research on project. You’ve gotten good results. It’s time to publish them—your PhD/postdoc/career depends on it.
But you’re drawing a blank. Staring at the screen for hours, not knowing how to get started, and the only thing you can produce is an empty document. One of the most daunting tasks for young scientists is writing and publishing a paper, especially the first one.
In the context of a tutorial of the UNIL Quantitative Biology PhD Program, I prepared a series of three short videos featuring interviews with professors on tips to successfully publish a scientific paper. These videos were aimed towards PhD students, but contain useful advice for anyone, at any stage of their career. Here’s what they had to say:
Part 1: the writing process
Part 2: the journal selection
Part 3: responding to reviewers