Workshop on “Writing and publishing scientific papers”



Organiser : Paul Finglas,  Editor in chief,  Food Chemistry Journal 

 Research Leader, Quadram Institute, Norwich, UK

With Other Expert Members

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Scientists work hard to achieve high-quality research to advance our knowledge, regardless of their speciality, but getting their work published can be a difficult and prolonged process.

There are many reasons why research articles are rejected, and most have nothing to do with whether or the not science is novel or the hypothesis valid, although both help to get work noticed. Instead, papers are rejected because they are poor presented to the wrong journal, and the design of the study or the analysis of the results fundamentally flawed.

This workshop will explore the shortcomings in the manuscript preparation and submissions process that often lead to research being rejected for publication. Addressing these issues prior to submission will increase the chances of a manuscript being published, advancing the credibility of the authors an increasingly competitive global research community.

Academic journals are part of a dynamic and highly competitive industry that has changed substantially as a result of online submissions and open access publishing. Whilst scientists continue to make common mistakes, the solutions to be discussed will be relevant to most types of papers, including short communications, research articles and review papers, regardless of discipline, reducing delays and frustration and avoiding ethical complications.


Aims of the workshop are to explain how:

  • Peer-review functions (i.e. Editorial office, editors, reviewers)
  • Ethical complications should be avoided (e.g. unethical behaviour, scientific misconduct)


Outcomes for delegates:

After attending this workshop, you will understand better:

  • How to select a journal and avoid delays in processing
  • Construct your article
  • Avoid common mistakes in peer-review publishing

Participation Fees:

USD 25 for those attending only the post conference workshop while, no fees for those registered for the Conference. Only 30 participants to be enrolled on first come first serve basis.


Paul Finglas joined the Quadram Institute in 1981 and is head of the Food Databanks National Capability  Paul has over 170 publications covering his research in food composition and analysis, food description, quality and food matching, dietary intake assessment, nutritional labelling, health claims, and personalised nutrition advice.  He currently explores ways to integrate food composition and consumption data into food and health research infrastructures. Paul has co-coordinated international projects including the EU EuroFIR Network of Excellence and Nexus projects, is President of EuroFIR AISBL, and a member of the FAO INFOODS network.  Paul is editor of Food Chemistry, and Trends in Food Science and Technology.


Mélanie Lowie worked for the Scientific Institute for Public Health for a year before joining EuroFIR AISBL in 2013 as Managing Editor for Food Chemistry, Elsevier’s flagship research journal in food science. Her role is to receive and manage incoming submissions through the manuscript submission system and to determine whether the manuscripts are in scope, meet the required formatting, abide by scientific standards for integrity and objectivity and do not infringe the proprietary rights of others. Mélanie then assigns the manuscript to the Editors for handling and review.