Case Reports Live Webinar: How to write good case reports and get them published

Good case report foldersAs a scientific documentation on a single clinical observation, case reports offer timely and valuable information of best medical practices, especially on rare diseases. They show doctors how fellow practitioners have acted in similar situations and thus aid in the decision-making process. Not only do they significantly contribute to the medical knowledge pool, but they also help add to researchers’ portfolio. For those reasons, case reports have been a time-honoured and rich tradition in medical publication.

Writing a good case report, however, requires much more than just an interesting case. In fact, the most common reason for the rejection of case reports lies in writing styles. This can be a real challenge, especially for early-career researchers who are sharing their clinical experiences for the first time. Apart from that, it is also important to take into consideration the ethical issues and the journals to publish in. As suggested by Professor Oliver Kurzai, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Mycology Case Reports, case reports are often not as well cited as other publications, and therefore, publishing your work in the right journal will ensure it is read by the right people.

Case reports may sound quite overwhelming with all the work they demand. Yet, there are a lot of resources that can help you solve this puzzle. Adding to this knowledge, Researcher Academy, is hosting a webinar on How to Write Case Reports with Oliver Kurzai and Adilia Warris, the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board member of Medical Mycology Case Reports journal. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 28th (2pm UTC) to give researchers a chance to interact with the editors who will talk them through the process of choosing suitable subjects, setting up and writing case reports, considering ethical issues as well as selecting an appropriate journal to publish in. You can now send the speakers questions in advance by joining the Researcher Academy Mendeley group and post your queries there.

Register for free here and see you at the webinar!

HOWTO: Use Mendeley to create citations using LaTeX and BibTeX.

Multiplatform, free, and powerful. I could be using these terms to describe Mendeley Desktop, but what I’m going to write in this blog post is about something else, something called LaTeX and BibTeX. For those of you that are unfamiliar with LaTeX, it’s:

a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

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Join us on June 21st @ 9 AM EDT / 1 PM GMT for "Building your Reference Library with Mendeley", a free online instructional session

Calling all researchers and information professionals! We have a great schedule of instructional sessions targeted to your specific needs. Next up is “Building your Reference Library with Mendeley” on June 21st at 09:00 AM EDT / 01:00 PM GMT. Join us to learn about the many different ways to get information and documents into Mendeley so you can stay on top of your research.

Ricardo Vidal, Community Liaison for Mendeley, will be conducting this session. There will be plenty of time for questions after and during the session.

Registration is open until June 21, 2011 09:00 AM EDT

Date: Tuesday, June 21th 2011
Time: 09:00 AM EDT
Presenter: Ricardo Vidal


UPCOMING:

Mendeley for Librarians 6/23/2011 08:00 PM EDT
Collaborative Research with Mendeley 6/30/2011 12:00 noon EDT
Mendeley for Life Scientists 7/07/2011 01:00 PM EDT
Introduction to Mendeley 7/13/2011 02:00 PM EDT
Mendeley for Educational Research 7/19/2011 02:00 PM EDT
Mendeley for Librarians 7/26/2011 01:00 PM EDT

NB: Unfortunately, GoToMeeting doesn’t work on Linux. We’re very sorry, but we haven’t found a better solution that allows us to accommodate a large number of attendees and supports all platforms. We’re currently looking at WebEx as a possible replacement.