The University of Florida's University Writing Program announces the 2009-2010 scholarly writing workshop and seminar series for graduate students and faculty. All UF graduate students and faculty are invited to participate!

For more information on any of the workshops or seminars below, please visit the UWP workshops web site ( or contact J. 
Kelly Byram ([log in to unmask]). To register for seminars and workshops, visit the registration web site (  
Department-funded registrations are accepted.

Departments interested in developing discipline-specific scholarly writing seminars or workshops for their students/faculty with the UF UWP are encouraged to contact J. Kelly Byram, MS ([log in to unmask]).

"Is E-Publishing Right for You?"
Monday, 19 October 2009, 2-4 pm
Speakers include John W. Byram, Editor-in-Chief, University Press of Florida 

The convergence of the recession and myriad e-publication technologies has changed the landscape of academic publishing. Fewer opportunities exist for scholars to publish their work in the traditional print mediums, yet promotion and tenure publication requirements have not waned. This seminar introduces participants to the world of electronic publishing-both book and journal-and discusses how to negotiate this new complicated landscape and meet goals for promotion and tenure. In this seminar, we will discuss:

-- the market for e-publications
-- the variety of e-publication types currently available
-- how to assess if your work is appropriate for e-publication
-- how to protect your intellectual property rights in the new digital frontier
-- how to estimate the "prestige" value of print versus electronic publications

A question and answer period will be included. (Seminar, $75)

"Publishing Your Dissertation"
Presented in conjunction with the University Press of Florida Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 2-4 pm

Learn the basics of publishing your dissertation from experienced editors. 
Topics include how to know if your dissertation is publishable as a book or article (or both), how to transform your dissertation into a book or article, and what to expect from the publishing experience. (Seminar, $75)

"Writing About Statistics"
Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 1:30-4:30 pm

Effectively presenting and writing about your data and statistics can be challenging. This workshop is designed to teach participants the best way to present and discuss data and statistics in academic writing. Topics include effective graphic representation of different data types, how to construct appropriate data tables, and how to write about your data and statistics. 
(Seminar, $150)

"Scholarly Writing Strategies for Graduate and Post-Graduate ESL (L2) Scholars" 
February 2010, Date TBA

This workshop addresses the major concerns of ESL academic writers. The session will include an overview of academic writing in English, techniques for avoiding plagiarism while using sources, proofreading and revising techniques, and stylistics (transitions, word choice, structure). (Workshop,

Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) Writing Seminars and Workshops

"How to Write a Science/Medical Journal Article" 
Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 1:30-4:30 pm

Learn how to write and submit original research articles for scientific and medical journals. This 3-hour overview introduces the basics of science and medical writing, the anatomy of the research article, how to select a journal and submit your article, what the peer review process is, and how to manage the revision and resubmission process. (Seminar, $150)

"How to Write a Science/Medical Review Article" 
Thursday, 10 December 2009, 1:30-4:30 pm

Learn how to write and submit a review article for a scientific or medical journal. This brief overview seminar introduces the basics of science and medical writing, the different types of review articles and their organization, how to select a journal and submit your article, what the peer review process is, and how to manage the revision and resubmission process. 
(Seminar, $150)

"How to Write a Medical Case Study"
Thursday, 21 January 2010, 1:30-4:30 pm

Writing a case study is a common requirement for medical residents, but often these articles are not published. Learn how to transform your case study into a publishable journal article. (Workshop, $150)

"How to Write a Poster"
Thursday, 25 March 2010, 1:30-4:30 pm

Learn how to write and format a poster suitable for presentation at academic meetings. This is a workshop, so bring your laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint and your research and be prepared to create a draft of your poster in the session. (Workshop, $150)

"Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) Journal Article Writing 2-Day Intensive Workshop" 
Thursday and Friday, 22-23 April 2010, all day

In this workshop, participants are given all of the tools necessary to transform their data and knowledge into a journal article. You will learn how to:

-- write an STM original research article, section-by-section
-- write in the STM style
-- write about statistics
-- pick a target journal
-- manage the submission and review processes

Professional STM editor and writer J. Kelly Byram, MS, conducts this workshop and works with the workshop participants to prepare for the workshop in the weeks preceding the 2-day intensive session.