Workshop: How to improve your chances to get your article published in a peer-reviewed journal

Publication of findings in peer-reviewed journals is one key element in decisions about research funding. It is also important for the career progression of experts/scientists. Journals, in particular those with good scientific reputation (as judged by various metrics), face a high volume of submissions and are highly selective. They publish only a limited number of submitted articles. Acceptance rates can be lower than 15% for some.

Aim: We aim to provide participants with an insight into the main elements of article selection by scientific journal editors and enable them to understand which kind of information improves the chances to get their own work published.

Objectives: Following the presentation of the various steps of article evaluation, starting from the submission of a manuscript, participants should understand the importance of specific pieces of information and/or forms of presentation (required author information in the submission system, title, abstracts, letter to the editor, point-by-point response to reviewer comments) that can raise the chances of positive manuscript evaluation by the journal editors before and after review. Participants should be able to supply such information with future submissions.

The workshop will consist of two short lectures and practical exercises in small groups and we are happy for the participants to bring questions for an interactive discussion.


Facilitators: Eurosurveillance editors

When: 27 November 2019 from 14:40 to 17:00

Place: ESCAIDE venue, room ‘Magasinet

Registration: send an email to


We have limited seats available (max 30) and these will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

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