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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Madrid EACPT Masterclass by EACPT official journal editor Richard Shader on how to publish in scientific journals

The 12th biennial Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ( was held in Madrid from 27th to 30th June 2015. Over 500 abstracts were accepted from 66 countries and from all 5 continents for presentation as e-posters and oral presentations. the 54 oral presentations were eligible for an award for the best talk. 

At a well-attended EACPT Congress session, EACPT official journal editor Richard Shader gave a Masterclass to over 80 delegates on how publish a scientific paper.

Listen to Dr Shader discussing Clinical Therapeutics with Donald Singer from the EACPT:

Dr Shader's key messages on scientific writing included

- write clearly
- explain why you undertook the work
- describe how you advanced knowledge in the field.
- note further work that would take the field forward

- decide title and write abstract last - avoid excessive use of adverbs  
 - use short sentences
- consider use of translation support if English is not your first language: this should be translation of your own text, NOT ghost writing

More helpful advice for authors

The European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics has Clinical Therapeutics as its Official Journal, in partnership with the major international publisher Elsevier. 

The journal features highlights of EACPT scientific and other activities and provides information on future EACPT congresses, summer schools and other events. The journal  also publishes peer-reviewed original papers and reviews arising from EACPT conferences. 

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