MANUSCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOP FOR MALARIA AND OTHER PRIORITY DISEASES

Between Monday 5th July 2021 and Friday 9 July 2021, AFENET conducted a malaria manuscript writing workshop as a way of promoting the dissemination of the scientific work of the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) supported by the Presidential Malaria Initiative. Besides Malaria, the scientific writing workshop also included works on other priority diseases like measles, COVID-19, and rubella. Participants were residents and recent graduates of NFELTP.

The goal of the workshop is to provide direct mentorship and hands-on opportunity to the residents to finalize their draft manuscripts and prepare them for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals.
The workshop had didactic lectures and practical sessions supervised and supported by the mentors and plenary presentations by all the participants. The lectures covered during the didactic sessions were:

  • Planning to Write a Manuscript
  • Starting off Writing Manuscript
  • Result, Tables, and Figures
  • Writing Methods
  • Writing Introduction
  • Writing Discussion, Conclusion and Acknowledgments
  • Abstracts and Title
  • Mendeley Reference Software
  • Authorship, Publication Ethics and
  • Plagiarism
  • Journal Submission Process, ORCID
  • ID, Waivers Process
  • Choosing a Journal and Peer Review Process
  • Participants had the advantage of having dedicated mentors assigned to them who guided them during the workshop and who will continue to offer mentorship support through to journal publication. The participants were also assisted in choosing the journals to submit their works with plans to finalize the manuscript and submit to the chosen journals as soon as possible.

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