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​​Getting Your Manuscript Accepted by APS Journals (Even if English is Your Second Langu​age)


Mark Gleason

​Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University; former Editor-in-Chief of Plant Disease (2013-2015)


Alison Robertson

Professor/Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University; current Editor-in-Chief of Plant Disease (2016-2018)

Broadcast Date: February 21, 2018

What Will Participants Learn?

  • Understand how APS journals evaluate manuscripts.
  • Learn tips on how to make manuscript submission evaluation a positive experience.
  • Find out how to know whether the English in your manuscript will meet APS journal standards.
  • Get your questions about the review process answered.

APS publishes the top-rated research journals in plant pathology worldwide. Having served as Editors-in-Chief of Plant Disease, Drs. Robertson and Gleason have substantial experience in evaluating manuscripts. This webinar provides advice on how to make manuscript submission as smooth and frustration-free as possible for authors. 

The presenters offer advice on the nuts and bolts of manuscript preparation, how to select a journal for your manuscript, how to avoid common pitfalls that can doom manuscripts, and how to manage communications with the editors and among co-authors. Special emphasis is placed on authors who are writing English as a second (or third or fourth) language, but the webinar contains useful advice for all authors seeking to learn more about tilting the odds of manuscript evaluation in your favor.

Who should view?

Graduate students, postdocs, staff members, and junior faculty in U.S.A and other countries.​​

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