Learn how to be a successful corresponding author
What will you learn?
- Who can become a corresponding author
- What are the various roles and responsibilities
- Why being a corresponding author is a valued role
- How to strategize and plan responsibilities to avoid fallout
A corresponding author is usually the senior author who provides the intellectual input and feedback in a collaborative project. He/she designs and approves the protocols to be followed in the study, apart from handling manuscript correction, proof reading, correspondence during the paper submission, handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts until they get accepted. It's ironic that something as important as this role doesn't have more attention and better preparation.
This specially created course aims to provide insight into how to be a corresponding author, keeping in mind there is no formal training on the subject. It provides key learnings and background on the roles and responsibilities that a corresponding author needs to master and expert tips on how to get things done right. By the end of the course you will get a sound idea of how can play your part effortlessly by the time you do this for yourself and your colleagues.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Filling in the gaps
Lecture 2: Leadership in revisions
Lecture 3: Excising, adding, amending, and polishing
Prof Caven Mcloughlin, PhD, is Professor at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. A qualified school psychologist, Prof. Caven’s works at Ohio’s largest school psychology preparation program and instructs students in early childhood school psychology. He has been a special education classroom teacher and administrator as well as a school counselor. For over 25 years, he has been conducting federally funded training programs for interdisciplinary leadership personnel who work with toddlers, infants, and newborns. Prof. Caven is also a Fulbright Specialist, and travels to different parts of the world to conduct informative and instructive workshops on academic publishing. He is a prolific researcher and has published over 100 research papers and chapters as well as written, edited, or contributed to 10 books. He is the Editor of the Sage journal School Psychology International.Prof. Caven has also contributed to the advanced learning track of the Editage Insights training course on peer reviewing, where he instructs new and experienced reviewers about the best way to review the methodology in a scientific manuscript. You might also be interested in reading his interview with Editage Insights where he shares timeless tips for researchers.