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Manuscript Writing & Publishing

Live Online Replacement for All In-Person Workshops
Apr 25, 2023
10:30a - 6:00p (Eastern Time)

Our one-day manuscript writing workshop will cover the diversity of journals, how to convert ideas into publishable manuscripts, and provide guidance on the journey from results to publication and citations. After the workshop, participants will understand the best practices in structuring each part of the manuscript, getting to submission, and successfully navigating the peer review and publication process, which will lead to successful publication.

You will learn how to:

  • Write manuscripts for reputable journals
  • Research and identify potential journals
  • Effectively present your research
  • Navigate the manuscript process through each step: submission, acceptance, publication, and citation
  • Understand the editorial process and respond to peer reviewers
  • Work through editorial rejection
  • Write winning manuscripts that will lead to citations


Dr. Maria Esformes

Dr. Maria Esformes

Dr. Maria Esformes has lectured and taught for the Grant Training Center for over 10 years. In her extensive career as an academic at such institutions as Harvard, University of Massachusetts, University of Washington, University of South Florida, and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada she has written and received major research and programmatic grants from such donors as the Mellon Foundation, Skirball Foundation, Maurice Amado Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and various government grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Esformes has participated on many grant review panels for internal University grants and for government grants. Most recently she has reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Esformes received her B.A. from Portland State University (Portland, Oregon), M.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington), and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado).


10:30am -



11:00am -


Preliminary Steps for Writing a Manuscript

11:30am -


Developing a Research Topic and Purpose Statement

12:00pm -

1:00 pm

Writing the Abstract

 1:00 pm -

2:00 pm


 2:00 pm -

3:10 pm

Types of Academic Journals

 3:10 pm -

3:30 pm

Submitting the Manuscript

 3:30 pm -

4:00 pm

Writing Letters to the Editor

 4:00 pm -

4:30 pm

Addressing Feedback from Reviewers and Editors

 4:30 pm -

5:00 pm

Manuscript Publishing Experience

 5:00 pm -

5:45 pm

Discuss and Evaluate Manuscripts

 5:45 pm -

6:00 pm

Summary of the Day, Q&A, & Next Steps

Preparing for the Workshop

Begin thinking of a manuscript you want to develop. Having a specific idea in mind will help you better understand the various manuscript components presented during this workshop. Remember to consider potential journals.

If you decide to start developing a manuscript during the workshop, consider how you would answer the following questions:

  •     What is the need of your manuscript?
  •     What is the significance of your manuscript?
  •     Is there a timeframe for publication?

What You Will Need

  • REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile (mobile devices may require free app store download)
  • REQUIRED: Internet connection - This is a live webinar
  • REQUIRED: Headset, headphones, or speakers - Access to a microphone or headset allows verbal questions, otherwise questions may be asked through chat box
  • Any materials that could be helpful in defining the goals of your manuscript
  • Current, planned, or past manuscripts or publications

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Grant Training Center (GTC) has the sole and absolute discretion to reschedule and cancel all workshops. In the event of such a cancellation, GTC will attempt to notify attendees two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If a participant has paid for the cancelled workshop and is unable to attend the rescheduled session, he/she will receive either a refund or a credit toward a future workshop. If we do not hear from the attendee within 30 days, they will not be able to receive a refund.

In no event shall GTC be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or GTC’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. Participants should contact GTC prior to making travel arrangements to ensure the workshop is taking place.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, GTC must be notified at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel less than seven business days prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive credit for a future workshop, which is valid for one (1) year. No refunds will be allowed for any future workshops once credit is issued.

Force Majeure: If a workshop is canceled due to reasons of Act of God or nature, war, riot, strike, or labor dispute, the cancellation policy will not apply and the fee will transfer to the rescheduled workshop. If participants cannot attend the rescheduled date, the registration fee can be utilized for any Grant Training Center workshop of the same cost during a period of exactly one (1) year from the date of the original workshop.

Individual Membership Cancellation: Once an individual membership has been paid and processed, members will have three (3) days to cancel for a full refund. After the three (3) day period, no refunds will be issued.

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TOTAL: $395.00