Need to transform your ideas into a publishable peer reviewed manuscript?

Finding it difficult to write alone without assistance and constructive feedback?

Join Tufts CTSI this summer to begin writing and refining the core sections of your manuscript draft with your colleagues and a highly experienced editor.



Tufts CTSI is excited to recruit up to 10 motivated clinical or public health researchers to join a live, online workshop series designed to get you started on efficient manuscript writing. Our experienced editor and chronic disease epidemiologist, Robert Goldberg, PhD,  will provide guidance on the elements of preparing successful manuscripts for peer reviewed scientific journals including navigating major journals, scientific writing style, and approaches to sentence composition.The program is focused solely on hands-on writing exercises and peer review with expert coaching on manuscript style and content. The participants will incorporate class feedback and submit a new draft each session with a goal of polishing each section of their scientific manuscript in the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) format.

By the end of this series, you will have completed a solid working draft of a manuscript that will be either ready for peer reviewed submission to a journal or will be close to submission with some additional final polishing needed.

Workshop Faculty

  • Main Instructor: Robert J. Goldberg, PhD, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop series, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the core components of a successful scientific manuscript.
  • Identify strategies and steps for completing a full manuscript for peer review submission.
  • Anticipate reviewers’ concerns in discussing and presenting your research and how to best respond to these concerns.

Expectation for Homework and Your Commitment

Registration is on a first come, first served, basis and priorities are given to members of Tufts CTSI partner institutions. All participants will be required to submit, at the time of application, a draft manuscript with a minimum of the introduction and methods sections. Data/results are preferred but are not required for participation. We will confirm your enrollment as soon we finalize the registration list.

Class attendance is critical to this peer review-based format. If your participation in these workshops needs to be approved by your supervisor or a person responsible for your time release, please secure that approval before submitting your registration application.

You will be expected to be actively engaged in classroom discussion, including presenting your drafts for critique by the course instructor and other course attendees. We ask participants to come open-minded and be receptive to both provide and receive constructive feedback.

Dates and Location

Location: Online via Zoom

  • Session I: Tuesday, June 14 1:30PM–3:00PM
  • Session II: Tuesday, June 28, 1:30PM–3:00PM
  • Session III: Tuesday, July 12, 1:30PM-3:00PM

Additionally, Dr. Goldberg will be available the week of July 25 to provide final feedback on all submitted drafts.

Registration and Requirements

A total of 10 slots are available for those who commit to attending and submitting their manuscript drafts prior to all sessions. Manuscripts must be targeted to clinical and translational science or public health journals.

Please note: Registration is now closed

All subsequent manuscript submissions and other assignments will be handled through the course site on the Tufts CTSI I LEARN platform. All accepted participants will be required to sign up for a free I LEARN account to complete their enrollment in the course.

Tufts CTSI Professional Education

Tufts CTSI’s Professional Education programs provide non-degree continuing education and training for clinical and translational research professionals from all Tufts CTSI partners and beyond.

This course is provided free of charge and is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Award Number UL1TR002544.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.