330.611.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Tamar Mendelson
    Tamar Mendelson
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand how to formulate and organize an empirical paper and systematic review
    • Produce a manuscript to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal
    • Offer critical feedback as a peer reviewer
  • Course Description
    Provides training in the preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, with a focus on empirical papers and systematic reviews. Develops students' ability to serve as reviewers and critically evaluate the written work of peers. Covers topics relevant to effective communication and dissemination of ideas, including journal selection, preparation of cover letters, and responses to reviewers. Incorporates informal presentations from diverse JHSPH faculty members, as well as student critiques of other students' works in progress.
  • Intended Audience
    Targeted to all Ph.D. students interested in gaining structured guidance in how to prepare a research manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. The course is required for Ph.D. students in the Department of Mental Health.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Based on class participation, a written review of a class member's work, and a final paper in the form of an empirical research paper suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
  • Prerequisites
    Students must begin the course with a well-formulated idea for an empirical research paper and completed (or near completed) data analysis.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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