“Writing for Publication” goes on the road – Puerto Rico Sessions: May 17-19 w/ UMBC’s Dr. Kevin Omland

UMET_PRWe have taken best practices from our NSF PROMISE AGEP Dissertation House and the NSF ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Project to develop the “Writing for Publication” workshop. This week, we welcome 22 members of the faculty from Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) to our workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Kevin Omland of UMBC will be the key presenter.

Anyone who is working on an article for publication, may join us on this blog over the next few days. Feel free to add a comment and tell us what you’re writing.

General Agenda: Condado Room, Conrad Condado Plaza, San Juan

Day 1, Friday, May 17, 2013

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Opening comments by Chancellor Carlos Padín and Dr. Evelyn García

9:00 – 10:00 Opening presentation: “Time Management & Goal Setting” – Dr. Tull

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Introductions

10:30 – 12:00 Mini Lecture and Discussion #1 by Dr. Omland

“Have A Plan”

12 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Mini Lecture and Discussion #2 by Dr. Omland

“Make Your Writing Simple and Clear (Active Voice)”

2:00 – 5:30 Work on Publication

6:00 Dinner

After dinner: Continue working on publication


Day 2, Saturday, May 18, 2013

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Report-out, and goal-setting – Dr. Tull

9:30 – 10:30 Mini Lecture and Discussion #3 by Dr. Omland

“Avoid the False Demon of ‘Perfection’ “

10:30 – 12:00 Work on Publication

12 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 Remarks and Remaining Tips by Dr. Omland

“Details of Final Submission (and Resubmission)”

1:30 – 5:30 Work on Publication

6:00 Dinner

After Dinner: Continue working on publications


Day 3, Sunday, May 19, 2013

7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Report-out, and goal-setting

9:30 – 10:30 Final Comments by Dr. Tull

10:30 – 12:00 Work on Publication and Conclusion



Dr. Renetta G. Tull, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, PROMISE Director
Dr. Kevin Omland, Professor of Biology, UMBC   omland@umbc.edu
Nandadevi Cortes Rodriguez, Graduate Assistant, UMBC    mcortes1@umbc.edu



About Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull
This entry was posted in Writing for Publication and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

43 Responses to “Writing for Publication” goes on the road – Puerto Rico Sessions: May 17-19 w/ UMBC’s Dr. Kevin Omland

  1. Kevin Omland says:

    Remember: 1) Have An Attainable Goal 2) Be Determined and Focused 3) FINISH!

  2. Juan says:

    We are planning to write about generations; how the baby boomers can avoid a generation gap with the generation Y. How they can prepare themselves and/orr their organization to improve their organizational results

  3. Mitk'El B. Santiago-Berríos says:

    My first attainable goal: To get at least two paragraphs for the instroduction part of the paper.

  4. Eliel B. Irizarry says:

    We are going to define the research theme this afternoon. We are planning to work with generation gap and boomer brain drain.

  5. Luis Vazquez says:

    I will like to write a draft of my introduction.

    • Luis Vazquez says:

      Yesterday, I wrote a draft of the abstract, introduction and the methods section in underway. Also I created a protein database for the Transferrin family using the NCBI-BLAST algorithm (in order to develop the methods section). Today I am going to perform the search with the SSEARCH algorithm and continue to develop the methodology section.

  6. Víctor A. Meléndez says:

    Today I plan on making the first draft of my paper related to the challenges for education on the 21 century.

    • Have you seen this source? http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAC/Resources/Raising_Student_Learning_in_LAC_Document.pdf

      Be sure to consider the sources that *you* read for your literature review. You can consider publishing in those journals or even periodicals where you are getting information for your own research.

      • Víctor A. Meléndez says:

        Thank you very much for your suggestion. It it’s a very pertinent document to work with… Still yesterday I was supposed to elaborate the first draft of my paper regarding the educational challenges for the 21st century. After doing some research I decided to change the main focus of my article and turn it into something even more useful for our university. I’ve decided to make an outline of a plan for the General Education Program’s renewal.

  7. H says:

    My goal is to write an outline of the article.


  8. Janette Orengo says:

    I hope during this days to have a draft of my paper !!!! Janette Orengo

    • Janette Orengo says:

      During today I will evaluate differents journals that will be consider to send my paper,to write with the specific especifications. J.Orengo

  9. eloisa says:

    to build upon a series of short articles I have written on the concept of the “global city” and the crisis of democratization, in terms of literature review and sketching of ideas

  10. Yanilda Rodríguez says:

    This afternoon I hope to write the first draft of the introduction.


  11. Iris says:

    After finding the journal where to submit for possible publication, look for the specific in the publication and try to get started with the introduction.

  12. Yolanda says:

    My goals for this afternoon are: 1) to revise the publication guidelines for a concept analysis on the American Journal of Nursing and 2) start on the article revision and editing for publication of “Humanity: A Concept Analysis for Nursing.

  13. My goal for today is to organize the data I already have, look for other information resources and write down a clear and specific outline for the paper.

    • Based on our talk, remember to stick with the goals from your proposal, and the data points that you’re going to use. Your ideas are captivating, so think about the problem at the 20,000 foot level (looking at the broad picture), and then break it down into the focused area. Think of it like an upside down triangle. You’re doing your comparison between the models, then focusing on the single aspect of your hypothesized problem. I’ll be interested in learning about the results once you’re finished!

  14. Kevin Omland says:

    “Voice – In scientific writing, **the use of active voice is preferred** [sic]; however, APS style does not rigidly enforce this rule. Use your judgment and leave the author’s voice if it is clear and consistent.
    bad: Data were collected by our laboratory…
    good: We collected the data…”

  15. Mitk'El B. Santiago-Berríos says:

    My goal yesterday was to at least have two paragraphs for the instruduction. Yesterday was a very succesful day. I manage to write what I believe is the first draft of the paper!!!! Today I will recheck literature, and see if I have to add something to the introduction part. If I have time…read again the draft. And edit it if possible.

  16. H says:

    My goal for today is to define key concepts.

  17. Iris says:

    I accomplished my goal!!! Yes… I found a journal where I can submit the paper. Also, I started to narrow down the idea since I will be doing a paper on my dissertation and I got to refine the topic of the paper. For today I want to read again the methods and results chapters in order to write an outline and start to write the paper base on the style required by the journal.

  18. Oliva says:

    Yesterday I did the following:
    1)Read the authors guidelines of the journal
    2)Organized endnote references
    3)Made the outline of the paper
    4)Organized the Figures and write the experimental part

    Today, I will finish the figures and tables, add references with endnote and start working in the introduction

  19. Kevin Omland says:

    It was great to interact with you all. Keep up the great work with your projects. Keep pushing until you hit SUBMIT!

  20. Pingback: Speaking at the @USNews @STEMSolutions Conference June 18: Holistic Support Systems for Minority Students | Renetta Garrison Tull - Living Life Online

  21. Pingback: Summer 2013: “Writing for Publication” Workshop at UMBC, July 10-11 | The Dissertation House

  22. nomansalehzada says:

    Hi, thank you for giving me this opportunity to give my suggestions to the readers, dissertations writing is proving to be most difficult task for students nowadays, good news though there are many sites which can really help you in writing your dissertations , i come across one such website, they have expert writer and can access you best.
    Have a look http://writing-dissertation.org

  23. Pingback: Understanding Impact Factor & Avoiding the Demon of “Perfection” – July 2013 Workshops | PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

  24. ppi claims says:

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this
    onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research
    on this. And he actually bought me lunch due to the fact that
    I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this.
    … Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this matter
    here on your blog.

  25. Justin says:

    Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the issues.

    It was definitely informative. Your website is useful. Many thanks
    for sharing!

  26. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .
    net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a number of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform.
    I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  27. I all the time used to study paragraph in news papers but now as I am a user of net
    thus from now I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

  28. I am actually delighted to glance at this website posts which carries tons of useful information, thanks for providing these kinds of data.

  29. Pingback: Puerto Rico Forum: “Primer foro sobre publicaciones academicas de la Universidad Metropolitana” | Renetta Garrison Tull - Living Life Online

Join the conversation! Leave a Reply.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s