Brown Bag Guest Speaker Prof Mark P. Jensen on 11 December


Speaker: Prof Mark P. Jensen

Title: “Publishing Your Research Findings: Strategies for Success”

Date: 11 December 2014, 12-1pm

Venue: AS4/02-08 (Psychology Department Meeting Room)


Dissemination of research findings is a central goal of successful researchers.  In order for their research findings to reach the largest audiences, and have the most influence on the field, researchers often seek to publish their findings in journals with high impact factors.  In this talk, Dr. Jensen, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain, and author of over 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals, will describe the most common problems seen in articles submitted for publication in the journal, and make specific recommendations for how to avoid those problems.   He will then review a general outline for organizing a scientific paper that he has found to be most successful in obtaining positive editorial decisions.

Educational Objectives:

1.     List the most common errors made by authors when submitting articles for publication.

2.     Describe a strategy for organising and writing a successful research article.

About the Speaker:

Mark P. Jensen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Jensen’s research program focuses on the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for pain management.  He has been awarded a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources for this work, and is the author or co-author of over 400 articles and chapters.  He has received a number of awards from the American Psychological Association (2003 APA Division 30 Award for Best Clinical Paper and 2012 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scientific Hypnosis), the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (Roy M. Dorcus Award for Best Clinical Paper, 2004), and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Clark Hull Award for Scientific Excellence in Writing on Experimental Hypnosis, 2009) for his scientific contributions.  He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain.

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