'Getting your research published and maximising its impact' was a session jointly organised by Wiley and the Young Statisticians Section. The session aimed to provide guidance on the publication process, from writing the draft to promoting the final published paper, for early-career researchers.
First up was Professor Jouni Kuha, a joint editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A. Jouni gave an overview of the submission and review process for journal articles and shared some tips on how to respond to reviews and increase chances of getting a paper accepted.
Following Jouni, Brian Tarran gave a talk on writing for Significance, the official magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association which publishes articles on topics of statistical interest for a very general audience. As the editor, Brian was able to share his insight on the 'how, what and why' of writing for magazines.
Our final speakers were Stephen Raywood and Beverley Harnett, respectively senior journals publishing manager and senior marketing manager at Wiley. Stephen and Beverley spoke about how Wiley can help with the publishing process once a paper has been accepted, and what tools there are available that can be used to help promote our work.
The session ended with a lively Q&A between the audience and panel members. A range of topics were covered, from open access and data sharing, to how to deal with conflicts in the review process, and how to make video abstracts of our research. Thanks to our speakers, and participation from the audience, this was a useful, engaging, and brilliant session overall.