How to write highly cited papers (NERC Workshop)

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Event venue: 
CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, United Kingdom
Event description: 

This workshop will run in Wallingford on 15 January 2019 and Lancaster on 29 January 2020

Course Description:

This interactive workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again. Here is a little taster video introducing you to the course and course leader Prof. Andrew Johnson.

The course will run with a mixed audience of external learners and CEH staff and PhD students.

This workshop focusses on getting high citations. The workshop will study the following using group and individual exercises:

  • How to write a good title
  • How to write a good abstract
  • Thinking about your audience
  • Maintaining a narrative thread and not submerging your audience in too many messages
  • Finding a transparent scientific language
  • Marshalling your argument
  • Using figures
  • Ending in a clean conclusion
  • Social media and other forms of promotion


Max 20 external learners per event


Suitable for anyone whether you have published none or one hundred papers!

Course Leader:

Prof. Andrew Johnson, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Andrew has been an active researcher for the past 27 years.  As of May 2017 the Web of Science reports 113 papers with over 4,000 citations giving an H-index of 35. 10 papers have now passed over 100 citations each.

Target Audience:

MSc & PhD students/researchers, industry, environmental consultancies, public sector


Students £209

Professionals £269

Sign up closes 6 days before the event