Joelia Nasaka: My Experience During the Scientific Communication and Publishing Training in Kampala Uganda

26 November 2018 Categories: News

My name isJoelia Nasaka I am in the agricultural field of research looking at nutrition of game birds. The training was effective and timely because I am at the stage of writing and publishing. At this stage, I am very interested in using e-resources and writing quality manuscripts that I must submit to high impact journals. The course facilitators did not disappoint as they delivered just what I needed. I liked the fact that the course was more practical than theoretical. We did everything in the workshop room and we practiced on our manuscripts and we even evaluated ourselves.

I learned quite a lot from the training, however, the three things that stood out were identifying predatory journals and how to avoid them, using Mendeley which was a shift from endnote for me, as well as, using the R statistical software for data analysis and presentation. It’s also important to say that my writing skills have improved and I hope to work on my existing draft to make it ready for publication. Moreover, I learned the importance of paying keen attention to the journal author guidelines.

Overall, the course organization was good and the delivery of the content was good and done by experienced trainers. The venue of the training was good and being residential helped us concentrate and even have practice sessions later on in groups. We thank TCC for their coordination of the training and ensuring that we got what we needed on time. Thank you

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