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An Editor’s View on Publishing a Paper

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An Editor’s View on Publishing a Paper

February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:05 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
On-Line Event
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Aric Lane


A journal editor will review the most common reasons for a paper to be rejected and how to avoid those pitfalls.

Schedule of activities

  • 12:00-12:03pm – Welcome/Introduction
  • 12:03-1:03pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 1:03-1:05pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major reasons papers are rejected.
  • Describe the 4 major questions every paper should answer.
  • Determine the elements that make a successful paper submission.

About the speaker

Dr. Nora DisisNora Disis, MD
Associate Dean, Translational Science
University of Washington School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Helen B. Slonaker Endowed Professor for Cancer Research
University of Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Nora Disis is the Director of UW Medicine’s Cancer Vaccine Institute. Her research interest is in the discovery of new molecular immunologic targets in solid tumors for the development of vaccine and cellular therapy for the treatment and prevention of common malignancies. In addition, her group evaluates the use of the immune system to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and develops novel assays and approaches to quantitate and characterize human immunity. She holds several patents in the field of targeted cancer immunotherapy and immune-based diagnostics.

Dr. Disis is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. She holds a leadership award from the Komen for the Cure Foundation and is an American Cancer Society Clinical Professor. Dr. Disis is the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Oncology.

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