Preparing your Manuscript for Submission

Recorded Tuesday, February 4, 2020
In this webinar, ASPB Features Editor Mary Williams will outline the key steps in writing a paper, preparing figures, and navigating the submission process. Topics include how to frame the significance of the question being addressed; how to put the results in context; and how to present the key findings in the abstract, title, summary figure and cover letter. Mary will also discuss best practices for figure presentation, from cropping and contrast adjustment to layout and design, and why researchers are moving away from bar graphs.

Cost: This webinar is free to all participants thanks to the support of the American Society of Plant Biologists

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Mary Williams, Features Editor,

The Plant Cell

Mary received her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Rockefeller University. From 1995 to 2009 she was a Professor of Biology at Harvey Mudd College, a liberal arts college of science and engineering. In 2009 she joined The Plant Cell as the developer of Teaching Tools in Plant Biology. In addition to her editorial role at The Plant Cell, she mentors students through the Plantae platform; edits Plant Science Research Weekly; and gives workshops on writing, teaching and communicating at conferences and universities. Mary is very active on Twitter as @PlantTeaching.

This webinar is freely available thanks to the support of the American Society of Plant Biologists

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