Advice on Writing and Reviewing Scientific Manuscripts

To help scientists in writing and reviewing scientific manuscripts, AAI provides the following resources:

 Advice on Writing and Reviewing Scientific Manuscripts

The slides and audio of the Publications Committee-sponsored symposium at the IMMUNOLOGY 2017TM Meeting in Washington, DC are presented as an aide to authors in writing and reviewing scientific manuscripts.

 Scientific Publishing Do's and Don'ts for Authors and Reviewers

A collection of four articles that addresses the essentials in writing and reviewing manuscripts that are important to every investigator's career success. The articles are based upon presentations made during the Publications Committee-sponsored symposium at the IMMUNOLOGY 2009TM Meeting in Seattle, WA.

The four articles:

  • Dos and Don'ts for Writing a Scientific Manuscript, based on a presentation by Pamela J. Fink, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington and current Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Immunology
  • The Appropriate Use of Statistics in the Biological Sciences, based on a presentation by Pamela A. Shaw, Ph.D., Mathematical Statistician for the Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
  • The Ethics of Scientific Publishing, based on a presentation by Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, and former Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Immunology
  • How to Be a Valued Reviewer, based on a presentation by JoAnne L. Flynn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 In the Lion's Den: The Manuscript Review Process and How to Survive It

A collection of articles that outlines the steps in the manuscript review process and offers insights into how understanding them can help authors anticipate and address reviewers' expectations. The articles are based on presentations made during the Publications Committee-sponsored symposium at the IMMUNOLOGY 2011™ Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

The articles include:

  • I Clicked Submit; What Happens Next? based on a presentation by Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
  • Making It Easier for the Reviewer, based on a presentation by Melissa A. Brown, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Northwestern University
  • It's not Personal: Responding to Reviewers, based on a presentation by Peter E. Jensen, MD, Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Utah