Publishing & Ethics 1

Learn how to ethically publish your research, especially if it is before finishing a university thesis.

Career level:
Level 1 (pre-PhD) 

🕑 2 hours (15 short topics)
🇬🇧 clear, simple English
🖥 interactive slideshow
🎧 narration + full transcript
✔ 5 downloadable checklists
📜 quizzes + certificate


Dr. Trevor Lane has over 20 years of experience helping authors communicate their research findings and ideas in English-language journals, conferences, reports, proposals, and social and mass media.

He holds an MA in Biochemistry and Chemical Pharmacology and a PhD in Physiological Sciences (molecular and cellular biology of cancer) from the University of Oxford. He held postdoctoral research positions in clinical oncology and genetics in Hong Kong, after which he served in a variety of senior editorial roles in academic, research, and publishing institutions.

Dr Ruth Tunn has an academic background in the biomedical sciences and is experienced in a wide range of molecular biology techniques, including protein expression and analysis, stem cell culture, and quantitative reverse transcription PCR. After gaining a BA in Physiological Sciences, she joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford to study the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of fat cells and tissues. Specifically, she investigated intracellular calcium signaling and the expression of a family of cation channels (two-pore channels) in mammalian cells; the role of these channels in the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into fat cells (adipogenesis); and body composition in transgenic mice using time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance. During her PhD, Dr Tunn worked as a graduate teaching assistant and tutor for the preclinical medical degree program at the University of Oxford. After graduating, she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Edge Hill University, specializing in mathematics.

Dr Tunn co-authored several papers on topics related to her PhD research, which were published in international journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Endocrinology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

During her time as a PhD student, Dr Tunn edited manuscripts for non-native English-speaking colleagues, and supported ESL students in their preparation of reports and dissertations. She joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2015.

Dr Geraldine Echue obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK. Her research focused on the preparation of functional nanomaterials using self-assembly techniques. After the completion of her PhD, Geraldine worked in the area of research development and funding at the University of Bristol and for the UK government. Prior to joining Edanz, Dr Echue was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan.

In addition to publishing in the journals Langmuir and Chemistry-A European Journal, Dr Echue has previously authored official published guidance, funding applications, and technical reports.

Dr Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi works for Edanz as a scientific publication expert, research consultant, and education team leader. He completed his PhD in geo-environmental sciences at Kyushu University in 2012 with full support from a Japanese Government doctoral scholarship (MEXT). He was a visiting PhD student at the University of Alberta in Canada in 2011. Before joining Edanz, Amin was an assistant professor of environmental studies at Kyushu University. He has published in reputed international journals with high impact factors, such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, and the Journal of Cleaner Production.

Amin is an editorial board member of the Electronic Green Journal published by the University of California (UCLA).

Scott McCleary published his first software title at 16 and has worked in digital media ever since. He now specializes in instructional design for lifelong learning and holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology from the University of Southern Queensland. 

Scott has developed and/or taught courses for more than forty organizations, including Benesse, Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Merck, and Deutsche Bank, and developed academic courses for Komazawa University, Gakushuin University, Asia University, Kaetsu University, and the Berlin School of Economics and Law.


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