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Manuscript Sprints

On your mark, get set, go…to submission of your next manuscript!
Manuscript sprints are small peer review groups that encourage authors to press to completion of a manuscript in 6 to 8 weeks. 

Investigators from across the clinical, translational, and basic sciences, whether university or medical center, are welcome. While groups are aimed at early career faculty, any investigator who has published at least one paper can participate.

Sprint teams of 3 to 5 authors meet weekly to review components of each others’ papers and keep each other accountable until the end.

Depending on number and schedules of interested participants, manuscript sprint teams form on a rolling basis throughout the academic year and locations vary.

UPCOMING SPRINTS [via Zoom]

Morning Sprint
Fridays, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Begins March 31, 2023

Afternoon Sprint
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Begins March 29, 2023

To join one of these sprints, email Rebecca Helton by March 10, 2023. 

How it Works
Submit

Teams submit manuscript sections to their fellow group members one week before meetings.

Commit

Teams commit to providing written comments to each other each week.

Meet

Weekly meetings are used for focused comments and critique.

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Manuscript Sprints are designed to provide guidance for scholars preparing manuscripts for scientific journals.

 

Grant Pacing Workshops are a practical series of workshops and peer accountability meetings designed to pace attendees to the completion of
a grant.

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Manuscript Sprints sessions are held yearly in the Spring and Fall.

Email Rebecca Helton to receive more information.

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Manuscript Sprints are anywhere from six to eight weeks long, once a week.

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Manuscript Sprints have a peer review format, with a certified scientific writer on staff at Edge For Scholars, leading discussions.

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Manuscript Sprints are advertised approximately six weeks prior to the start of the first session. Applicants are instructed to respond with an email expressing interest in joining.

QUESTIONS?

Email Rebecca Helton.

upcoming Manuscript Sprints events [ view all events ]
February 7, 2023 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
February 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Joe Bandy | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
February 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
February 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 2525 West End, Ste 600
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Mid career faculty
February 20, 2023 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
February 24, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 2525 West End, Ste 600
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Mid career faculty
March 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Wes Ely | 206 PRB
Newman Seminar
Productivity
Life Hacks
Early career faculty
March 23, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Faculty Life
Life Hacks
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
April 13, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Kim Rathmell | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
April 27, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Panel Discussion | 206 PRB
Newman Seminar
Management & Leadership
Early career faculty
May 4, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Stacey Satchell | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Faculty Life
Productivity
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
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Testimonials
The Manuscript Sprint was a great program that helped me write up a manuscript for a longstanding project. Over 6 weeks I wrote a full draft of the paper and got lots of helpful feedback from the other participants.

~ Manuscript Sprints Participant

I joined the sessions for a manuscript I have been working on for some time, and the sessions really pushed me to finally shape the manuscript into its final versions. Before each session, we revised each other’s drafts and I was impressed on how much insightful feedback I got each time!

~ Manuscript Sprints Participant

I would recommend the Sprints for anyone who wants to improve their manuscript or who needs a little push or motivation to meet a deadline.

~ Manuscript Sprints Participant

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Success

Assistant Professor

Department
Pediatrics (Rheumatology)
Award Type
  • K08 Recipient

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine
Award Type
  • R03

Associate Professor

Department
Surgery (General Surgery)
Award Type
  • R03

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology)
Award Type
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