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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.

Manuscript sprint teams form twice a year and meet via Zoom for 6 to 8 weeks.

UPCOMING SPRINTS [via Zoom]

Morning Sprint
Fridays, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Begins March 1, 2024

Afternoon Sprint
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Begins February 28, 2024

To join one of these sprints, email Rebecca Helton by February 12, 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 ]
May 28, 2024 | 11:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
May 30, 2024 | 10:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
August 20, 2024 | 8:00 am (In-Person) Camp Widjiwagan, Percy Priest Lake
Faculty Life
Mentoring
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Mid career faculty
Senior faculty
September 16, 2024 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
January 13, 2025 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
February 12, 2025 | 8:00 am (In-Person) Student Life Center
Forum
Doing Research
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Mid career faculty
Senior faculty
Find your group, set your schedule, and get writing
Testimonials
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

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

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