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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
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Begins September 27, 2022

Afternoon Sprint
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Begins September 28, 2022

To join a sprint, email Rebecca Helton. 

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 ]
December 8, 2022 | 12:00 pm (Virtual) Holly Fletcher
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Communication
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
January 26, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann
Newman Seminar
Productivity
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
February 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Joe Bandy
Edge Seminar
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
February 23, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Panel Discussion
Newman Seminar
Management & Leadership
Early career faculty
March 23, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann
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
Edge Seminar
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
April 20, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) TBA
Newman Seminar
Productivity
Life Hacks
Early career faculty
May 4, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Stacey Satchell
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Faculty Life
Productivity
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Find your group, set your schedule, and get writing
Testimonials
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

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

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Success

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology)
Award Type
  • R01 Recipient

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine (General Internal Medicine & Public Health)
Award Type
  • R01 Recipient

Associate Professor

Department
Medicine (Rheumatology)
Award Type
  • R01 Recipient

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Award Type
  • R01 Recipient



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