Academic Writing Skills Seminar Series for Graduate Students & Young Researchers (November 12th, 25th, 26th)

  • Additional Session: WS#2 on Nov. 26 Life Sciences & Medicine (Posted: 10/27)
  • Sorry, WS#2 on Nov. 25 registration is closed. WS#2 on Nov. 25 has reached capacity.(Posted: 10/20)

This seminar series provide the information on basic skills and knowledge for writing English journal article as well as the information on the various services and schemes related to English publication provide by Hokudai.

The seminar series consists of 3 independent workshops targeted for students and researchers in Social Sciences, Art & Humanities, Life Sciences & Medicine, and Natural Sciences & Engineering, respectively. Each workshop provides the discipline specific writing skills as well as the general writing knowledge common to all disciplines. Participants from other disciplines are also welcome.

The workshops are open to all students and faculty members of Hokkaido University and especially useful for graduate students and junior faculty members in their first forays into academic writing. Senior faculty members who seek the effective instruction method for academic writing in English and ambitious BA students are also welcome.

Poster AHSS

WS #1 Social Sciences, Art & Humanities
Date: Thurs. Nov. 12 15:00-18:00
Venue: W103, 1st Floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Bldg.
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Poster STEMWS#2 Life Sciences & Medicine
Date: Wed. Nov. 25 17:30-20:30 < Sorry, registration is closed.
Venue: Large Training Room, 1st floor, The Alumni Hall “Frate,” Graduate School of Medicine
Date: Thur. Nov. 26 9:00-12:00 < Additional Session
Venue: Special Conference Room, 2nd Floor, The Alumni Hall “Frate,” Graduate School of Medicine
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WS#3 Natural Sciences & Engineering
Date: Thur. Nov. 26 13:30-16:30
Venue: Large Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Science Bldg. #5
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WS #1 Social Sciences, Art & Humanities
Abstract: This seminar is targeted at PhD students and researchers in Social Sciences, Art & Humanities and related areas. It covers the topics, such as the psychological aspects of a successful writer, specific tips on how to write an abstract, a good query letter to the journal editor, how to select journal to submit to, as well as how you should structure your article. The seminar also provides useful information on various services and schemes related to publishing in English offered by Hokudai including the information on application of inaugural SAGE Hokkaido award. Participants from other disciplines are also welcome.
Date: Thurs. Nov. 12 15:00-18:00 (OPEN 14:30)
Venue: W103, 1st Floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Bldg.
Capacity: Max. 100 participants, first-come-first-served basis
Main Target Audience:
  • PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers planning to write an English journal article for the first time
  • PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who have limited experiences in writing an English journal article
  • Faculty members who seek the effective instruction method for academic writing in English
Program: 15:00-16:30 Part I: Guide to Writing Journal Article Level 1
16:30-17:00 Part II: Current Issues in Research
Rosalia da Garcia, Executive Director, SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (in English)
17:00-17:10 Break
17:10-17:30 Introduction to Open Access
Shigetoshi Kajiwara, Hokkaido University Library (in Japanese)
17:30-17:35 Info session on financial support for English Editing targeted for young researchers
Naosuke Okada, PhD, Senior Research Manager, Research Development Section, Office for Enhancing Institutional Capacity, Hokkaido University (in Japanese)
17:35-17:45 Call for applications: SAGE-Hokkaido Award for Best Journal Article in Social Sciences
Masaki Yuki, Professor, Graduate School of Letters / Director, Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences, Hokkaido University (in Japanese)
17:45-17:55 Q & A
17:55-18:00 Questionnaire
Registration: Prior registration required. Click here to register
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Co-organizers: Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences, Research Development Section, Office for Enhancing Institutional Capacity & Hokkaido University Library
In cooperation with Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
Inquiry: Research Development Section, Office for Enhancing Institutional Capacity
Tel: 011-706-9578 (Ext: 9578)
E-mail: takagi[at]cris.hokudai.ac.jp

Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Science & Engineering WSs
Abstract: There will be two workshops targeted for graduate students and researchers in both Life Sciences & Medicine, and Natural Sciences & Engineering. The contents of these workshops are almost identical, but the examples used in the workshops are adopted to suit the specific discipline. Participants from other disciplines are also welcome. The seminar is targeted at the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are in the process of writing the article for peer-reviewed journal. The topic of the workshop will include structure of the scientific paper, what you should write in the specific sections and what not, common errors in writing the article, tips to create the effective grap hs & tables, and the review process of journals. The workshop also provides the information on the various services and schemes related to publishing in English provide by Hokudai.
Date: WS#2 Life Sciences & Medicine [Wed. Nov. 25 17:30-20:30 (OPEN 17:00)] < Sorry, registration is closed.
WS#2[Nov. 25] has reached capacity.
WS#2 Life Sciences & Medicine [Thur. Nov. 26 9:00-12:00 (OPEN 8:30)] < Additional Session
WS#3 Natural Science & Engineering [Thur. Nov. 26 13:30-16:30 (OPEN 13:00)]
Venue: Wed. Nov. 25 Large Training Room, 1st floor, The Alumni Hall “Frate,” Graduate School of Medicine
Thur. Nov. 26 Special Conference Room, 2nd Floor, The Alumni Hall “Frate,” Graduate School of Medicine
Thur. Nov. 26 Large Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Science Bldg. #5
Capacity: Max 100 participants, first-come-first-served basis [Large Training Room, 1st floor, The Alumni Hall “Frate,”]
Max 250 participants, first-come-first-served basis [Special Conference Room, 2nd Floor, The Alumni Hall “Frate,”]
Max 150 participants, first-come-first-served basis [Large Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Science Bldg. #5]
Main Target Audience:
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers planning to write an English journal article for the first time
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who have limited experiences in writing an English journal article
  • Faculty members who seek the effective instruction method for academic writing in English
Program: 60min Session I: Strategy and Tips for Writing a High Quality Paper)
60min Session II: Understanding How Journals Process and Review Papers
Mary Nishikawa, Editor and Trainer, Academia, Cactus Communications K.K (in English)
10min Break
20min Introduction to Open Access
Shigetoshi Kajiwara, Hokkaido University Library (in Japanese)
5min Info session on financial support for English Editing targeted for young researchers
Naosuke Okada, PhD, Senior Research Manager, Research Development Section, Office for Enhancing Institutional Capacity, Hokkaido University (in Japanese)
5min Q & A
20min Managing references and creating bibliographies: How To Use EndNote
Ryutaro Harasawa, USACO Corporation (in Japanese)
Registration: Prior registration required. Click here to register

  • Additional Session: WS#2 on Nov. 26 Life Sciences & Medicine (Posted: 10/27)
  • Sorry, WS#2 on Nov. 25 registration is closed. WS#2 on Nov. 25 has reached capacity.(Posted: 10/20)
Co-organizers: Research Development Section, Office for Enhancing Institutional Capacity & Hokkaido University Library
Inquiry: Hokkaido University Library, Teaching&Learning Support Section
Tel: 011-706-5593 (Ext: 5593)
E-mail: ref [at] lib.hokudai.ac.jp


Rosalia da Garcia, Executive Director, SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd

Garcia As the Executive Director, Consortia/Library Sales & Marketing, SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, Rosalia is responsible for the strategic direction to the overall SAGE Asia Pacific sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the development of sales and marketing goals and objectives for SAGE’s online products. Her role also involves engaging in high level discussions with Librarian Directors, exploring opportunities to collaborate and promote Open Access. Rosalia also sits on the board of directors of SAGE Asia-Pacific. She is passionate about publishing and which she sees as a means of educating the future leaders and researchers of the world.
Rosalia has previously worked for McGraw Hill, Pearson Education, Wiley and Elsevier and has experience in various aspects of publishing; from customer service and acquiring journals, books and journals/library sales to marketing and foreign rights management.

Mary Nishikawa, Editor and Trainer, Academia, Cactus Communications K.K

Nishikawa Mary Nishikawa worked as a researcher at the Pharmaceutical company, Hoffmann-La Roche where she developed medication for AIDS. After transferred to Japan branch of the company, she had been in charge of document reviews and English training for Japanese employees over 10 years. Then, she had worked as medical writer at the Medical Tribune. With long experience in working with Japanese researchers and deep knowledge of the subject fields, her seminar is very popular among researchers in Japan.
2015/10/16 08:30
update: 2019/07/31 12:52