Aspiring academic authors in China receive publishing insight from IET Fellow

3 May 2017
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Students from Tsinghua University received publishing tips from IET Fellow Professor Christopher James.

Earlier this year IET Fellow, Professor Christopher James, travelled to Tsinghua University in Beijing to deliver a workshop on academic publishing. Tsinghua University is one of the IET's Academic Affiliates.

In China, having quality research published by a respected international publisher is in high demand. Not only is it an essential part of an academic’s professional progression, but it is also a reflection of the University they belong to. Around 30% of IET journal papers currently come from China.


To support Chinese academics in their publishing pursuit, the IET called on the expertise of Christopher James, Professor of Healthcare Technology and Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare, University of Warwick and Editor-in-Chief of the IET’s Healthcare Technology Letters. Professor James is a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist and regularly runs paper publishing workshops, as well as presentation skills sessions, for engineers. He delivered a workshop on technical writing and manuscript preparation for engineering publications to IET members within Tsinghua University.


More than 70 attendees took part in the workshop and gained some key tips on how to write a paper for international publication. They learnt the fundamentals of structuring a paper, the principles of good technical writing and how to avoid common pitfalls. An engaging Q&A session with the teachers and students highlighted the demand for this type of knowledge and the value that an international publisher like the IET can bring.


If you would like to find out more about academic publishing, please visit the IET Journals web page, guidance on publishing research and the IET Information for Authors hub