During April 26-27, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018 was successfully held. Dr. Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou, the chief editor of Nature Cell Biology, and Alicia Newton, the senior editor of Nature Geoscience, were invited to give the training in QNLM. 36 excellent researchers and scientists were enr"olled and attended the Masterclass, who were from QNLM innovation units including Functional Laboratory for Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Functional Laboratory for Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Functional Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Functional Laboratory for Marine Fisheries Science and Food Production Processes, Functional Laboratory for Marine Mineral Resources, Functional Laboratory for Marine Drugs and Bioproducts, Functional Laboratory for Marine Geology, Functional Laboratory for Marine Ecology and Environmental Science, Joint Laboratory for Deep Blue Fishery Engineering, Open Studio for Marine Corrosion and Protection, High Performance Computing Center, Center for Marine Isotopes and Geochronology, Center for Marine Molecular Biotechnology. During the two-day Masterclass, trainees had interactive exchanges and discussions mainly focusing on high quality research paper preparation, submission, review, revise, publication etc. The Masterclass significantly enhance the ability to publish research papers in high level journals and academic exchange skills through case analysis, special subject lessons, speech interaction, experience share, group discussion, one on one discussion. All the trainees were actively involved in academic discussions and exchanges. At the end of the training, trainees were awarded Masterclass certificates.
QNLM has successfully held two consecutive Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing. Trainees spoke highly of the training and exchanges, and greatly benefited in the writing and publishing of high quality research papers. In future, QNLM will continue join again with Springer Nature to hold the "Author Training in Scientific Writing and Publishing".
Prof. Kehou Pan, Secretary-General of QNLM Academic Committee addressed the opening session of QNLM Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018.
Fig1. Discussions in Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018
Fig. 2 Certificate Granting of Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018
Fig. 3 Group photo of Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018