Joint meeting between the Society of Apothecaries and the Society of Medical Writers

 Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

9.30 am Friday July 3rd 2015

‘Academic writing’



Click on the links to download the relevant PowerPoint presentations.


The technicalities of writing papersProf Roger Jones

How to write clear, readable and enjoyable text Dr John Lockley

Peer review processes: their effectiveness and reliability — or otherwise! Prof Roger Jones

The different writing techniques required — for research papers, summaries of current knowledge, essays and opinion. —  Prof Ruth Chambers

Writing for different learned journals.  What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another: what are the differences?  Dr Julian Randall

Writing for the lay public (including press releases about research papers)Prof Ruth Chambers



Prof Ruth Chambers GP and Honorary Professor, Keele University; Honorary Professor Staffordshire University

Prof Roger Jones Editor, British Journal of General Practice; Emeritus Professor of General Practice, King's College London

Dr John Lockley Deputy Chair, The Society of Medical Writers

Dr Julian Randall Former editor, ‘The Writer’