The start of the new year offers a great opportunity to set new learning goals. We have. In 2018, all researchers of the Royal NIOZ on Texel and in Yerseke can improve their scientific output together with some of the best Nature editors. In masterclasses and online webinars. All the time.

How do you improve your research output and create the best possible journals for your work? With the Nature Masterclasses Online (NMO), current Nature journal editors help our researchers to develop writing and publishing skills.

Improving your scientific outreach

During 2018 every NIOZ-researcher has access to the online training program, where they can create their own account and access the training when they need it. Each training module contains a mix of pre-recorded videos, exercises, and objectives. They vary in length from 30mins – 1.5 hours each.

These are the 2018 scientific writing and publishing modules:

> What makes a great paper
> Elements of writing style
> Titles and abstracts
> From introductions to conclusions
> Data management
> Data presentation
> Authorship and author's responsibilities
> Selecting a journal for publication
> Submitting your paper
> Understanding peer review
> Journal decisions
> The editorial process
> Measuring impact
> Plagiarism and other ethical issues
> Writing a review paper

Webinars with specialised Nature editors

The Nature Masterclass Webinars are also part of this years’ Academy program initiated by the Royal NIOZ. These live and online sessions, interactive and hosted by at least one current nature journal editor and Nature Research scientific editor, focus on different research agendas and marine topics, all of which are concentrated around scientific writing and publishing.

Webinars are an easy way to enable researchers in scientific departments to interact with nature journal editors and take part in a Nature Masterclass. These live sessions can be tailored to fit a specific discipline or research area, have a maximum of 125 attendants and last between 1.5 – 2 hours each.

In 2018, two webinar programs are available which are; ‘An introduction to publishing’ and ‘Think like an editor’.

Like to subscribe to the on-demand content, which features, videos and activities hosted by Nature editors or interested in more information? Send an e-mail to