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Feedback from a Chief Editor: Best Practices for Avoiding that Rejection Letter

October 26, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The HMH Office of Research Administration and the School of Medicine present its Investigator Training Lecture Series.

Feedback from a Chief Editor: Best Practices for Avoiding that Rejection Letter

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 

Click here at the designated time to attend the presentation.

Meeting ID: 831 0158 1826

Passcode: 099904

Florian Thomas, MD, PhD

Interim Associate Dean of Faculty &  Founding Chair & Professor, Department of Neurology, HMH School of Medicine;

Chair, HUMC Neuroscience Institute & Department of Neurology

Dr. Thomas will examine how to choose a journal, what editors & reviewers like to see in an article & what gets their goat, when to boast & when to be humble, when to be brief & when to elaborate, how (not) to respond to a reviewer & how to appeal a final decision. This presentation is designed for attendees at all levels of scientific sophistication.

Target Audience:  Physicians, scientists, nurses, and any other team members that may be involved or interested in research


-Guide researchers on getting started in research, including obtaining funding, feasibility, and study design;

-Create awareness regarding regulatory and scientific issues surrounding research;

-Inform researchers on processes related to managing the project and thereafter, including publishing.

Accreditation Statement

Hackensack Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES CONTACT HOURS: NJ Board of Nursing  (NJAC 13:37-5.3) states:  “A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse may obtain continuing education hours from the following: (d)3. Successful completion of continuing medical education courses recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association or the American Podiatric Medical Association: one hour for each 60 minutes of attendance” therefore, CME credits obtained today may be used in place of nursing contact hours.

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

All planners and speakers involved with this educational activity have nothing to disclose.


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