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MSE symposium Session 2: “Blending biological, social, and humanities writing”
Microbes and Social Equity Virtual Symposium 2022
Session 2: “Blending biological, social, and humanities w

Tuesday, July 19, 12:30 ~ 16:00 EST

Scope: Interdisciplinary experimental designs have been called for in research, but finding a publication venue can be tricky when manuscripts or presentations are deemed not discipline-specific, or are labeled opinion instead of research. This session will explore common gatekeeping problems of interdisciplinary research, cross-disciplinary writing categorization discussions (i.e. theoretical framing, etc.), and writing strategies and publication venues to make the most of your work.

Learning Objectives of Session: Attendees will become familiar with different expectations within research design/publishing across fields, and learn about tangible suggestions from research publishers. Audience members should walk away with more confidence in interdisciplinary publishing.

Format of talks: This will feature a 30-min plenary topic to introduce the concept that theory in psychology/philosophy is regarded as opinion in the natural sciences, followed by 1 hour of a panel of research journal editors to discuss flexible publication guidelines.

Format of breakout rooms: Each room creates a document, and each room has a designated topic area (e.g. environmental restoration) to help audience members group by discipline.

This symposium is hosted by the Microbes and Social Equity Working Group and the University of Maine Institute of Medicine.

You must register for each of the 5 sessions. The full speaker list and program can be found at:

Jul 19, 2022 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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