A comprehensive online platform pedagogically designed to deliver effective training on writing and publishing to authors across the entire global research community.

The Wiley Researcher Academy has been developed to support governments, their academic institutions, and researchers in growing the quantity and quality of published research outputs, primary performance indicators for a country’s national science strategy.

The aim of the Wiley Researcher Academy is to enable researchers to be ever more successful in getting their articles accepted by quality, peer-reviewed journals, whether they are international or national titles and regardless of who publishes them. It supports both increased research outputs and higher-quality submissions.

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Learning path Summary
“Getting educated and trained in the skills one needs in order to publish research results, hypotheses, and models has never been more important, in particular for young scientists, but also for the more established among us: Wiley has taken an important initiative in developing an on-line platform that provides that education and assesses participants’ progress. There is no doubt it will help scientists increase the impact of their studies.”

Professor Aaron Ciechanover
Winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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The Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular self-paced, learning program for Early Career Researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific publishing process, and for Mid-Career Researchers seeking to update and perfect their skills.Click here to find out more.
  • Written and presented by a global network of journal editors and industry experts.

  • 50+ hours of self-paced, digital learning to equip researchers for success in journal publishing.

  • 14 core learning paths addressing best practices, processes and trends.

  • Interactive learning formats to keep learners interested and motivated.

  • Collaborative learning community to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing.

  • Formative practice opportunities and rigorous assessments to demonstrate understanding.

  • Flexibility to customise curriculum to align with national issues and resources.

  • Detailed monitoring and reporting to demonstrate usage.

  • Partnership with Wiley drives ongoing improvements to researcher education.

  • Certification available to learners on program completion.

“If there was an online training program that would tell us everything that we needed to know about the publishing process, I think that would be very helpful for early career researchers. I think it would have saved me a lot of heartache if I had known what to expect when publishing my first articles.”

Rowena Palacios,
PhD student, University of London

Contact us for more information: wraenquiries@wiley.com

The programme has 14 Learning Paths or 50 hours of learning, introducing all major aspects of the publishing process. There is particular emphasis on journal articles as an effective method of scientific communication; effective article structure; appropriate writing styles; submission processes; and the peer review process.
  1. Qualities of a Successful Researcher
    Understand the key skills and ethical values associated with success in writing, submitting and publication of research papers.

  2. Research and Publication: The Essential Link
    Grasp the essential purpose of the journal article to communicate scientific research and develop the skills needed to plan a research project effectively.

  3. Funding the Research Project
    Discover how to develop a well-structured research funding proposal and gain an understanding of how grant applications are evaluated.

  4. Selecting an Appropriate Journal
    Recognize the range of texts that can be used for scholarly communication and identify the best ways to measure journal quality.

  5. Best Practices in Writing Scientific Articles
    Understand international standards and conventions in scientific writing and develop techniques to help with the writing process.

  6. Key Components of a Research Article
    Learn the purpose of the main sections of an article and what they should contain.

  7. Manuscript Submission
    Discover the steps involved in submitting a manuscript to an international journal and the procedures that follow this process.

  8. Peer Review
    Understand the purpose of peer review and develop skills to handle the process professionally and successfully.

  9. Open Access to Scientific Literature
    Gain a good overview of Open Access – one of the most challenging, rapidly changing environments facing scientific authors.

  10. Managing Research Data
    Understand the fundamental requirements for managing and storing research data and discover current opportunities to make data available.

  11. Ethical Considerations in Research and Publishing
    Identify the best ethical practices through writing, submission and post-publication of a scientific article.

  12. Roles of the Publisher and Journal Editors
    Understand the roles and responsibilities of the journal owner/publisher and the special functions of the journal Editor-in-Chief.

  13. Post-Publication Activities and Driving Visibility
    Learn best practice in post-publication activities to increase the visibility of your scientific article.

  14. Becoming a Peer Reviewer
    Discover the benefits of becoming a peer reviewer and develop the skills needed for best practice in this process.

“We know that publishing is so important. But actually, when you sit down and write your first paper, the publishing process can be an absolute nightmare. It's a minefield. And, there really isn't that much help available to you.”

Rhiannon Edge,
PhD Student, Lancaster University

Contact us for more information: wraenquiries@wiley.com

Wiley Researcher Academy has been contributed to by a wide diversity of academics and society experts, for example:

  • Margaret Cargill, co-author of Writing Scientific Research Articles, University of Adelaide, Australia

  • Oliver Renn, Head Science Communication, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director, European Molecular Biology Organization, Germany

  • Samuel Caddick, Project Co-ordinator, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Lebenswissenschaften Heidelberg GmbH (Association for the promotion of life sciences, Heidelberg, Germany)

  • David del Alamo Rodriguez, Head of the Fellowship Programme, European Molecular Biology Organization, Germany

  • Bernd Pulverer, Head of Publications, European Molecular Biology Organization, Germany

  • Sarah Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief, Data Science Journal, UK

  • Peter Hambleton, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, UK

  • Christian Haering, Group leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Francesca Peri, Group leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Mark Isalan, Group leader, Imperial College London, UK

  • John Watts, Professor of Materials Science, Director of Research, University of Surrey, UK

  • Michaele Wänke, Professor of Sociopsychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

  • Peter Dingle, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Lancaster University, UK

And written by experienced editors and subject matter experts:

  • Kris Bishop, Product Manager, Portfolio Journals, Science (AAAS), USA

  • Paul Trevorrow, Executive Journals Editor, Wiley, UK

  • Gwen Taylor, Senior Editor and Business Development Manager, Wiley, USA

  • Andrew Moore, Editor-in-Chief, Wiley-VCH, Germany

  • Aditi Nadkarni, Manager, Society Partnership, Wiley, USA

  • Richard Threlfall, Product Manager, Intelligent Solutions, Wiley-VCH, UK

  • Verity Warne, Marketing and Communications Manager, INASP, UK

  • Guido Kemeling, Medical Publication Manager, Merck Group, Germany

  • Tim Vines, Director and Managing Editor, Axios Review, Canada

  • Fiona Murphy, Consulstant, Data Management, Northern Ireland

  • Chris Graf, Director, Research Integrity & Publishing Ethics, Wiley, UK

  • Kerstin Brachhold, Deputy Editor, Wiley-VCH, Germany

  • Helen Eassom, Marketing Co-ordinator II, Author Marketing, Wiley, UK

The Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley Researcher Academy is Andrew Moore, Wiley-VCH, Germany.

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“...the questions and exercises that were part of the learning path were great fun to do.”
Jozica Dolenc, ETH Zurich
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Testers Highly Appreciate Learning by Doing

Andrew Moore,
Editor in Chief, Wiley.
It’s not often enough said, but learning should be fun!
Why? Because the brain chemistry that accompanies enjoyable experiences probably anchors knowledge better than the brain chemistry that accompanies neutral or frustrating ones.

That’s why we thought it particularly important – alongside a rich multimedia, interactive style of information presentation – to build engaging learning-by-doing exercises into the Wiley Researcher Academy.

A recent trial with students in Turkey revealed that 9 out of 10 of them found these exercises helpful for learning.

From fill-the-gap to drag-and-drop, the exercises certainly appeal – and not only to fledgling scientist: also to more established researchers, as Jozica Dolenc from the ETH Zurich noted “the questions and exercises that were part of the learning path, were great fun to do”.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a pedagogically designed platform offering self-paced learning on writing and publishing to authors across the entire global research community. To arrange a system demonstration or user test, contact our team.

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