Course overview

Patients in Publications

Patient advocates need to publish their own research and survey data, and are invited to be co-authors or peer-reviewers. This open-access course trains patient advocates on how to engage in publications.

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For patient advocates who plan to publish their own research, or who have been invited to be co-authors or peer-reviewers of journal articles.

This course will help you to assess, plan, and publish research in a peer-reviewed journal. You will explore case studies and learn tips from experts.

There are 4 modules in this course. Enroll in this course to access all modules. Once enrolled, you can take the entire course or select the module most relevant to you. 

  • Assessing the likelihood of publishing research
  • Understanding key stages in the publication process
  • Identifying guidelines on good publication practices
  • Planning a publication, estimating the time required
  • Selecting a suitable journal
  • Authoring a publication, working with publishing professionals
  • Understanding the peer-review process
  • Reviewing and submitting a publication
  • Raising awareness about a publication

Module 1:

Module 2:
Publication Planning

Module 3:
Publication Writing

Module 4:
Submission, Peer Review, & Beyond

Detailed Course Contents

This course was developed by WECAN and Envision The Patient and is provided under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 4.0)
Funding for the course was administered by the European Patient Advocacy Institute gUG. The funders had no role in course development.
Funding was obtained from industry and non-industry funders:
Amgen, Bayer, IPSEN, Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, EUPATI