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SARDI Aquatic Sciences

2 Hamra Avenue

West Beach, SA 5024

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The other side of scientific writing: increasing reader engagement and readership

Publications are the universal currency for communication among scientists. But they are generally composed of dense, uninspiring language that can be laborious to wade through and difficult to understand. While objectivity and scholarship are cornerstones of scientific writing, there is another ingredient that is rarely emphasised or taught: the accessibility of the prose, the X-factor that captures the reader’s imagination with clear and engaging messages. Building on from the presenters’ recent publication in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, this is what this seminar will be about – how to increase the readability and readership of our writing to boost the influence of what we write.

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