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The "Write" Response: Appropriately Responding To Manuscript Decisions

Now that you have received a decision on your journal manuscript, where do you go from here? This workshop aims to assist early-career researchers understand how to appropriately respond to a manuscript decision and how to craft your reply to the reviewers' comments. The workshop consists of an hour of instruction, followed by a short (optional) clinic in which the instructor can go through review comments and help you craft an appropriate response (bring your own manuscript and comments).

Learning Objectives

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • The peer review process
  • Responding to a review decision
  • What to do when your manuscript is rejected
  • How to revise your manuscript following the reviewers' comments
  • Drafting your reply to the reviewers

At the end of the workshop, attendees should better understand how to appropriately respond to review comments and be able to craft a suitable respond to editors and reviewers.


Target Audience

Administrators, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals starting out in scientific research and preparing a manuscript for submission to a journal.


  •  14 Jul 2021 *on web-conferencing platform*


9.00am to 11.00am (2 hours) 


Course Fees

Free for SingHealth Staff & $100 for non-SingHealth Staff
Note: A fee of S$150 will be levied for no-show participants.


Class Size

60 - 90 pax


The Academia, 20 College Road


SingHealth Academy


Dr Ng Heok Hee

About the Trainer:
Heok Hee is currently the managing editor for the Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. He received his PhD in Biology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has extensive experience in research and scientific writing. He has published 200 papers in scientific journals, six chapters in five books, and 25 articles for popular magazines.


Registration Details

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