We are glad to announce that Enago in collaboration with two of the largest universities in Colombia—Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad EAFIT—will be conducting author workshops in the universities’ respective campuses.

Enago’s workshops will be focused on providing practical advice on the important aspects of manuscript publication and providing useful tips to authors on how they can improve their English writing skills to facilitate global scientific communication and career success.

These workshops will help the audience increase their awareness of the following:

  • Understanding the nuances of academic writing
  • Awareness of the process of manuscript submission
  • Improved usage of English language and grammar
  • Understanding the reasons for rejection of manuscripts


At the end of the workshops, all participants will also receive a Certificate of Participation issued by Enago.

Workshop Agenda

Time Topic
8:00-8:30 Welcome
8:30-10:00 Topic 1: Academic Publishing—Writing, Submission, and Successful Publication
10:00-10:15 Q&A Session
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Topic 2: Dealing with Journal Rejection
12:15-12:30 Q&A Session
12:30-13:30 Introduction to Enago’s Author Services
13:30-13:45 Q&A Session
13:45-14:00 Closing Remarks


Date: 9 March, 2017—Universidad EAFIT
Address: Auditorio Fundadores, Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.
Website: http://www.eafit.edu.co/

Date: 10 March, 2017—Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Address: Auditorio Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda del edificio de Posgrados de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogotá (Carrera 30 45-03, edificio 225) Bogotá, D. C., Colombia.
Website: http://unal.edu.co/

Email address for workshop inquiries: academy@enago.com

Kathryn Clifton

Dr. Kathryn M. Clifton, USA
Texas A&M University
Publication and Training Consultant, Enago Academy

  • A distinguished publishing expert, consultant, and supervisor, Dr. Kathryn Clifton has extensive experience in conducting research projects and has managed multiple projects with multi-national and multi-lingual teams across the globe.
  • Dr. Clifton is an active member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. She has also worked in Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Animal Health and Production Division, as a Natural Resource Policy Fellow.
  • Dr. Clifton has written and edited several publications (donor reports, ISI publications and scientific journals, published book content, conference papers, blogs, factsheets, and project reports) in her academic tenure. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker and has used her expertise to eliminate language complexity for peers facing difficulties with the English language.
  • Till date, Dr. Clifton has conducted numerous workshops and shared best practices in academic writing and publishing in Latin America, especially Mexico. She has also collaborated with several scientists and professors for various research projects.
  • Some of her other major achievements include the Spring Field Research Award (2010), Texas Aggie Graduate Grant for Research (2009), NSF G-K12 Fellowship (August 2007–2008) and Best Public Speaker Award, USF Speech Class (2002).

Topic 1: Academic Publishing—Writing, Submission, and Successful Publication

This presentation is primarily targeted toward researchers who wish to submit their papers to top-notch international journals but face difficulty with the correct usage of language and grammar. In a system where experts from respective fields need to assess the validity, significance, and originality of the described work, it is imperative that the language quality of the articles submitted to such journals is good to avoid rejection at the peer review stage. Unfortunately, many papers that do not satisfy internationally accepted language requirements are rejected by the journal editors themselves and do not even reach the stage of peer review.

After this session, you will have more information about the following:

  • Awareness of publishing papers in English and structuring of academic papers
  • Importance of literature review and structuring of reference lists
  • Importance of providing pointers while writing content and effectively using academic English in your papers
  • Preparing your paper for publication and journal selection
  • Discussion about the manuscript submission process

Topic 2: Dealing with Journal Rejection

This presentation is primarily targeted toward helping researchers in handing rejections from journals, and will also help early-stage researchers improve first-time acceptance of their manuscripts. The advancement of research hinges on the dissemination of new discoveries by their publication in peer-reviewed international journals. At the heart of academic publishing, peer review leads to over 1.5 million published scholarly manuscripts every year. Although the number of published papers is increasing year-on-year, this iterative selection process also results in approximately 60% rejection rate, including 21% rejection after preliminary editorial screening.

After this session, you will have more information about the following:

  • Awareness of the rejection process and why papers of ESL authors are rejected by journals (regardless of the impact factor)
  • Understanding the peer review process and causes of rejection
  • Comprehending rejection letters and what reviewers mean
  • Importance of correctly responding to reviewer comments and revising their papers to make them publication ready
  • Overcoming journal rejection and providing a positive outlook to deal with journal rejection