Research Hub: Sharing research
Once you have completed your research project, the next step is to share your findings with the wider academic community. During this process, your research aims, methodology and findings will be critiqued by fellow researchers and clinicians to ensure they are robust.
Research and scientific writing skills
Writing your research up into an abstract or scientific paper is the first step to sharing your findings.
This one-hour video introduces both budding and experienced researchers to the concepts of scientific writing. In this interactive workshop, senior academics and academic trainees share their tips and experiences of writing abstracts for presentation and scientific papers for publication. It will be of interest to aspiring researchers from all career stages, but in particular early career researchers. This video was presented as part of the BGS Spring Meeting 2021.
Submitting a paper to a journal
Age and Ageing is the journal of the British Geriatrics Society. It pubishes peer-reviewed original research, review articles and editorial pieces on geriatric medicine and clinical gerontology. The links below provide useful details for preparing a manuscript for Age and Ageing or another academic journal.
The following links provide general information on preparing a manuscript for submission an academic journal such as Age and Ageing:
- Using quality assessment tools to critically appraise ageing research: a guide for clinicians
- Describing the participants in a study
- Systematic reviews: guidance relevant for studies of older people
- Conducting and reporting trials for older people
- Review of methodologies of cohort studies of older people
- Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) studies in older people
- Qualitative Research in Age and Ageing: Enhancing Understanding of Ageing, Health and Illness
- How to present statistics in Medical Journals
Age and Ageing submission and review process
- Instructions for submitting an article to Age and Ageing journal
This page on the Open University Press (OUP) website, which publishes Age and Ageing, provides detailed information on submittin an article to the journal.
- Peer review in Age and Ageing
In this article, Editorial Fellows for Age and Ageing journal describe what peer review involves, and why it is so valuable in advancing research in geriatric medicine.
Submitting your research to a conference
One of the BGS’s objectives is to showcase high quality scientific research at its conferences, and the BGS is keen to share good quality research. Authors do not need to be BGS members to submit or present an abstract.
Preparation and submission
- Instructions for preparing your abstract for a BGS meeting
This page includes a list of upcoming BGS meetings which are currently accepting abstracts, and deadlines for submission. It also provides detailed instructions for preparing an abstract and submitting it via the online portal.
- Writing and presenting an abstract
This page from the BGS Quality Improvement (QI) Hub breaks down the components of a good abstract and provides examples of previous submissions. Although it focuses on Clinical Quality abstracts, the information is also relevant for preparing a Research abstract.
- Presenting your work
The page offers tips and information on preparing for and delivering your poster or platform presentation.
- Presenting your work at a hybrid BGS meeting
This page provides guidance for presenting at a 'hybrid' BGS conference (i.e. an event held both online and in person) for those who have been invited or accepted as a speaker.
- Presenting a poster or platform presentation at a hybrid BGS meeting
Guidance on presenting an abstract as a Poster, Platform Presentation or as part of the President's Round or Lightning Round.