Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
The University of Adelaide Adelaide
South Australia
Dr. Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist specialising in the development of research communication skills for scientists who use English either as a first or an additional language. She has 25 years' experience working intensively with international research students and their supervisors, including in the University's internationally recognised Integrated Bridging Program (1995-2008). Her current research and teaching interests lie in developing, evaluating and delivering appropriate collaborative pedagogies to enable scientists and language specialists together to assist inexperienced authors in getting their research published in the international refereed literature.

In addition to the plenary talk, Dr. Cargill will run a 10-hour course for researchers "Writing a Research Article for International Submission (nano-technology field)". Attendees will participate in mini-workshop sessions to learn about structuring their paper, ways of honing their project's focus, self-editing strategies, responding to editors' and reviewers' and much more. Attendees are supposed to bring a draft of their paper to work on. The course will be observed by writing instructors who will participate in a follow-up reflective methodology session.
This book shows scientists how to apply their analysis and synthesis skills to overcoming the challenge of how to write, as well as what to write, to maximise their chances of publishing in international scientific journals.
The book uses analysis of the scientific article genre to provide clear processes for writing each section of a manuscript, starting with clear 'story' construction and packaging of results. Each learning step uses practical exercises to develop writing and data presentation skills based on reader analysis of well-written example papers. Strategies are presented for responding to referee comments, and for developing discipline-specific English language skills for manuscript writing and polishing.

Training Course for Early-Career Researchers and Teachers
'Writing a Research Article for International Submission"

This course is intended for early career researchers in the field of engineering. It aims to raise researchers' awareness of international standards for a research publication. It is planned to be interactive and practice-oriented. The hands-on activities will be based on research samples from nano-technology area. Participants will discuss strategies for better writing, field-specific conventions, and possible pitfalls.
The course will continue with a follow-up session for writing instructors focused on how to assist researchers in writing for publication.

We offer two tracks:

1. Researchers' track - for early career researchers in the field of engineering – 10-hour training

18 October - 16:00 - 19:00
19 October - 10:00 - 19:00

The group size is limited to 20 participants,
who are required to bring a draft of their publication.

2. Instructors' track - for Writing Instructors – observation of 10-hour training and 4-hour reflection and methodology training

18 October - 16:00 - 19:00
19 October - 10:00 - 19:00

Reflection and methodology session
The group size is limited to 30 participants, who should have experience in teaching academic writing.
Register to the course
Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2013). Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and steps (2nd ed) (2nd ed.). Wiley.
Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2009). Writing scientific research articles : strategy and steps. UK: Wiley.

Journal Articles

Li, Y., Flowerdew, J., & Cargill, M. (2018). Teaching English for Research Publication Purposes to science students in China: A case study of an experienced teacher in the classroom. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 35, 116-129.

Cargill, M., Gao, X., Wang, X., & O'Connor, P. (2018). Preparing Chinese graduate students of science facing an international publication requirement for graduation: Adapting an intensive workshop approach for early-candidature use. English for Specific Purposes, 52, 13-26.

O'Connor, P., & Cargill, M. (2018). Better Scientific Writing Does Not Need Linguistic Alchemy: Response to Doubleday and Connell 2017. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(11), 813-814.

Cargill, M., & Smernik, R. (2016). Embedding publication skills in science research training: a writing group programme based on applied linguistics frameworks and facilitated by a scientist. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(2), 229-241.

Cargill, M. (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue: Researching, Teaching, and Supporting Research Publication—Issues for Users of English as an Additional Language. Publications, 4(3), 27.

Cargill, M. A., O'Connor, P. J., & Matthews, R. (2014). Publication skills development in the sciences: decision support for effective program design. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 69, 101-114.

Cargill, M., O'Connor, P., & Li, Y. (2012). Educating Chinese scientists to write for international journals: Addressing the divide between science and technology education and English language teaching. English for Specific Purposes;An International Journal of English for Specific Purposes, 31(1), 60-69.

Cargill, M. (2011). Review of: Publishing Pedagogies for the Doctorate and Beyond. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES, 10(4), 283-284.

Cargill, M., & Burgess, S. (2008). Introduction to the Special Issue: English for Research Publication Purposes. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 7(2), 75-76.

Cargill, M. (2007). The research/pedagogy interface in a 21st-century publication context. TESOL QUARTERLY, 41(2), 394-396.

Cargill, M. (2006). Teaching English as a foreign language in China: Reflections on the relevance of identity issues. TESOL in ContexT, 16, 164-173.

Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2006). Getting research published in English: Towards a curriculum design model for developing skills and enhancing outcomes. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 53(November), 79-94.

Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2006). Developing Chinese scientists' skills for publishing in English: evaluating collaborating-colleague workshops based on genre analysis. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 5(3), 207-221.

Cargill, M. (2005). Review of Cooley, Linda & Jo Lewkowicz (2003) Dissertation writing in practice: turning ideas into text. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 28(1), 101-104.

Cargill, M. (2004). Transferable skills within research degrees: a collaborative genre-based approach to developing publication skills and its implications for research education. Teaching in Higher Education, 9(1), 83-98.

Cargill, M. (2002). Lessons for onshore ESL from offshore scientific writing workshops. TESOL in ContexT, 12(2), 9-14.

Cargill, M. (2000). Intercultural postgraduate supervision meetings: an exploratory discourse study. Prospect, 15(2), 28-38.

McGowan, U., Seton, J., & Cargill, M. (1996). A collaborating colleague model for inducting international engineering students into the language and culture of a foreign research environment. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 39(3), 117-121.

Cargill, M. (1996). An Integrated Bridging Program for International Postgraduate Students. Higher Education Research and Development, 15(2), 177-188.

Book Chapters

Cargill, M., O'Connor, P., Raffiudin, R., Sukarno, N., Juliandi, B., & Rusmana, I. (2017). Scientists publishing research in English from Indonesia: Analysing outcomes of a training intervention to inform institutional action. In M. Cargill, & S. Burgess (Eds.), Publishing Research in English as an Additional Language Practices, Pathways and Potentials (pp. 169-186). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.

Cargill, M., & Burgess, S. (2017). Introduction: Unpacking English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) and the intersecting roles of those who research, teach and edit it. In M. Cargill, & S. Burgess (Eds.), Publishing research in English as an Additional Language: Practices, pathways and potentials (pp. 1-11). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

Cargill, M., & Burgess, S. (2017). Introduction: Unpacking English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) and the intersecting roles of those who research, teach and edit it. In M. Cargill, & S. Burgess (Eds.), Publishing research in English as an Additional Language: Practices, pathways and potentials (pp. 1-11). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

Burgess, S., & Cargill, M. (2013). Using genre analysis and corpus linguistics to teach research article writing. In V. Matarese (Ed.), Supporting Research Writing: Roles and Challenges in multilingual settings(pp. 55-72).

Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2012). Identifying and addressing challenges to international publication success for EFL science researchers: implementing an integrated training package in China. In R. Tang (Ed.), Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts (1 ed., pp. 21-44). United Kingdom: Continuum.

Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2010). Structuring interdisciplinary collaboration to develop research student's skills for publishing research internationally: lessons from implementation. In M. Davies (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities (pp. 279-292). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Cadman, K., & Cargill, M. (2007). Providing quality advice on candidates' writing. In C. Denholm, & T. Evans (Eds.), Supervising doctorates downunder (pp. 182-191). Camberwell, Victoria: ACER Press.

Cargill, M., Cadman, K., & McGowan, U. (2001). Postgraduate Writing: Using Intersecting Genres in a Collaborative, Content-Based Program. In Academic Writing Series. Case Studies in TESOL Practice Series (pp. 85-96). Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.
- 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Education
- 1997 University of South Australia Australia MEd (TESOL) - 1969 University of Sydney Australia DipEd
- 1968 University of Sydney Australia B.A.
Writing and publication skill development for research students and staff in the sciences for 25 years.
Collaborative paper writing workshops for universities and research institutes in Australia, Asia and EuropePast editor of the journal TESOL in Context; active reviewer for international journals and conferencesAdjunct senior lecturer, University of AdelaidePrincipal Consultant: SciWriting: Communicating science effectively in EnglishDelivers training in publication skill development to University departments, research institutes (government and private), attendees of scientific conferences and individual clients/ research groups
The keynote speakers, Dr. Margaret Cargill and Dr. Patrick O'Connor, authors of Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps, kept the audience engaged as they covered submission skills, choice of journals, peer review and scientific writing.
Dr. Cargill and Dr. O'Connor, both from Australia, were impressed by the energy and enthusiasm shown by the young researchers.
The success of this event further strengthens our relationship with NCNST, an important center of our outreach," said Thomas Wang (Associate Marketing Director) who heads the China Author Marketing team. The workshop attendees included students from the China Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Peking University, China Agriculture University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing University of Science and Technology and other institutes.
Margaret Cargill & Patrick O'Connor - Strategy and Steps in Writing Research Articles
"English Only? Exploring the Importance of Academic Writing Across Languages" English has become the lingua franca of international communication.
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