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Academic Writing Skills Workshop

30 Nov 2021, 16:00 (CST)

Academic Writing Skills, English Writing, Academic Editing, English Language Learners
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

MDPI would like to invite all non-native speakers of English who would like to learn more about professional academic writing techniques to attend the Academic Writing Skills Workshop (AWSW2021). This workshop intents to help authors to improve their English writing skills in academic writing and to know more about the English editing process before publication.

This workshop will bring together a group of multi-disciplinary scholars who are non-native speakers to exchange academic writing experience.

We will record the lectures, with the agreement of the lecturers, and deposit them in our online database. We will continue to build this database with brief introductions and summaries of topics across the field of academic writing. We hope that this workshop is of interest to you, and we welcome you to join us.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the Academic Writing Skills (AWS2021) workshop. Please find below an up-to-date outline of presenters.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Shun Li
MDPI Branch Office, Singapore

Speakers' Profiles

Guest Editors of Cancers Journal

Dr. Mohd Rafatullah

Dr. Mohd Rafatullah presently working as an Associate Professor of Environmental Technology in the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He joined this School in the year 2008 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He completed his education; Ph. D. in Environmental Chemistry (2007), Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry (2003) and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (2001) from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India.

His research interest is in the areas of environmental water pollutants and their safe removal; preparation of various nanomaterials to protect the environment; water and wastewater treatment; adsorption and ion exchange; microbial fuel cells; advance oxidation process; activated carbons and their electrochemical properties.

His contribution was recognized by Guest Editors and Members of Editorial Boards of various scientific journals. Listed in Word’s top 2% Scientist by Stanford University, listed in Top 1% peer reviewer, in Chemistry, Environmental Science and cross-field on the Publons global reviewer, Web of Science. He is a Life time Fellow member of International Society of Sustainable Developments and member of various professional international societies. He has published several reviews articles and regular research papers in journals of international repute and presented my research work in various national and international conferences. He has also attended many workshops and seminars of environmental chemistry, based on his performance and contributions to research (total citations: > 6500 and h index: 33 @ Scopus).

Mr. Marcos Arranz

Marcos Arranz graduated in biochemistry at the University of Barcelona; he also obtained a national and an international master’s degree in biological research. He started working at MDPI in 2017 as an assistant editor for Genes, a genetics journal, learning how to peer review work and the regulations behind scientific publications. For the last two years he has been an associate publisher at MDPI, promoting Open Access, participating in different scientific events as a representative of MDPI and disseminating this publication model.

Ms. Lucy Moffitt

Lucy Moffitt graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in English Literature in 2016, going on to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Liverpool Hope University in 2017. She worked as an English teacher for over two years before joining MDPI in February 2020. Lucy began as an English Editor at MDPI, before briefly taking on the role of English Editor Group Leader, and currently holds the position of Author Services Coordinator. Lucy is responsible for the day-to-day running of Author Services, MDPI’s paid editing service, which offers a range of English and other editing options to authors.



Time in CST

Speaker Introduction


Ms. Lucy Moffitt

Improving the English in Your Academic Writing

4:10 - 4:40 pm

Dr. Mohd Rafatullah

Improving Academic Publishing

4:40- 5:10 pm

Mr. Marcos Arranz

Introduction of MDPI

5:10 - 5:40 pm


5:40 - 6:00 pm

Workshop Content

Ms. Lucy Moffitt:
Improving the English in Your Academic Writing

Dr. Mohd Rafatullah:
Improving Academic Publishing

Mr. Marcos Arranz:
Introduction of MDPI


This is a FREE webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

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