How to write for an interdisciplinary audience

About this video

As a researcher, you may have a story to tell that contributes not just to members of your own specific field of study, but that is of interest to a wider international interdisciplinary audience. Yet, addressing a interdisciplinary audience can be tricky in terms of the language to use, the structure and explaining the aims and scope of the research. 

In this webinar, experts will help you prepare your research articles with the aim of having them published in interdisciplinary journals. Simona Fiorani, Lead Editor for Cell Press’s interdisciplinary open-access journal iScience and Paul Thompson, interdisciplinary writing expert, will use real world examples, problems and research around the topic to help you understand the needs of a interdisciplinary audience and the best ways in which you can present your writing.

You will come away with the knowledge of why you should write for a interdisciplinary audience, the language to use and the organisation of the article. 

About the presenters

Simona Fiorani

Lead Editor, Cell Press journal - iScience

Simona Fiorani is the Lead Editor for Cell Press’s new interdisciplinary open-access journal iScience. Simona comes to Cell Press after a half-decade of editing at Nature and a postdoc at Cancer Research UK. Though her background is in cancer research and DNA damage, her curiosity for new scientific advances knows no true discipline. In this interview, we talk to Simona about the secret joys of being an editor and how others can hope to follow her career path.

Dr Paul Thompson

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Corpus Research
Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Dr Paul Thompson is a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham since September 2009, and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Corpus Research. He is a corpus linguist with particular interest in specialised discourses, and has led the ESRC funded project 'Investigating Interdisciplinary Research Discourse'. Paul has taught in Kenya and Japan before moving to Reading in 1996 to do doctoral research.