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Scientific writing for English-language publication in the natural sciences, life sciences, and medicine

October 8, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 5:45 pm CEST

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An event every week that begins at 1:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Many scientists find writing a challenging task. This course is designed to integrate writing for publication into the scientific process. It approaches  writing a paper” as a series of discrete, manageable steps, that can be taken in logical order, and teaches researchers practical strategies for carrying written work to completion, submission, resubmission to another journal and publication. Most researchers find this approach relieves stress and makes the writing process more predictable and pleasant. This course will take participants, in 4 half-day online sessions, from the theory to the practice of scientific writing for publication in English. The course has three components:

  1. Short presentations to introduce and outline subject areas
  2. Hands-on exercises that help researchers master each stage of the process, from brainstorming to publication.
  3. A take-home writing exercise: participants work on a draft of their own writing project

By the end of the course, participants will know how to systematically define their paper’s message, choose a journal, coordinate with co-authors and supervisors, write a first draft and revise it, properly submit articles, and respond effectively to reviewer and editorial comments. Students who have finished their analysis and identified their main findings can expect to come out of the course with a first draft of their paper.

Note: This course is only open to doctoral and postdoctoral members of the University of Bern community.