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300105 SE Writer's workshop for biologists (2017S)

Principles of scientific publication

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes

Thursday 17.00-19.00 Uhr in Konferenzraum der Ökologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien
First meeting: 02.03.2017


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course treats the various sections of a publication in a scientific journal, the entire submission, review and publication process, provides tips on how to optimize oral presentations, and emphasizes a hands-on approach by working through and improving manuscripts submitted by the students. Awarded prize for innovative teaching by the University of Vienna.

Aims: Insight into all formal aspects of writing and submitting a paper to a scientific journal. The use of concise language, avoidance of verbose phrases and appreciation for well-thought-out tables and figures. Examination of submitted or provided short texts for their content and language. Detailed look at evaluation criteria for scientific publications (impact factors). Emphasis on a positive attitude to constructive criticism.

Method: This course takes place in the form of a lecture series with ample room for questions and discussions. We provide an opportunity to write a short text (which is subsequently commented upon) and encourage students to submit their own texts, manuscripts or parts thereof for comment and revision by the lecturers and students. We also practise an online submission of a fictitious manuscript.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are evaluated based on their oral participation in the class and on their written contributions (e.g. critiques of submitted texts, short ("journalistic") summary of a selected scientific paper). The students have an opportunity to take an oral exam at the end of the semester to improve their grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements: paricipation in the seminar, submission of at least two of the requested written contributions.
Students are evaluated based on their oral participation in the class and on their written contributions (e.g. critiques of submitted texts, short ("journalistic") summary of a selected scientific paper).
The students have an opportunity to take an oral exam at the end of the semester to improve their grade.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

B-WZB, WZB,

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