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980041 TS How to Write a Paper in the Life Sciences (2013S)

0.00 ECTS (1.50 SWS), DoktorandInnenzentrum-Kursangebot

Please note that participation is subject to an accepted research proposal. Please send your research proposal to training.doktorat@univie.ac.at


max. 15 participants
Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 24.04. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock
Wednesday 22.05. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar you will learn how to prepare a scientific paper step by step from data selection to submission.

The most important aspects of writing a paper will be discussed using a very practical approach and all questions related to writing answered:
-What data can I publish?
-Do I already have enough results for a publication?
-How do I structure my paper so that it is cogent and interesting?
-How do I prepare an abstract, an introduction, the methods and the results sections and the discussion?
-How do I proofread most efficiently?
-Where and how do I submit my manuscript?
-How do I react to comments from the journal?
-What particular language characteristics do I have to consider in a scientific text?
-How do I prevent or solve writer’s block?

The participants had one month to prepare their own texts using the techniques they learned. These first efforts will be discussed in detail, in the group.

In addition to a lot of practical tips, each participant will receive a detailed handbook which describes again step by step how to prepare a publication. Practical exercises, numerous examples and plenty of time for discussion and questions contribute to a better understanding of the seminar topics. After the seminar every participant will have techniques at her/his disposal that will help them to easily and efficiently develop a conclusive and good to read scientific paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

-Lecture / Presentation
-Practical exercises, analysis and discussion of examples
-Analysis and discussion of one’s own texts
-Open discussion of one’s own experiences and problems
- Seminar handbook

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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