PFG0077 How to write and publish a scientific paper, 4.5 Credits
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Applicants must be admitted to PhD studies. The course is primarily for PhD students within the SLU Graduate School in Organism Biology, but will be open for all interested PhD students within the natural sciences. PhD students should have results ready to use for preparing a manuscript.
After the course, the students should have improved theoretical knowledge and practical skills associated with writing manuscripts for scientific peer review in international journals, and have submitted one manuscript to a journal.
The course provides instructions on how to structure and format each section of a scientific manuscript based on the IMRAD format. Focus will be placed on basic writing skills, particularly on how to write clear and concise sentences, paragraphs and sections. The students work on their own manuscripts throughout the course, integrating theory and practice. Constructive feedback and analysis of these texts will be given during group meetings before moving on to the next section. In addition to the direct practical training in writing, the students will also be provided with a set of tools for the essential text analysis and editing needed to produce a manuscript ready for submission. The course will stress that scientific writing is an acquired skill that can be learned.
Formats and requirements for examination
The students must attend 80% of the group meetings and submit a manuscript to complete the course.
Focus will be placed on basic writing skills, particularly on how to write clear and concise sentences, paragraphs and sections. The course consists of eight lectures/seminars and group discussions every two weeks. In addition, students are expected to read the relevant course literature, write their own manuscripts and provide feedback to their fellow course participants. Also, the students will receive feedback on the different sections of their manuscripts from the course leader.
This course is given as a postgraduate course within the SLU Graduate School in Organism Biology. The number of participants is limited to 10. There is no tuition fee.
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