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Q&A

  • The course will show you how to prepare, write and submit an original journal article that has a good chance of being accepted for publication. It will also set you well on the way to doing so.

  • The most important thing to bring is an idea for a journal article. Ideally you should have collected the data. During the day you will be working this idea up into an article.

  • The course goes through the process of writing a scientific paper in 10 easy stages, starting from understanding the game and ending with writing the covering letter and sending off the package.

  • This course is for anyone who is writing – or about to write – an article for a peer reviewed journal. It is particularly suitable for those who feel intimidated by those who already have their names on the databases. It is about the writing process and is not a course on technical editing or critical appraisal.

  • Three distinct types of scientific writer’s block will be discussed. You will be able to recognize the different types, and how to overcome them.

  • Our courses have been designed for groups of about 12 people. They are run informally, with plenty of time for discussion and practical work. The course will start promptly at 9.30, but we ask participants to be there by 9.15. There will be breaks for coffee, lunch and tea. The course will normally end at 16.30.

  • This is a writing technique that saves you time and increases the odds of getting your name listed in the PubMed database.

  • We often train groups of researchers from the same department. It has advantages that every member agrees to use some or all techniques that are being discussed in the course. We have also trained groups of research leaders (‘professor course’) in order to increase their group’s publication rates.

  • Most universities offer excellent academic writing courses. These usually include 4-8 sessions plus homework and deal most of the time with grammar, spelling and style. Our course is about the process of writing, and how to make most of your precious time in order to get your paper published. For example, you will learn how to write a first draft of 3000 words within a week, with only 10 minutes a day! We recommend our own PhD students to follow both courses: to improve linguistic skills, and to get published!

  • This course is being taught in other countries such as the UK, Germany and Sweden. For further information click here. Please contact us to discuss training needs.

  • Yes, please drop us an email to discuss training needs.