Internes Fortbildungsprogramm 2010/2011

Publish or perish?
How to write for leading scientific journals

Course code:

4107

Deadline for registration:

21 April 2011

Dates:  

12 and 13 May 2011

Times: 

Day 1: 9.00 – 17.00 (10 units) and Day 2: 45 minutes of one on one coaching (1 unit)

Place:   

Universitäts-Hauptgebäude, Innrain 52, EG, Seminarraum Personalentwicklung (Raumnummer 0040)

Target group:

  • Early career researchers: doctoral candidates, post-docs
  • Hard sciences
  • Up to 12 participants

Goals:  

To gain knowledge and understanding of the international scientific publishing field.

To practice strategies and techniques for writing high quality scientific articles for publication in English.

Course content:               

In this course the following topics are covered:

  • Publication procedures in leading scientific journals
  • Expectations of publishers and peer reviewers
  • Analysis of abstracts in leading journals
  • Strategies for writing abstracts
  • How to write an introduction (analysis and writing)
  • Strategies for giving professional peer feedback
  • Individual coaching: Further work on the text written on Day 1; tips and tricks for successful publications; individualised feedback on structural, style and language issues for scientific writing in English.

Preparation:

  1. Bring your laptop with you if you prefer to type than write by hand.
  2. Bring one influential/important published paper from a leading journal in your field (not authored by yourself; not Nature or Science).
  3. Mentally prepare (or imagine) a journal article you plan to write. Before the seminar, write a short abstract for your paper; bring it with you. You will begin to write the paper during the seminar.

Seminar leader:

Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist

Registration:

www.uibk.ac.at/personalentwicklung/fbp/anmeldung