Training

Scientific writing and publishing with impact

In this four-module, interactive workshop we provide a detailed framework for planning, writing, editing and publishing impactful scientific papers. The framework is based on a three-pronged strategy of framing, story and linguistic techniques.

1. Planning

Communications-planning strategy:
• Planning communications using the RACC-model
• Information processing by your audience: insight from cognitive sciences
• Our approach to framing research and science communication
• Using the abstract to frame the paper

2. Writing

Using story techniques and other strategies for writing papers:
• Structuring scientific stories for research articles
• Systematic approach to crafting individual sections
• Creating graphics
• Outlining the paper

3. Editing

Psycholinguistics-based techniques for writing with structure and flow:
• Writing from the reader’s perspective: overcoming the ‘curse of knowledge’
• Achieving sentence-level flow
• Creating a coherent narrative at the paragraph and section levels
• Adapting the language to the audience
• Word choice

4. Publishing

Insight into the scientific publishing process:
• Overview of the scientific publishing arena; choosing a journal; authorship; ethical issues
• Editorial processes (especially at high-impact-factor journals); cover letters; communicating with editors and reviewers
• Post-publication dissemination

A very inspirational, useful and thought-provoking course.

E. Mattsson, PostdocChalmers University of Technology

The workshop is a must for supervisors working with PhD students’ manuscripts. Now I have a strategy to provide structured feedback.

G. Malm, Associate ProfessorKTH Royal Institute of Technology

Thanks so much for such a great workshop, I learned an incredible amount and wish all of our PhD students and staff took this course early on in their career!

A. Antonelli, Associate ProfessorUniversity of Gothenburg

The speaker has practical experience with research, reviewing, editing, which makes the course excellent and trustworthy.

H. Zirath, ProfessorChalmers University of Technology

Very informative and useful, I should have taken such training a long time ago!

K. Neelsen, Postdoctoral researcherThe Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research
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