Crafting a scientific story that makes an impact
We first explore what impact is and how it can be made and measured, following which we underscore the importance of context and story-telling. Using lessons from neuroscience and drama theory, we elaborate on the components and structure of an engaging story.
Elements of a great paper
Using the insights from module one, we discuss effective ways of organizing and writing the individual sections of a scientific paper. These principles ensure that readers can grasp your research quickly and find it meaningful. We then illustrate these principles with many real-world examples of best practices and common pitfalls.
Writing with structure and flow
We teach effective writing principles to achieve coherence and flow at the sentence, paragraph and section levels. This helps improve the clarity and readability of the paper.
From lab to journal
We discuss all steps leading to the publication of a scientific paper, ranging from planning the research to choosing a journal and navigating the editorial and review processes. We also dispel common myths with a view to demystifying editorial decision-making, particularly at the high-impact journals.
“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
“Jättebra och väldigt uppmuntrande. Nu kanske man vågar skriva för publicering i tidskrifter med hög impact. Vi fick se flera bra exempel på hur man kan skriva. Jag känner mig peppad.”O. Rzhepishevska, ResearcherUmeå University
“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
“This was a very well organized, effective, and comprehensive course on scientific writing. The presenter seems to know the subject by first-hand experience.”B.C. Bertilsson, PhD, MDKarolinska Institute
In this three-module, interactive workshop we present strategies for planning, writing and editing grant applications to maximize the chances of a favourable review.
In this workshop we provide knowledge and strategies to communicate research effectively, both orally and visually, to make a lasting impression on audiences.
Beyond the journals
This interactive workshop discusses the role of media in bridging science and society; we also teach how to frame, pitch and write news, press releases and opinion pieces.