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Title Write your research results and get them published
Course number 2618
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2017-11-27 -- 2017-12-08
Responsible KI department Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
Specific entry requirements None.
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to impart knowledge and practical experience in scientific writing, based on own research, including manuscript, abstract and cover letter writing and scientific poster design.

- Explain the characteristics and disposition of different written presentation media and decide which forum is the most suitable for a specific text
- Understand, and apply, the terminology associated with scientific writing
- Write an abstract
- Use the correct structure and language to compose a scientific paper, following the editorial requirements
- Revise a manuscript according to a checklist with the most common language and structure mistakes in scientific writing
- Use the focus points in a scientific paper (where the readers focus their reading)
- Identify the main scope and focus of the research and summarize information aligned to the target group
- Apply the structure of popular science writing and use popular science as a tool for presentations
- Give a poster presentation
- Design a scientific poster and reflect upon structure, language and style
- Understand the ethics in publication
- Use the software EndNote for reference management
- Search for references in databases (e.g. PubMed) and decide what sources are reliable
- Respond to the reviewer's comments
- Write a cover letter
- Reflect on own development as a writer of different texts during the course
Contents of the course THE MAIN SCOPE OF THE COURSE is how to write about research in different contexts and forums. THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE: 1. Terminology associated to scientific writing 2. Designing and writing a) a poster b) an abstract c) a draft for a research paper d) a cover letter e) a reply to the reviewer´s comments f) a cover letter g) a popular science paper 3. The writing process: structure, language, style 4. Editorial requirements of different journals 5. Summarizing and presenting information aiming at the target audience 6. Identifying the main scope of a research project 7. References and reference management (EndNote software) 8. Data base search 9. Basic rhetoric for poster presentations 10. References 11. Ethics in publication
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, seminares, writing exercises, group assignments and practical exercises. As part of the learning process, the Ph.D students will be members of in-class review groups, giving feed-back to their colleagues.
Compulsory elements Lectures, workshops, evaluation sessions, and group assignments as well as all written assignments. Absence can be compensated: a) during next course occasion b) individual assignments
Examination 1) Written assignments reflecting the intended learning outcomes of the course: draft for scientific paper, popular science paper, poster, cover letter, and abstract. All assignments can be based on own research (if applicable). 2) Evaluation sessions, where the PhD students give each other feed back on the written assignments as a part of the learning process 3) Poster presentation, where the PhD students present their posters to a small group of course participants (there are no presentations in front of a larger group)
Literature and other teaching material Recommended: Angelika H. Hofmann: Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, second edition. Oxford University Press, 2013. Optional (for Swedish speaking doctoral students): Gert Helgesson & Stefan Eriksson: Publiceringsetik. Studentlitteratur, 2013. Mandatory: Handouts from the lectures and worksheets.
Number of students 15 - 22
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to LATER registration date).
More information Welcome to apply for the writing course Write your research results and get them published! The course includes manuscript writing, poster design and presentation, cover letter writing, abstract writing and popular science writing. The focus is on scientific writing (manuscript, abstract and poster). The popular science writing is covering the skills you need in order to successfully write a popular science summary for a project plan or to apply for grants. The course will be given in central Stockholm, in Gamla Brogatan (close to Hötorget). Please address all questions to: or phone: 0707890607
Course directors
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
Contact person Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

Lalit Kumar
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa