Scientific writing - 2016


To become a successful scientist, it is not sufficient to have a good theoretical background and to learn innovative technical skills, it is necessary to develop good writing skills so that you can efficiently communicate your ideas and results. Your articles and proposals need to be attractive and informative so that they get read and cited. This course aims at providing conceptual criteria and practical examples on scientific writing style, and useful suggestions on how to plan, draft, and write the final version of your paper.

The lecturer has extensive teaching and scientific writing experience, he has advised 13 PhD dissertations and many more MSc thesis. You may find recent writing samples in Rosell-Fieschi et al. (2013), Pelegrí et al. (2013), Benazzouz et al. (2014), Rosell-Fieschi et al. (2014).

Programme information: 

Morning sessions focus on improving your writing skills, afternoon sessions target on developing good manners that will help improve a paper’s structure. All sessions have conceptual and practical periods. Students are encouraged to bring a sample of their own work, preferably an ongoing paper, to be developed throughout the course. Students shall also bring two papers (one from a specialized journal and another from a high impact generalist journal, e.g. Nature, Science, PNAS), to be carefully analyzed throughout the course.

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Course dates: 

Monday, April 4, 2016 to Wednesday, April 6, 2016


9:00-12:30 h 14:00-17:30 h


Institut de Ciències del Mar

Maximum number of places: 


Special requirements: 

Intermediate English knowledge.

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Full price of this course is 270€. A reduced registration fee of 216€ is applied for early registrations (20 days before the opening of the course).

Price: 270.00€

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