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Scientific Writing


This course is designed to review the steps involved in, peer reviewing, and revising manuscripts for publication. The course participants will refine and demonstrate writing, reading, editing, and reviewing skills through exercises and class discussions. This course aims to teach the fundamentals of effective scientific writing. Instruction will focus primarily on the process of writing and publishing scientific manuscripts only.

The course will be presented in two segments:

part (1) teaches students how to write effectively, concisely, and clearly.

part (2) takes them through the preparation of an actual scientific manuscript.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Know how to write a scientific manuscript effectively, concisely, and clearly
  2. Identify the publications best suited for their work
  3. Have greater insight into the needs of readers and reviewers
  4. Understand the purpose of each section in a research paper
  5. Have a wider repertoire of practical strategies to improve their own research writing
  6. Be able to make strategic choices about how, where, and when to publish their research

Course Outline

  1. What makes good writing?
  2. Editorial Ethics: Who is an author and what else is important?
  3. What and how to prepare before you write?
  4. Conducting a literature review
  5. The anatomy of a well written paper
  6. Writing the manuscript sections:
    1. Cover letter
    2. Title Page
    3. Summary/Abstract
    4. Introduction
    5. Methods
    6. Results
    7. Discussion
    8. Acknowledgment
    9. References
    10. Tables
    11. Figures and Figure Legends
  7. Submission of scientific manuscripts
  8. Responding to a review
  9. Communicating effectively with the media and public
  10. How to enhance the publication of the manuscript?

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.