Learning outcomes and competences: At the end of the course the student should be able to: - Judge and decide about the appropriate form and forum for their work - Evaluate potential publication forums - Write a scientific manuscript that conforms to the rules and requirements - Analyse their presentation efficiency and improve it in their written work - Deal with scientific editors, and others involved in the scientific publishing process - Prepare and present effective oral presentations and posters This course can have recognition of 6 ECTs for FCUL PhD students enrolling in it as part of their first doctoral year.
For FCUL PhD students requiring credits additionally to the exercises done during the week the delivery of a written report done after the course is mandatory, to deliver during the weeks after the course.
This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters.
Relevant and multi-disciplinary examples taken from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing as well as common mistakes that one should avoid.
Minimum formation of students: This course does not require previous publishing experience or material waiting to be published, but aspiring authors, PhD and MSc students will benefit most from it.
The latter will only be touched briefly upon. Write an analysis of a published figure.
Thus participants will become familiar with the forms of presenting new findings to various scientific forums.