Publizieren auf Englisch (Scientific Writing)

Kurs / Course
"Writing a Research Paper for Publication"

Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is a key aspect of a career in medical research. In addition to a creative approach and robust analytical techniques, success requires complex skills in communicating results in English.

This scientific writing course consists of three main elements:

  • Linguistic components of better writing, such as correct word order, tense use, text-linking elements, and style, as well as variety in vocabulary and structure;
  • Specific characteristics of paper sections : effective textual strategies in writing the abstract, introduction, results and discussion sections of an article;
  • Self-help strategies for scientific writers, such as the effective use of model articles and online help in checking style and terminology.

The course is basically practical and consists of input sessions on language and text-construction strategies followed by language exercises, opportunities for application to personal writing, questions, discussion and correction. In addition, parts of participants’ own texts will be discussed and corrected.

Participants should be prepared to work on at least one of their own unpublished articles between the 4 sessions of the course. They can and should re-submit sections for correction and comment each time the course meets. Time spent in class is 24 hours, but outside-class work involves further writing and reviewing.

Ziel / Objective

Ziel / Objective

The main aim of the course is to enable participants to improve their written scientific English so that their articles are considered for publication by high-impact journals in their field.

Zielgruppe / Target Group

Zielgruppe / Target Group

For non English speaking researchers from the field of clinical medicine.

Voraussetzungen / Requirements

Voraussetzungen / Requirements

Course participants should therefore have conducted at least one study and already have the results before starting.
Course participants must submit 2-4 pages of uncorrected text, ideally the Introduction of a paper or a thesis they are writing, approximately 1 week before the start of the course. This will serve as a basis for individual writing work from the beginning. Specific information on this requirement will be sent out to participants 3 weeks prior to the course.

Kursort / Location

Kursort / Location

siehe / see Karte/Map (PDF)

Kosten / Fees

Kosten / Fees

USZ staff: CHF 500
Collaboration partner: CHF 1'000
Others: CHF 1'500
Course materials will be provided and are included

Daten und Anmeldung / Dates and Registration

Daten und Anmeldung  / Dates and Registration

4-days , intensive course, 09:00 - 15:00


Course 1/ 2017
                                           
          March 24 and 31, April 07 and 28, 2017        
          fully booked
          
No Reimbursement for Cancellations after Januar 30, 2017
 
Course 2/ 2017

          June 09, 16, 23 and 30, 2017                       
          Fully Booked
          No Reimbursement for Cancellations after May 02, 2017

Course 3/ 2017

          September 01, 08, 15 and 22,  2017  
          Online Anmeldung     
          No Reimbursement for Cancellations after July 01, 2017

Course 4/ 2017
 
          November 03, 10, 17 and 24, 2017  
          Online Anmeldung     
          No Reimbursement for Cancellations after September 01, 2017
 
 
Kontakt und Information / Contact & Information

Contact and further information  / Contact & Information

Silke Ludwig, MSc       silke.ludwig@usz.ch, +41 44 634 55 10