This is a four-module interactive workshop where lessons, discussions, and exercises will be followed by intensive group work.
Parts one and two are tailored to the needs of the attendees and include modules on organising a writing project, writing in good scientific English, and creating an optimal flow of ideas.
During parts three and four, the methods for selecting the target journal and effectively communicating the key results of a study will be discussed. Then, the instructors will work with attendees to create or improve an existing manuscript. If attendees cannot bring their own materials to work on, they will be provided with data and basic information to create a manuscript.
Attendees are expected to bring, if available, any relevant source material (protocols, study reports, slides, abstracts, draft manuscripts, etc.).
The hands-on, interactive format of this workshop provides a rich experience and the best chance for success.
Module one – The basics of scientific articles | Andrea Rossi
- The environment of scientific communication
Module two – Practical aspects of writing a scientific article | Phil Leventhal
- The reader-centred approach
- Basic grammatical techniques in English to improve your writing
- Organising your writing projects
Module three – Practical work: getting started | Phil Leventhal
- Focusing your writing by using problem statements and outlining
- Choosing a journal
- Individualized/group work: problem statement, concept outline, title, and journal selection*
Module four – Practical work: building the article | Andrea Rossi
- Individualized/group work: detailed outline and data selection/presentation*
*Participants are asked to bring protocols, study reports, slides, abstracts, draft manuscripts, or other documents they are working on from which to build an article. If they cannot bring their own materials, participants will be provided with data and basic information to create a manuscript.
This course is for anyone who needs to know how to write a scientific paper in peer-reviewed journals, such as medical advisors, scientific writers, medical writers, medical liaisons, scientific communicators, researchers, clinicians, and medical information professionals. The course can benefit all professionals needing to write a scientific article.
Participants need to be familiar with the basics of clinical research and medical writing.
Interactive workshop with practical exercises and application to participants’ daily activities.