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Writing and Publishing a Scientific paper Syllabus
6 Ottobre 2020 / 15:00 - 27 Novembre 2020 / 17:00
Online course via Zoom: Writing and Publishing a Scientific paper Syllabus – Click here to see to the complete program
This edition strongly encourages manuscripts on the theme of COVID-19, regardless of discipline (basic, clinical, etc.).
Writing and publishing a scientific paper is an NIH-based practical course on scientific writing in biomedical disciplines. The course consists in crafting a manuscript through a supervised peer-to-peer group work throughout its duration.
Who is the course for?
The course targets primarily the students of the PhD programs at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, USI. Post-docs, and EOC staffs who do research are welcome too.
The main goal is to equip PhD students with a robust and structured method to conceive, plan, write, submit, revise, and publish scientific articles and their PhD thesis.
This course is about actual writing and revising manuscripts. There are a few, crucial pre-requisites to participate (only some of these can and will be covered during the course):
− You have discussed with your PI what your paper is going to be about (the message)
− The hypothesis and research question(s) have been approved by your PI
− The study is complete, you have the data
− You have run the main analysis (i.e. relevant to answer the research questions), therefore you have your results ready and tables and figures are in preparation [NOTE: it is your responsibility to confirm that the statistical models used are correct. You may contact us before the beginning of the course if you need assistance/ advice with stats!]
− You have selected 2/3 published papers (and have the full texts) in the topic/ area of your study. If possible one of these papers is from your own Lab. You will use them as reference.
− You have conducted a structured search in PubMed (and/or other online databases) using the P.I.C.O. elements of your research question(s) to gather evidence, screening and selecting the main papers.
− You have a provisional bibliography in EndNote or Zotero with (all) relevant references based on this search (and the selection)
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− You are on top of this literature, which means that you know what’s been said on the subject, and you know how to join the conversation, with your paper.
− Be always ON TIME. We cannot start without you
− Do not skip classes. The work of others depends on you.
− Plan to have up to 4 hours/ per week for your homework.
Instructor and contact for registration:
Phone: +41 58 666 4962
USI main building, room 412
On Tuesdays, at 3 pm (book in advance)