How to write a scientific article

Aim:To create awareness of the elements of scientific writing that enable rapid communication between the writer and the reader and provide participants with tools for improving the quality of their writing.
Provider: Susan Frekko
For:Beginners/Intermediate. Only for PhD students.

New researchers have to make the leap from consuming scientific knowledge to producing it. But having good ideas and good results isn’t enough. In order to successfully place their articles in international journals, scientists also need to learn the craft of writing research articles.

In this course participants will:

• Become familiar with the structure and elements of an IMRaD paper
• Acquire planning strategies for writing an article effectively and efficiently
• Develop awareness of common mistakes in research articles
• Apply techniques to make writing clear, concise and cohesive in sentences and paragraphs
• Acquire techniques for time management
• Learn about ethical publication
• Learn what to expect from the journal review process

Susan Frekko is an authors’ editor, translator and trainer who helps scientists publish their research in English. Susan holds a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology and a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language to adults. She has published her own research in indexed journals since 2009.

"Efficient way to work out the necessary tools to become a good writer or a start point when you face the white paper" 1st Edition 2020.
"The course gave me a very good overview on the structure of a scientific paper, as well as many practical and extremely useful tips about scientific writing" Edition 2019.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
29th April, 6th, 13th & 20th May 2020 PRBB. All days in Sala de Juntas but the 6th May that will be in Rita Levi room.
14:00 - 17:00
15 Cancelled    

We will use the Zoom online meeting platform, which facilitates discussion and small-group work.
Participants need a laptop with audio and video, a strong Internet connection.

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March 2020
21st, 28th January, 4th & 11th February 2020
6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November 2019
Edition 3: 19th, 26th June, 3rd and 10th July 2019
Edition 2: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March 2019
Edition 1: 25th Jan, 1st, 8th, 15th February 2019
9, 16, 23 & 30 November 2018
9, 11, 16 & 18 October 2018