How to write a scientific article - Online

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 (link)
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 IMRD article
• 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.

"Very good experience, now I feel clearer about how to write and what to expect of the process. It makes me less anxious" 3rd Edition 2020.
"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.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  

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

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

30th September, 7th, 14th & 21st October 2020
24th April, 1st, 8th & 15th May 2020
23rd, 30th April, 7th & 14th May 2020