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How to write a scientific article (Intervals - CÍCLIKS)


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.




Beginners/Intermediate. PhD students only.


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

The course consists of several sessions. You should be able to attend all of them.

Study commitment

There will be short assignments to do at home after each session.

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to

NOTE: Conditions for participating in online courses  

Intervals courses are small, interactive group sessions in which confidential issues are often raised. During the Zoom sessions you must have your camera on, and a microphone ready to participate in the group activities. You should be in a quiet place with a good internet connection. If you are not alone in the room you must wear headphones. If you are unable to meet these conditions you will be asked to leave the course.


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Finished editions
  • 2022 Edition 2, Trimester 1: March, ONLINE : 10/03/2022
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 1: January, ONLINE : 19/01/2022
  • 2021 Edition 4, Trimester 3: October, ONLINE : 07/10/2021
  • 2021 Edition 3, Trimester 2: April, ONLINE : 29/04/2021
  • 2021 Edition 2, Trimester 1: March, ONLINE : 02/03/2021
  • 2021 Edition 1, Trimester 1: January, ONLINE : 27/01/2021


Susan Frekko
Susan Frekko

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. 

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