from Monday, April 6th to Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Scientific writing and publishing

Target audience

R1-R4 Early career scientists in life sciences and technical sciences; pre- and post-doctoral researchers eager to learn how to write sound scientific publications.


Sufficient knowledge of English. An active participation of all attendees is required. All participants to the training school are asked to bring a scientific paper (their own or a paper from somebody else), or tables with results or a graph, to the training course for discussion in the group.


Prof. Reinhart CEULEMANS
Full Professor & Director of Research Centre of Excellence
Department of Biology, University of Antwerp


This one-week training is primarily intended for PhD-candidates and junior post-docs. It focuses on scientific writing and scientific publishing in exact sciences, and in (applied) biological and agro-biological sciences in particular. The training consists of lectures and practical training with many examples, tips and tricks.

The following topics are covered: general structure of a paper; preparation of an outline; arguments and style of a scientific paper; training on structure and lay-out; terminology and (English) language; use of symbols and units; practical aspects of graphs and tables; statistics and data analysis; ending and concluding of a publication; check-list for bibliographic references; review papers; useful tips for being cited and being read.

Attendees will be given some practical homework and will be asked for input during the lectures and the training. They are invited to bring an example publication (of their own or of any other researcher).


Why writing scientific research papers? How to conceive and write scientific publications? How to select the appropriate journal? How to write the perfect methods section? How to organize information and ideas? What to put in Introduction and what to put in Discussion? How to prepare a strong review paper?

This training aims to answer these questions.

Acquired skills

The participant will learn how to select the appropriate journal for its publication, to adopt the correct style of a scientific publication, to acquire improved knowledge of the proper scientific English language and to be able to prepare proper graphs and tables.

Practical information

Date : from April 6th to April 9th, 2020
Location : Sart Tilman; the exact location will be communicated upon confirmation of registration
Language : English
Maximum number of participants : 20

Registration request

Full. Registration is closed.

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