• Description:

    The manuscript phase of research is feared by many. How do I get started with the writing process – and how do I reach the end? I have so many data, how should I organize my work? The course introduces the manuscript phase from above (how to get organized, things to consider before you start writing, how to outline a readable papers, as well as practical issues with each section of the IMRAD structure). The course covers topics such as: To which journal should I submit my manuscript – who are the target readers? How do I write a good Introduction, how do I describe how we did the experiments, how shall I present my data, and how do I write an excellent Discussion? The course will also cover the process of preparing your manuscript for submission (instructions to authors), the submission phase, how to handle editorial decisions and revisions, proof-reading, and the final issues with publishing. 

    Class material will be uploaded, but a must for the course and many years beyond is:  Hall GM (ed). How to write a paper. BMJ Books, Wiley-Blackwell, 5th edition, 2008 (150 pages, 265 DKK).

    Basic knowledge of medical science and the IMRAD way of producing papers. The value of the course is optimal if the participant has prior experience with medical writing and/or works with a current manuscript.

    Exam and oral/written evaluation.

  • Organizer: Professor, Lars Jelstrup lajp@rn.dk

  • Lecturers: Professor Lars J. Petersen & Consultant Helle D. Zacho, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital.

  • ECTS: 0,8

  • Time: September 28th 2017, 8.30 - 16.30

  • Place: The auditorium, Forskningens Hus, Klinisk Institut, Sdr Skov Vej, 9000 Aalborg.

  • Zip code: 9000

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats:

  • Deadline: 7 September 2017

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.