Scientific writing trainings
Trainings on scientific writing are currently offered on open enrollment basis.
The exact dates of trainings are:
10-11 December 2013 r. in Warsaw – beginner/ intermediate group
13-14 December 2013 r. in Warsaw – advanced group
16-17 December 2013 r. in Krakow – advanced group
19-20 December 2013 r. in Krakow – beginner/ intermediate group
Beginner/ intermediate group: PhD students, post-doctorates, and junior faculty with little or no experience with writing professionally in English and with writing substantive text published in English-language scientific journals and publications.
Participants will take this seminar to receive an introduction to fundamental professional writing techniques and to the fundamentals of preparing manuscripts for publication in English-language publications. Training course is expected to teach how to write effectively, concisely, and clearly. Participants will get knowledge of the basic elements of sentences and sentence structure, words choice, different parts of speech, grammar, punctuation, constructing phrases etc. They will receive information on the structure of scientific paper, its crucial parts such as title, abstract, introduction, references, conclusions. This course should introduce the participants to the role of visuals in the scientific paper (tables, figures) and teach them how to create clear, effective visuals that are relevant with the content of the paper. Training course should also take the participants through the preparation of a scientific manuscript, submitting paper process and give them insight into authorship, plagiarism issues.
Advanced level: mid-career and senior researchers and faculty possessing moderate to considerable experience writing professionally in English and publishing in English-language scientific journals and publications.
Participants will take this seminar to review best practices for writing professional papers in English and learn advanced writing techniques at all levels: general, paragraph and sentence ones. They will get deeper insight into submitting paper process, its stages, journals editing policy, role of editors, reviewers, etc. Participants will also receive guidance on improving their scientific profile by increasing the frequency of publishing in prestigious English-language journals. Training course should also deal with ethics in writing and offer participants a discussion on issues such as plagiarism, authorship, co-authorship, reference citation, multiple submissions etc.
Registration until 14 November 2013 via Internet training base https://szkolenia.fnp.org.pl (‘Recruitment for workshops’ tab).
You may register for only one of the given trainings!
Those who register for the course in the recommended time and fulfill all formal requirements will take part in the recruitment process.
Those who register after deadline will be put on the waiting list and will take part in the recruitment process in case the group isn’t completed.
ATTENSION! When registering for the training each person has to upload in the system two files:
1. Introduction of the scientific article, of which he/she is the only author or the leading author with the detailed bibliographic references. Those, who haven’t written an article yet, should upload an abstract (250 words) of an article they would like or plan to write and entitle it. This text file would be assessed by the trainer to confirm English language skills and to confirm that each person chose the right group level. Trainer’s opinion may cause a person would be transferred to another group level than originally chosen.
2. Published article, of which he/she is the only author or the leading author (those who haven’t written and published an article yet should upload an article they have read and are familiar with). It can be the same article introduction to which was uploaded as a separate file mentioned in point 1 or it can be a different article. You will find detailed information about the article that needs to be uploaded in each group level description given in the links above.
Upload two files (in PDF, DOC, DOCX format ) into Internet database and please remember to name them according to the pattern given below:
Training course is in English. Participants are expected to be fluent in English.
- academics residing in Poland and employed at the research units resided on the territory of Poland
- PhD students of polish research units who are residing in Poland.
Tutor: Jean-Luc Lebrun http://www.linkedin.com/in/jllebrun
Training course is for free. Foundation provides meals during each two-day training session and accommodation one day before and during each training session (for participants from outside the city where the training is taking place and its surroundings). Participants have to cover travel costs.