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Advanced Training - Scientific Writing

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Thursday, November 14, 2019
Course Description 

Effective scientific writing is a two-day programme designed to help young researchers write papers, PhD theses, conference abstracts, and reports. During the course, participants will learn how to:

  • Write clear, concise, correct scientific English
  • Edit   documents   effectively   for   clarity   and consistency
  • Plan   their   documents   in   order   to   present   a convincing scientific argument* Write clear, effective abstracts
  • Give their papers the best chance of acceptance by a target journal
  • Improve   their   awareness   of   the   editorial   and peer review process


The course will be highly interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples of their own papers and abstracts. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and personal feedback. The course is aimed at PhD students but would also be useful for other researchers with limited writing/publication experience. The majority of examples used will be from biological subject areas, but participants are welcome from any area of science.

For pre-applications, please write to Cymon Cox ( stating your course and supervisor, if you are a student.




Total hours: 16h workshop

Intended Audience 
PhD students/ Msc Students/ Post dos/ etc
Scientific Organisation 

Prof. Shirley Ellis

Oxford University

Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro

Type of Training 
Advanced Training
Presentation Language  
Fee Covers 


  • CCMAR Members: 70 €
  • Non-CCMAR Members: 180 €