Writing Articles and Abstracts in the Natural and Applied Sciences


Publishing is an essential part of research, as it enables others to learn from your work, build on it, and give you credit for it. But many research papers fail to present the results and conclusions and their importance clearly and engagingly, and so they get fewer readers and citations. The title and abstract in particular need to entice readers to look at the full paper, but this can be difficult in a short space. This course will show you how to structure and write your research paper to give it the best chance with a journal. You will learn how to make your writing clearer and more concise and about conventions for research paper style. You will get a chance to work on the abstract for your own next paper that shows why your work is interesting and what you have found. You will also learn from an experienced journal editor how best to choose a journal, work with editors and peer reviewers and get your paper published and publicised effectively.


Dr. Anna Sharman -> http://cofactorscience.com


Learning how to write research papers that present the important features clearly and gaining insights into how to get a paper published in a journal and make an impact.


1 ECTS for active participation during the workshop


"The workshop will include time to work on an abstract for your own research paper and to receive feedback from the trainer on how it could be improved. Please EITHER write an abstract in advance and bring it with you, OR bring brief notes about the main results that your paper would present and the conclusions you intend to draw, so that you can write an abstract during the workshop. Your results can be preliminary if you don't yet have all the data."


Practical Information   

When?             20th of February, 9am until 4pm + 21st of February 2018, 9am until noon

Where?             Campus Etterbeek - room to be confirmed

If you sign up for this workshop you must come to BOTH days!!



Free of charge for PhD students

We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

Registration Rules: http://www.vub.ac.be/phd/english/workshopsENG.html#RegisRules
No Show Policy: https://my.vub.ac.be/en/phd/regulations-forms