How to Write and Publish Scientific Paper

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Learner rating9.2
Content rating9.6
  • Course platform: Coursera
  • Offered by: École Polytechnique
  • Level: All levels
  • Price: FREE
  • Class length: Approx. 12 hours

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What you will achieve:

In this course, you will learn to write and publish scientific paper. Moreover, this is a project-based course, you will be able to outline a complete scientific paper, choose an appropriate journal to which you’ll submit the finished paper for publication, and prepare a checklist that will allow you to independently judge whether your paper is ready to submit.

What you’ll need to get started:

The course on ‘How to Write and Publish Scientific Paper ?’ has been designed for students who have previous experience with academic research – you should be eager to adapt our writing and publishing advice to an existing personal project. If you just finished your graduate dissertation, just began your Ph.D., or are at a different stage of your academic journey or career and just want to publish your work, this course is for you. *About

Project-Centered Courses:

Project-Centered Courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.


How to write and Publish Scientific Paper?

Week 1

Understanding academia (4 hours to complete)

In this section of the course on Write and Publish Scientific Paper, you will learn what is necessary before writing a paper: the context in which the scientist is publishing. You will learn how to know your own community, through different examples, and then we will present you how scientific journal and publication works. We will finish with a couple of ethical values that the academic world is sharing!

  • Why is publishing important?
  • “KYC”: Know Your Community
  • How journals work: the review process
  • Presentation of scientific journals
  • Ethical Guidelines

+ Reading and practice exercise.

Week 2

Before writing: delimiting your scientific paper (3 hours to complete)

A good paper does not loose focus throughout the entirety of its form. As such, we are going to give you a more detailed view of how to delimit your paper. In this course on Write and Publish Scientific Paper, we are going to lead you through your paper by taking a closer look at the paper definition which will ensure you don’t lose focus. Then we will explain why the literature review is important and how to actually do it. And then we will guide you with advice as to how to find the so-what of your paper! This is important as research is all about so-what!

  • Paper definition “KYP”, Know Your Paper
  • How to: the literature review 1/2: find a good literature review
  • How to do the literature review 2/2: construction of your own literature review
  • How to do the research design
  • How to: the gap
  • Presentation of Zotero: aggregate references

+ Reading and practice exercise.

Week 3

Writing the paper: things you need to know (3 hours to complete)

In this part of the course on Write and Publish Scientific Paper, you will learn how to write your paper. In the first part, we will focus on the structure of the paper, and then you will be able to see how to use bibliographical tools such as Zotero. Finally, you will be required to write your own abstract and to do a peer review for the abstract of the others, as in real academic life!

+ Reading and practice exercise.

Week 4

After the writing: the checklist (2 hours to complete)

After writing the paper comes the time of reading your paper a few times in order to get everything perfect.In this section you will learn how to remove a lot of mistakes you might have been writing. In the end, you will have to build your own checklist corresponding to your own problems you want to avoid. After this, your article can be submitted and will hopefully be accepted!!

  1. The researcher
  2. The editor
  • Constructing your checklist

+ Reading exercise.

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  • Excellent way to start writing your own scientific paper
  • Course is well structured that guides a research scholar
  • Interviews and peer-graded assignments are very helpful
  • Practical experience on how to write a scientific paper
  • Basic course for those starting with scientific writing
  • Need to integrate more practicle information

Specification: How to Write and Publish Scientific Paper

Course Platform Coursera
Level All levels
Class length <1 week
Program details Course
Enrollment Free Course (with certificate)
Course Subjects Personal development
Offered by Organization École Polytechnique

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