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Publishing Papers in the Natural Sciences

Publishing papers in academic journals is a demanding task that is at times rewarding and at times frustrating. As publishing is a prerequisite for a career in science, it is important to approach the topic strategically.
The objectives of this course are: (1) to understand the publication process in peer-reviewed journals, (2) to learn about ethical standards and legal regulations, and (3) to develop individual publishing strategies.

­ the peer review system: stakeholders and processes
­ criteria for journal selection (e.g. journal reputation, decision time, rejection rate)
­ how to write a cover letter
­ what editors want
­ what reviewers do
­ what to do in case of rejection
­ authorship
­ ethical obligations
­ copyright issues

Short lectures provide information and tips; extended exercises help to develop individual strategies. Participants will gather and share their experiences. They will progress during the course with their own PhD projects.


Seminarzentrum D 2, Raum 3, Bergheimer Straße 58, Eingang Fehrentzstraße


Thursday, 23.11.2017, 09:00 - 17:00 Uhr


Dr. Philipp Mayer

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Number of participants

Max. 12 Personen


15 €

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