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An intensive programme over four halfdays for advanced PhD graduates. The workshop teaches the skills for producing high quality papers suitable for the world’s top journals and incorporates writing practice with individual feedback.


Facilitators: Justin Mullins and Mark Buchanan, WAS, London

Next course: February 28-March 3, 2022

Time: 9:00-13:00 h

Location: online course


No more than 10 participants.

SGBM doctoral students who are interested should register at sgbm-info(at)


This programme will involve each participant in the writing and correcting of his/her own paper, identifying the strengths and weaknesses in another participant’s paper, practising group writing and editing, and proposal writing.

Tasks to be completed:
Prior to the workshop the participants will submit a journal paper to the instructor and SGBM. The sections to be written up are: Title and Running Title, Abstract of no more than 300 words, Keywords, Instruction, Methods, Results, Discussion, List of References. More detailed instructions will be given to the participants as soon as they are registered.

Some comments by participants of the course:

"One of the most interesting and helpful courses."

"I have attended several workshops on scientific/academic writing and this was definitely the most useful one."

"The course was well organized, the instructor was very competent, gave a lot of important information - also for the future - that a supervisor won't give."

"Instructor was very nice, accessible and competent - Really valuable suggestions - Great structure, many examples - Every student was dealt with individually"

"The instructor is very competent - organisation very good - script is very useful - definitely a recommendable course"


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