PE10S18 How to write a scientific publication in life science

Target group:

    • young scientists with little experience in scientific writing
    • experienced scientists who want to make writing easier by learning certain basic rules


    In this seminar you will learn how to prepare a scientific paper - step by step from data selection to submission.


    Seminar Day 1:

    Using a very practical approach, the most important aspects of writing a ‘paper’ will be discussed and many questions related to writing will be answered:

    • How do I plan the project ‘paper writing’ so that I am most efficient?
    • Do I already have enough results for a publication?
    • How do I structure my paper so that it becomes cogent and interesting?
    • What sections is a paper composed of?
    • What information should each section contain, i.e. how do I write a catchy ABSTRACT, an interesting INTRODUCTION, a clear METHOD and a convincing RESULTS section and how do I discuss my data in the DISCUSSION?
    • What’s the perfect journal for my paper?
    • What structural and stylistic means can I use so that my readers can easily follow the development of ideas in my manuscript?

    Optional (when there is still some time left on Day 2)

    • What should I pay attention to when submitting my manuscript to a journal?
    • How do I react to comments from the journal or if my manuscript is rejected?
    • How do I prevent or solve writer’s block?
    • And a lot more…

    Seminar Day 2:

    The participants had one month to prepare their own texts and manuscripts using the techniques they learned. These first efforts will be discussed in detail in the group.

    In addition to a lot of practical tips, each participant will receive a detailed handbook which describes again step by step how to prepare a publication. Practical exercises, numerous examples and plenty of time for discussion and questions contribute to a better understanding of the seminar topics.


    • Lecture / Presentation
    • Practical exercises, analysis and discussion of examples
    • Analysis and discussion of one's own texts
    • Open discussion of one's own experiences and problems
    • Seminar handbook

    Schedule and Location:

    Schedule: 08.03. and 05.04.2018, 9 - 17 Uhr

    Location: Seminarraum 07, Franz Schwackhöfer-Haus, Peter Jordan Str. 82, 1190 Wien 

    Please choose preferred public transport or use a bike to arrive and depart! Bicycle parking is available in front of the venue!

    Group size: min. 6 - max. 12 participants

    Registration and course fee:

    Application deadline: 21.02.2018

    Registration only via the registration form.

    For problems with the registration form please click here.

    The fee for this seminar is 60 € and is automatically billed by the finance department after the seminar.

    Please note our tearms and conditions.

    Seminar leader:

    Dr. Eva Müller

    is a Ph.D. Biologist with many years practical experience in scientific research and scientific writing. As a scientist she wrote many papers of her own and later, as a scientific author, numerous publications for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as well as for research institutes. She teaches scientific writing at national and international universities and research centres. In addition, she provides scientists writing scientific publications with individual coaching.