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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7-10 hours of study, 10 hours of active project work...

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Understanding academia

8 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Let me walk you through the course3m
French version of the class51s
Why is publishing important?3m
"KYC": Know Your Community4m
How journals work: the review process4m
Presentation of scientific journals4m
Ethical Guidelines5m
4 readings
Teaching team10m
Breakthroughs!10m
Additional contents10m
Examples of guidelines10m
5 practice exercises
Why is publishing important?2m
Know your community6m
How journals work: the review process8m
Communication with the editorial board2m
Ethical Guidelines and intellectual property8m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Before writing: delimiting your scientific paper

6 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
6 videos
How to: the literature review 1/2: find a good literature review3m
How to: the literature review 2/2: construction of your own literature review6m
How to: the research design3m
How to: the gap4m
Presentation of Zotero: aggregate references4m
1 reading
Books and tools10m
5 practice exercises
So, what?2m
Literature Review6m
Think about it2m
Main ideas4m
The Gap?4m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Writing the paper: things you need to know

5 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
On writing an academic paper, preliminary tips6m
How to: the bibliography3m
The abstract6m
Zotero: online features3m
2 readings
Important readings before writing a paper10m
More detailed information on how to write your article10m
2 practice exercises
The bibliography2m
Please, try by yourself2m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

After the writing: the check list

5 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
The main mistakes to look for: format3m
1. The researcher9m
2. The editor13m
Constructing your checklist4m
3 readings
Avoiding mistakes10m
Format and Writing Readings10m
Tips10m
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Top reviews from How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper (Project-Centered Course)

By MYApr 2nd 2017

This course helps to understand the journey from a writing a journal to publishing it, from researcher perspective to editorial perspective. I recommend to all PhD students to take this course.

By SMMar 1st 2018

The course is well structured that guides a scholar to construct a research paper step by step in a steady and sure way. I would definitely recommend the course for new research scholars.

Instructor

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Mathis Plapp

Assistant Professor
Physics Department

About École Polytechnique

L’École polytechnique associe recherche, enseignement et innovation au meilleur niveau scientifique et technologique mondial pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle. En tête des écoles d’ingénieur françaises depuis plus de 200 ans, sa formation promeut une culture d’excellence scientifique pluridisciplinaire, ouverte dans une forte tradition humaniste. ...

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