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The key ingredients for planning, executing and writing a nature paper: An online course
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3332-21-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/08/2021
PlaceOnline teaching
Date and time06.09.2021, at: 09:00 - 08.09.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats30
Course fee1,680.00 kr.
LecturersVanessa Hall
ECTS credits2.10
Contact personVanessa Hall    E-mail address: vh@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Course title
The key ingredients for planning, executing and writing a nature paper: An online course

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Have insight into the key criteria required for publishing in high impact journals.
2. Plan and organize a research study of high impact.
3. Formulate a title, abstract and discussion suitable for high impact publishing.
4. Navigate confidently through the submission and review process of high impact journals.

- Learn specific tools in how to plan, organize, compose different sections of a manuscript for high impact factor journals.
- Learn how to develop Nature suitable ideas.
- Work activities and small focused groups will focus on practice of writing titles and summaries in Nature’s style and format and evaluating composition and writing style of Nature articles.
- Learn details on the submission, editorial process and rebuttal phase.
- Keynote lecture from a scientist who has published in a Nature Journal who will disclose tips and advice for publishing in high impact factor journals.

Phd students, postdocs and any other faculty positions keen to learn how to publish in high impact factor journals.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Group work and presentations
Keynote lecture

Course director
Vanessa Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, vh@sund.ku.dk

Associate Professor Vanessa Hall, University of Copenhagen
Guest lecturer: Professor Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas Professor, University of Copenhagen, BRIC
Guest lecturer: Federico Levi, Senior Editor at Nature Physics

September 6-8 2021

Course location

Please register before 1st of august 2021

PhD students from other Danish universities are allowed to participate and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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