Scientific Writing and Publishing

Scientific Writing and Publishing course

Publishing and Open Access

  • Understanding the academic publishing industry
  •  Understanding the importance  of Open Access in publishing
  • Using pre-print repository services-AfricArxiv


  • Understanding the Science of Citation Practice
  • Understanding the use of H Index
  • Understanding How Impact Factor  works
  •  Visibility  of research using ResearchGate,ORCID & Publons.

Process of Writing an Academic Paper

  • What  are non-primary publications
  • Some major types of non-primary publications
  • What are primary publications
  • The structure of a primary scientific article
  • How to compose – The Title
  • The delicate art of deciding about Authorship
  • How to write – Addresses,  The Abstract?,  The Introduction,  The material & methods, Results, Discussion, Other  Parts: acknowledgements, & appendices, etc.
  • How to cite & compile – References
  • The  writing process : how to write the first version?, Preparing the final version, How to submit a paper?

Scientific editing process

  • How to interact with editor
  • How to write Revisions
  • What happens with the MS after acceptance?
  • Technical editing
  • Proofreading
  • What to do with a  published paper
  • How to write Conference proceedings paper, Review article, Book chapter

The Journal Selection Process

  • How to decide where to send a MS for publication
  • How to select a journal for your publication

Using AI in Academic Writing

  • My – Thomson Reuters, (Currently Clarivate Analytics)
  •  Journal Finder – Elsevier 
  • Think.Check.Submit
  • Scholarcy

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