‘How to Write a Scientific Paper’

“… it is difficult to do good science, write good scientific papers, and have enough publications to get future jobs.” – so wrote E. Robert Schulman 0f Charlottesville, Virginia, US, in an article for the Annals of Improbable Research, vol. 2, no. 5, 1996, entitled ‘How To Write A Scientific Paper’.

The difficulties, it seems, continued – for eleven years later another article appeared as an editorial in the Indian Journal of Surgery‘How to write a scientific paper’.

And now another opportunity has arisen for those who need to learn how to write a scientific paper. This time in the form of 3 day intensive course with formal lectures and interactive sessions – it’s entitled  ‘How to Write a Scientific Paper’ and runs from 18th – 20th September, 2013, at the Dolmen Hotel, Qawra, Malta.

Professor Victor Grech MD, PhD (Malta), PhD (Lond.), FRCPCH, MRCP(UK), DCH Consultant Paediatrician (Cardiol), Mater Dei Hospital, Malta & Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Malta, [pictured] and colleagues, will not only explain data entry in Excel, Excel forms and pivot tables, T-tests, Z-test and ANOVA, but also Contingency tables and relative risk, Odds ratio, confidence intervals for a proportion, and much more.

(Cost  €190 – €350, and eligible for 15 international CME points)

COMING SOON : Professor Grech examines aspects and implications of infertility in selfcontained cult sci-fi subgenres.

BONUS (thanks to investigator Neil Martin): The sequel, sort of:

Let’s re-write the scientific paper,” R. Webster, European Journal of Soil Science,  vol. 54, no. 2, pages 215–218, June 2003. The author writes:

“Let us report our research more nearly as it happened; let us overcome our fear of revealing our humanity, our good luck, even our failings, and acknowledge the contributions from our intuition and imagination as well as the hard graft in the field and at the bench. Let us also liven our prose by writing more in the active voice and so that readers can know who did what and who is responsible. Let us convey the wonder of discovery in our writing without sacrificing scientific rigour; then soil research would be seen to be exciting with a bright future.”