Scientific Writing in English for Publication [LLS02]

Course highlights

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Course days

Morning or afternoons, 4 days (17/02, 24/03, 13/04, 03/05)


Marga van Gent


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Participants should have finalised much of the theoretical and technical aspects of their own research and have, at least, some results.

Detailed information about this course:


Writing to be read

This course will focus on:

  • Communicating the point and importance of your research;
  • Writing a clear and readable scientific article.

The course consists of 4 half-day sessions and writing assignments that that progressively help students to construct the entire article. Attending all 4 sessions and completing all writing assignments is compulsory.

The course will be intensive—writing takes time—so we suggest that participants reserve considerable time for this course.

Part of the work will be peer reviewing. Participants will critically discuss each of the tassignments with a peer-review partner (i.e. another course participant). The remaining members of the peer-review group will review and critique each assignment as well. This implies that participants must be willing to work closely with a peer-review partner during the course and meet deadlines for peer reviewing.


To give participants the skills and tools needed to write credible, readable and citable research papers for publication in English. The participants receive individual feedback on a part of their own paper.

Participant profile

Students in the MSc Health Sciences programme (120 EC) and MSc Clinical Research programme (120 EC). Other Erasmus MC PhD students interested in this course might find a suitable alternative in the PhD-course on Biomedical Writing [PHDCO-005].


Attendance, Assignment(s)

Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


25% reduction for all (international) PhD candidates without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD candidate.