Programme Managers

Dr. Susanne Elpers
Officer for Early Career Researchers with a focus on Postdocs and Equal Opportunities

+49 (0)441-798 2939

Dr. Julia Anna Matz
Officer for Early Career Researchers with a focus on Doctoral Candidates and International Issues

+49 (0)441-798 4286


Susanne Bartel

Tel.: +49 (0)441-798 4628



Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop (Online Workshop)


with Prof. Geoffrey Allen Manley, Ph.D.

registration deadline: July 6, 2020

The workshop addresses PhD students of the graduate school Oltech.

Each participant is required to have a manuscript that is at least ¾ completed, or already submitted or published in an English-language journal (with or without other authors). A Master’s thesis in English is also acceptable. This document must be sent to (e-mail address will be send to registered participants in advance) at the latest one week before the course begins.

Topics of the workshop:

Part 1: Scientific publishing today
• Structure of scientific papers
• Choosing a journal
• Journal instructions
• Author responsibilities and coordination
• Title, Writing an abstract
• Grammar and paper sections
• Ethics in publishing
• Pitfalls: plagiarism and its consequences; citing and quoting, passive
voice, British or American English. Common errors
• Submitting your manuscript, including letter to the editor
• Choosing possible reviewers
• Responding to reviews
• Posters, conference talks

Part 2. Small group work on participant’s existing manuscripts or papers. How to write in concise, unambiguous and elegant English.

Procedures 2020:
Covid-19 restrictions require that we only meet online using the university’s “Big blue button” system. Part 1 will be held on the first course day, during which we will all meet virtually for the whole day. This will be followed by four days, during each of which three students will participate in working to improve their individual manuscripts for at least two hours each. Which day each participant will take part will be determined in advance in a preparatory online meeting. Any other participants can listen in anytime.


Tuesday: 07.07.2020, 16:00 - 17:00 (preparatory online session)

Monday: 13.07.2020, 08:30 - 17:30 (main online session)

 Tuesday14.07.2020 - Friday 17.07.2020, 09:00 - 17:00  (time slots for working group online sessions)

For every participant the amount of mandatory working hours (online) will amount to min. 16 hours + preparation (offline).

Registration: StudIP

Registration deadline: 06 July 2020

Participants: max. 12

Credit Points: 1,5 KP

Modules: olt161, olt165, olt264, olt332, olt464


Start Time

13. July 2020, 08:30 – End date: 17. July 2020, 17:00


Graduiertenschule OLTECH


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