Christine Steinseifer-Jeske

Oili Tsakmakis

Room W3 1-138

Phone.: +49 (0)441 - 798 3648/49

Office hours:
Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 
and by appointment

New: Online office hour on thursdays from 10:00-11:00, by appointment

Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop (Online Workshop)

OLTECH OLTECH PhD study programme Neurosensory Science & Systems PhD study programme Interface Science PhD study programme Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity PhD programme Renewable Energy PhD programme Medicine and Health Sciences PhD programme Mathematics and Fundamental Physics

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


Online workshop

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