Kursdetails/Course Details

3.5 WiSe 2019/20


9-17 Uhr (an beiden Tagen)

Trainer: Andrea Sanchini, Ph.D.
Course fee:
60 €
Ort/Venue: Schlaues Haus
Registration deadline:


Andrea Sanchini, Ph.D., is a trainer in scientific writing and a scientist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin ( In July 2017, he completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Since May 2018, he is a certified writing trainer and coach, having completed a training at the Technische Universität Darmstadt ( He has more than ten years of experience in the field of Life Sciences and as such, can fully understand the needs and problems facing Ph.D. candidates and scientists. As a scientist, he experienced the challenges of writing and publishing journal articles with limited time and limited funding.
While enrolled in an international Ph.D. graduate school in Berlin, he had the chance to receive formal training in scientific writing and publishing. Andrea has worked in Public Health institutions and universities in Italy, France, Germany, and India. He is fluent in English and German and his native language is Italian.

Publishing Journal Articles: Strategies for Success

It is essential for Ph.D. candidates and scientists to develop an impressive publication record. The publication of high quality journal articles is imperative in order to apply for jobs or for research grants, to communicate findings, and to define their reputation in the field. This “publish-or-perish” approach, however, may decrease the quality of the journal articles.
By providing adequate training, it is possible to maintain high quality of publications. Unfortunately, Ph.D. candidates and scientists often do not receive any formal training to publish journal articles. Instead they learn the craft of publishing “by doing” and by making mistakes.
Journal articles should be published in order to influence the field – not simply to increase the list of publications. In this workshop, Andrea Sanchini will discuss with participants on how to navigate the different steps of publishing and how to deal with the peer review process, increasing the chances of acceptance.
Included Topics
o Publishing for impact
o How to select a target journal
o H-index, impact factor and other journal and article metrics
o The peer review system: submitting, revising, and re-submitting
o How to effectively communicate with editors and reviewers
o Publishing ethics for editors, reviewers and authors
o Authorship disputes
o Copyright and plagiarism issues
o Open access journals: the pros and cons

target group: Ph.D. candidates and postdocs


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