VET403 Scientific publication
Showing course contents for the educational year 2022 - 2023 .
Course responsible: Lucy Jane Robertson
Teachers: Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, Ida Beitnes Johansen
ECTS credits: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Max. number of students: 15
Teaching exam periods:
Usually spring week 12: this can be adjusted according to requirements.
Course frequency: Spring - once per year
First time: Study year 2022-2023
PHD-NVH, PHD-VET, VET-FORSK
Why and how do we write scientific articles?
Are there any basic rules to follow?
Which journal should I choose and why?
I know there are reporting guidelines, but which one is right for me?
Who should be a co-author of my article, and how can I avoid problems with this?
I have received negative feedback on an article I submitted for evaluation - how do I proceed?
The intentions are that by the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- Produce a first draft of a scientific manuscript for sharing with colleagues
- Follow the Vancouver recommendations for authorship
- Identify appropriate scientific journals for submission of their own manuscripts
- Identify the category of their study (e.g., case control, survey, experimental etc.) and be able to use the correct guidelines for reporting
- Analyse and assess published scientific literature, and use this approach as a basis for evaluating their own manuscripts during the drafting process
The activities shall be primarily based upon:
1) Moderated discussion
2) Group work
3) Critical reading of scientific articles and other text
4) Presentation of scientific articles
5) Writing of scientific text
The main support tool is that the students will have the opportunity for discussion in small groups around publication of scientific articles, particularly regarding their own manuscripts.
Relevant tips and info will be provided, shared, and discussed, as well as ethical considerations.
Relevant articles identified by the students themselvesPublication guidelines (e.g., CONSORT, STARD, STROBE etc.)
General knowledge - there are no special requirements. The course will be primarily targeted toward students (PhD, Masters, Research-line) who have begun to write manuscript(s) or will soon begin.
No particular subjects recommended. The students should be actively involved in a research project.
Attendance is compulsory. An attendence record of at least 75% is required to pass the course.
- Presentation of a self-chosen article
- Objective assessment of scientific articles
- Own manuscript writing
50-55 hours (one full week, plus one day preparation beforehand, some homework)
The course is primarily intended for Ph.D students with projects associated with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Detailed timetable is provided on Canvas
The course will take place in spring 2022 at the earliest
No external sensor
Examination details: Oral presentation: Passed / Not Passed