Course code VET403

VET403 Scientific publication

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Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2018 .

Course responsible: Lucy Jane Robertson
Teachers: Ane Christine Wammer Nødtvedt
ECTS credits: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
20
Teaching exam periods:

Spring week 12

Monday-Thursday as one extra day scheduled together with students the following weeks.

Course frequency: Spring
First time: 2016H
Course contents:

The workshop will go over 3 days that are separated from each other in time, the first two days will require some homework alone between the two days, and will preferably be before the students are in the midst of writing their own articles.

The final day will be directed towards looking at problems and challenges in documents that they have now already started writing or have planned to start writing soon.

The language of the workshop will be predominantly English, as this is the language in which most scientific literature that is relevant to us is written.

PREPARATORY WORK (PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP) - 1 day

The students will be provided with a couple of published articles and be expected to have read them prior to the workshop.

DAY 1 OF WORKSHOP

Morning

- Introductory round: students to give a brief overview of themselves, their projects, their short-term writing ambitions, any experience of writing

- Presentation-1 from LR "publish or perish"

- Analysis and discussion of articles distributed earlier in the week: what was good, what was less good.

- Exercise among students

- Presentation-2 from LR (some writing tips / ideas)

- Description of what should be completed before the next workshop day

Afternoon

Reporting guidelines (CONSORT, etc.) presentation by Ane Nødtvedt.

HOMEWORK - 1 day

- Identify and analyse article in your research field.

- Identify reporting guidelines relevant to your field and the above-mentioned article. Consider article from the perspective of reporting guidelines.

- Article must be shared with the group prior to day-2 of the workshop, together with short text summarizing the evaluation (1-2 pages).

DAY 2 OF WORKSHOP

- Presentations from each of the students based on the homework

- Discussion based on presentations

- Exercises based on presentations

- Feedback from instructor/fellow students on written evaluation of article

HOMEWORK - 2/3 days

- Provide some self-written text to LR at least 5 days prior to day-3 of workshop (preferably not a complete article, but a work in progress)

- Texts distributed to all students. Work in pairs/groups on feedback.

DAY 3 OF WORKSHOP (some weeks/months later)

- Work on texts provided - both group and individual feedback

- Challenges

- Ease / difficulty

- Summing up, taking home messages.

Learning outcome:

The intentions are that by the end of the course, the students will be able to:

Primary objective

¿ Produce a first draft of a scientific manuscript for sharing with colleagues

Secondary objectives

¿ Identify the category of their study (e.g., case control, survey, experimental etc.) and be able to use the correct guidelines for reporting

¿ Follow the Vancouver recommendations for authorship

¿ Identify appropriate scientific journals for submission of their own manuscripts

¿ Analyse and assess published scientific literature, and use this approach as a basis for evaluating their own manuscripts during the drafting process

Learning activities:

¿ The workshop should be held as a round-table event, not in an auditorium.

¿ There will be a couple of more formal lectures

¿ Largely there will be discussion, exercises, analysis, informal presentations by the students, group work on own manuscripts

¿ Homework will include analysis and evaluation of publications (provided and chosen by the students themselves), as well as own writing

Syllabus:
Articles provided in advance of the course and identified by the students themselves
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Attendance is compulsory. An attendence record of at least 75% is required to pass the course.
Assessment:

¿ Presentations of article analysis

¿ Own manuscript writing

Nominal workload:
30 hours
Entrance requirements:
Open to Ph.D studens at NMBU - Campus Adamstuen.
Note:
Deadline for registration: week 6
Examiner:
Examination details: Oral presentation: