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Writing research papers - From structure to language

Publish or perish is a common expression in academia which defines very well the importance of research papers in any scientist’s career. However, publishing a paper is not enough, you want it to get read and cited. For this to happen you need to make your story sticky and make your reader’s job easy. This course will provide some insights on how to write successful research papers through storytelling. It will offer you a new perspective on how to select and organize your content and how to polish your writing.

Who is this course for?

Researchers in natural sciences who have little experience in writing research papers or are willing to approach the task from a different perspective.

What will you learn?

The basics of storytelling

Select and organize your content to make your story sticky

Polish your language and writing skills

Write effective abstracts and titles

Interested in customised activities? Get in touch by email to plan your training.


All modules include short lessons and practical activities. Exercises are carried out individually or in groups and always discussed collectively.

Module 1: Research papers and story structures

Module 2: From theory to practice: titles and abstracts

Module 3: Paper structure: from introduction to conclusions

Module 4: Language and writing


Hand-outs materials and further readings will be provided during and after the course.


Start upon reaching the minimun number of 12 participants


4 online live sessions

Number of participants

min 12/max 20

Training hours



290 €

Participation certificate

Available upon request