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How to write a paper

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Description of the course

IMPORTANT: You will benefit most from this course if you have already started your dissertation and are ideally already thinking about writing it.

Booking is done through the LLP.

PLEASE NOTE: Since this course is part of the doctoral environment, no tutorial hours will be credited in MSM 2.0! The course can be booked EITHER in the PhD environment (for ECTS credits) OR for MSM 2.0 - tutorial credits - it is not possible to book the course twice.

This course is intended for those who already have a PhD thesis topic and want to write at least one publication as part of it. The courselanguage is English!

In the context of the publication doctorate you have the possibility to obtain the doctoral degree with one or more publications.

In this tutorial we want to teach you how to write a paper, which things you should pay attention to and how to stay motivated.

  • But how do you actually write a paper? Which sections are there?
  • Who determines the structure, citation style, etc.?
  • What is the best way to visualize my data?
  • How do I find a suitable journal for my paper?
  • And how does the publication and review process work?

In a 6-hour tutorial (divided into 2x 3 hours) we will give you the most important info on this topic.

There will be a mix of theory and practice, so that you can apply and deepen the knowledge you have learned. In addition, we will have enough time for your questions and stimulating discussions.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Target group:

This course is aimed at doctoral students who have already selected a topic and want to (or should) write at least one publication on it.

Previous knowledge: 

Good knowledge of English - the course will be held in English! Understanding of the English language is required, otherwise we cannot give you ECTS points for the course.

Number of participants:


ECTS/teaching units:

0.9 ECTS / 8 UE


Attention! The course you have chosen may be fully booked. In this case you will be put on a substitution list and will be notified as soon as a place becomes available. In this case you must register for the vacant place quickly.

General information

All courses can only be booked via the Charité's learning objectives platform (link see "Book events" above). The different courses serve to acquire practical doctoral skills.

For a detailed understanding and the concrete application of the individual course contents, it is assumed that the students will independently deal with the taught contents.

In the sense of equality, doctoral students with children, relatives in need of care, full-time employees or similar obligations who have problems finding an appointment can contact us by e-mail and we will try to find an individual solution.