Scientific and Medical Articles: The Essentials

Have you ever tried to write a manuscript describing your research, not knowing where or how to begin? Or wondered about the difference between scientific and medical articles? Or had difficulties deciding how best to present your data?

In this 7-hour, interactive course, we’ll cover the basics of reporting scientific and medical findings in peer-reviewed journals, including

  • The ethics (Should you publish? What constitutes a completed research unit? What you must and must not do?)
  • The format (what goes where, and how: from title page to references; differences between scientific and medical articles)
  • The structure of each section (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion)
  • The style (word economy, active vs passive voice, phrases to avoid, etc.)
  • The key aspects of tables & figures (How to showcase your data the right way?)
  • Journal selection (How to choose an optimal journal for your data?)

The course will comprise presentations, discussions, and exercises. After the course, the attendees will be able to embark on manuscript-writing independently, while understanding that the writing process is usually a group effort, that writing and reviewing are two closely related skills, that familiarity with the basics concepts of statistics is essential, and that, often, less is more.

*Registration is now closed for this Mini-Course.

Day & Time

Friday, July 27th, 9 am – 4:30 pm


Vojislav Pejović, Scientific Solutions Portfolio Lead at Envision Pharma Group

Vojislav (voice-love) Pejović received a PhD in Neurobiology from The University of Mainz, Germany, in 2001. His career in medical writing began in 2005 and involved therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, atopic dermatitis, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, uterine fibroids, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, and rheumatic diseases. Since 2008, he has been teaching a course The Structure of Medical Articles at The University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

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