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How to write (and publish) a scientific paper in hydrology (co-organized)
Convener: Miriam Coenders-Gerrits  | Co-Conveners: Laurent Pfister , Tim van Emmerik 
Wed, 30 Apr, 08:30–10:00

In cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society (

Preparing a manuscript for submission to a scientific journal may be hard work for many scientists. Still, scientific writing is an essential step of the research process, because the form used to present the results is often as important as the results themselves. Writing a scientific paper is a skill that can be acquired with time and becomes easier with practice. This short course will give early-stage researchers simple guidelines on writing about their work and increase the chance of publishing what they write.

This short course will shortly recall some basic aspects of paper writing (in terms e.g. of content, form and readership) and give practical tipps of how to get started, how to respond to reviewers' comments or how to "negotiate" the author list. An important aspect will also be the choice of the journal, especially in light of new publication forms (open access, open review etc.). Overall, the short course will present a mixture of generally agreed-on principles (already discussed in previous editions by other hydrologists) and personal insights and recommendations.

This year, the short course will be given my Bettina Schaefli from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

The course will be open to a limited number of participants selected on a first come-first served basis. For any additional information, please contact the conveners.