308.877 How to write a scientific paper

2021S, VU, 1.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the materials presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them, as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Subject of course

This short lecture provides some guidance and help in writing a paper about your research. We will address the important questions of "What do I want to publish" and "How do I publish". In addition to the problem of "How to structure the manuscript" and "How to prepare the first draft" we will also discuss the submission and revision process. Most of the content actually is equally relevant to writing your thesis or a research proposal.

Teaching methods

Lecture with PowerPoint with concomitant discussions of case studies.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Compulsory Attendance!

The lecture is given as a Distance Learning Lecture. The details for joining the online lecture are provided in TUWEL.

Thursdays (12:00 till 13:30 o'clock): April 29, May: 6, 20, 27, June: 10

There will be a preliminary meeting on Thursday 4th of March at 12:00. No unit of the lecture will be recorded, so attendance is required even in Distance Learning format. One unit may be replaced by an additional written task. Please be fair to your fellow students as the number of attendees is limited to 30. Those students who are live at the pre-meeting will have a guaranteed place. If the number is less than 30, those on the waiting list will also be added.



Course dates

Thu12:00 - 12:3004.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09 (LIVE)Administration
Thu12:00 - 13:3029.04.2021 - 10.06.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09 (LIVE)Lecture
How to write a scientific paper - Single appointments
Thu04.03.202112:00 - 12:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09Administration
Thu29.04.202112:00 - 13:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09Lecture
Thu06.05.202112:00 - 13:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09Lecture
Thu20.05.202112:00 - 13:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09Lecture
Thu27.05.202112:00 - 13:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09Lecture
Thu10.06.202112:00 - 13:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98033864769?pwd=cUVrUTQvNUg2QkxnZFpRTXFwdzlSUT09Lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The grade for the lecture is based on the attendance and the homework (typically there are 3 homeworks).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.01.2021 08:00 11.03.2021 12:00 28.04.2021 23:59


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The script (in color and English) is available at the first lecture, after that in the office of the institute (9-12 and 13-17 clock), Getreidemarkt 9 (building BE, 4 floor).


  • Attendance Required!