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MANUSCRIPT WRITING AND PUBLICATION

Scientific writing is a skill that must be learnt. Publishing in a journal is usually a challenge as most journals have a high rate of manuscript rejection. In almost all cases, the way the manuscript is written and the data presented are the reason for rejection. This course is absolutely tailored to help researchers write sound manuscripts for the international audience and publish successfully. As Universities are ranked on publication history, this course will enhance and improve the overall status of not only Mulungushi University, and its faculty, but the community of schools in Zambia and the international as well.

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Manuscript Writing and Publication

Course Details

Background

This course is designed to provide the researcher with concepts and skills to enable the researcher be able to write a publishable manuscript and identify appropriate Journals for submission.

Rationale

Scientific writing is a skill that must be learnt. Publishing in a journal is usually a challenge as most journals have a high rate of manuscript rejection. In almost all cases, the way the manuscript is written and the data presented are the reason for rejection. This course is absolutely tailored to help researchers write sound manuscripts for the international audience and publish successfully. As Universities are ranked on publication history, this course will enhance and improve the overall status of not only Mulungushi University, and its faculty, but the community of schools in Zambia and the international as well.

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Code

MWP
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Fees

K2, 000 per person
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Location

Online
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Contact

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga, BSc, MSC, CT, PhD
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Dates

Commencement date: 15th February, 2021

Aim

To provide skills and competencies that will enable researchers write sound manuscripts that are publishable.

Objectives

At the end of the course Learners should be able to:

  1. Write a journal specific manuscript for publishing
  2. Learn writing concepts and styles required in publication
  3. Understand the Peer review process
  4. Understand different reporting guidelines

Competencies

At the end of this course, learners will be able to do the following:

  1. Knowledgeable on Manuscript writing and publishing
  2. Peer review and respond to peer review comments
  3. Format Manuscript according to journal specification
  4. Know how to Search for appropriate Journals
  5. Knowledgeable on different Validated reporting guidelines

Entry requirements

It is encouraged that the candidate must possess a minimum of a diploma in any health-related course or be a student or learner at diploma or degree level working on a research project or planning to publish data in future.

Expected prior knowledge

Must have conducted or participated in research project before or have some basic knowledge of research activities and what is involved. Beginners are encouraged to take RPD, EDM and DAI prior to this course.

COURSE DELIVERY.

Intensive 2 weeks of didactic lectures, hands-on practical and tutorials sessions

QUALIFICATION

Upon successful completion the candidates will be awarded a certificate in Manuscript Writing and Publication. This qualification will only apply to a student who passes the final exam.

Course Content

  1. How to write a manuscript
  2. Reporting guidelines
    • STROBE
    • SPIRIT
    • PRISMA
    • STARD
    • CARE
  3. What editors and peer reviewers look for
  4. Ethics of publication
  5. Publications costs and waivers
  6. Authorship criteria
  7. Manuscript Formatting styles

Lesson Schedule

Day

Lesson/activity

Responsible/Lecturer

Day 1

How to write a manuscript

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 2

Reporting guidelines I

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 3

Reporting guidelines II

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 4

What editors and peer reviewers look for

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 5

Publication ethics

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 6

Authorship criteria

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 7

Manuscript Formatting styles

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 8

Responding to Peer reviewers and editors

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 9

Publications costs and waivers

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Day 10

Exam, Assignments due and Quizzes

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

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project due 7 days after completion (day 10)

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga

Teaching Methods

Lectures

Hands-on Tutorials

Assignments

Timing and schedules

Monday to Friday

Note: select one option when applying

  • Option A: 06:00 – 08:00
  • Option B: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Option C: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Option D: 16:00 – 18:00
  • Option E: 18:00 – 20:00

Assessment Method

  • Assignment 20%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Final Project 60%

Certifications

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

Connect with us

26 km from Kabwe Town along Great North Rd, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia

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