Scientific and Scholary Publishing

  • Studiepoeng2
  • UndervisingssemesterVår, Haust
  • EmnekodePS914
  • Ressursar





The objective of this course is to improve the overall science writing skills of the participants (as well as to prepare them to become reviewers in the publishing process).
This course explores the "art of scholarly writing" (and how to "tell a good story") about a research project and its outcome. The similarities and differences of writing a primaryempirical research article, a literature review article, a meta-analysis, and a book chapter are discussed. The course also looks at some aspects of "APA-Style" as the primary writing style within the field of psychology. This course also describes the "review process" in scholarly publishing, both in terms of the author role and getting involved as a reviewer (and what is expected of one as a reviewer).


On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:



General competence:

The candidate:

-should have basic understanding of and knowledge about academic writing

-should have a basic understanding of the expectations of scientific publishing

-should have a basic understanding of the review process

The candidate:

-should be able to plan and complete scientific publishing in collaboration with supervisor/co-authors

-should be able to plan and complete the review process of their own articles in collaboration with supervisors/co-authors

The candidate:

-should be able to publish scientific work in scientific journals in collaboration with supervisor/co-authors


2 ects

Formelle krav

Påmelding og -fristar

The candidates need to sign up for the course via Studentweb, as well as submit a draft manuscript 14 days before the course. Maximum number of participants is 15.

Krav til forkunnskapar

General: Completion of Norwegian degrees as a psychologist or Master degree or equivalent education and entry into a PhD program.

Specific: A "rough draft" manuscript planned for submission / publication.


Seminar participation, amount and quality of comments

Grading scale: Pass / Fail

Kven kan delta

Primarily doctoral candidates. Others may apply. Level of study: PhD

ECTS will be only be given to candidates with admission to a doctoral education at the University of Bergen

Utfyllande informasjon

Utfyllande kursomtale

Lecture and class room discussion. Participates will be expected to read and comment on the writing drafts of others in the course and provide suggestions on how they would have drafted the manuscript in a different manner (and why).



Tel 55 58 86 22

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Faculty of psycology, University of Bergen
Graduate School for Clinical and Developmental Psychology

The course will be evaluated accordingly to Faculty of Psychology`s routines for participating evaluation and the National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.


Literature list will be provided.


Faculty of psychology, University of Bergen