Scientific Writing

04-GEO-SOS1

Aim

In this class you will get familiar with the tools and tricks for good scientific writing. You will learn how to structure your text, depending on your goal: to submit an abstract to a conference, write a conference paper, a book chapter, or an article for Science Citation Index, SCI, listed journal.

 

Content

In this class we jointly read excellent, mediocre, and really weak scientific papers. You will learn how to structure and write abstracts, conference papers, as well as journal papers. We will evaluate the the broad range of geoscientific journals, and will also address topics such as the Science Citation Index, the Hirsch factor, discuss the impact and also shortcomings of tools such as Research Gate, Google Scholar, and open access research networks. Furthermore, we will shed light on typical journal paper review processes, have a look at reviewer selection mechanisms, the interpretation of revisions, and paper acceptance mechanisms. We will also address publication policies, publication costs, and the benefits of broadly publishing in your scientific field.

 

General Course News and Updates

New EAGLE stickers arrived

New EAGLE stickers arrived

Just in time for the welcome of the new EAGLEs we received our new EAGLE stickers. They are a first trial of irregular shaped stickers and more will come. The fit nicely with our "old" PixelschubserIn sticker (pixel pusher) and more formal "Remote Sensing Scientist"....

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M.Sc. defense by Michael Wang

M.Sc. defense by Michael Wang

Michael Wang will present his thesis "Comparison of Surface Urban Heat Islands Using the World Settlement Footprint Imperviousness Layer" on Sept. 17th at 10am. From the abstract: "In the growing field of surface urban heat island (SUHI) analysis, impervious surface...

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MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

Fowad Ahmed will present his M.Sc. thesis "Agricultural landscape Configuration and Pattern Analysis with VHR Imagery in Bavaria" on Friday 11th at 11am. from the abstract: "Hedgerows and woody linear features are an integral part of the landscapes where they exist....

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New EAGLEs in 2020

New EAGLEs in 2020

we are finally through all 140 interviews of eligible EAGLE applications. We had again very good and highly suitable candiates and in total 25 applicants passed the interviews and are accepted to the EAGLE program. Our new EAGLEs are from various countries (15...

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MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

Aida will present on Friday, May 22nd at 2:30pm her MSc idea "Potentials of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Probes for Assessing and Mapping SAR-based Soil Moisture in a Mediterranean agro-forestry ecosystem by developing an integrated ground- and space-based Modelling Framework"....

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