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

MSc Defense by Sandro Groth

MSc Defense by Sandro Groth

Sandro Groth will present his M.Sc. thesis "Using street-level imagery and multi-task deep learning for multi-hazard risk related building characterization" on June 28th at 9am. From his abstract: "Accurate building characterization is a key component of multi-hazard...

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Review of applications

Review of applications

Dear all applicants in 2021, we are currently working through the first evaluation of all 230 applications and will send out invitations for interviews in the next days/weeks. Unfortunately we are a bit delayed due to the high number of applications and we want to...

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internship and MSc idea presentation

internship and MSc idea presentation

on Tuesday April 6th 3pm we will have the folling internship and MSc idea presentations: Joy-Giovanni Matabishi, " MESMA of DESIS data to identify Rooftops in Kigali"- Internship/EKUT Luisa Pflumm, "Comparison of the performance of different accessibility layers for...

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MSc thesis defense by Patrick Sogno

MSc thesis defense by Patrick Sogno

On Monday, 25th of January at 10 a.m., Patrick Sogno will present his M.Sc. thesis "Earth Observation for Exposome Mapping – Proof of Concept and Case Study in Augsburg, Germany". from the abstract: "Non-communicable diseases – NCDs – (asthma, cancer, or diabetes, for...

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