How to write scientific papers

This video is from the “Scientific writing seminar” which was held at PGP last week. As a master student I found it extremely useful but I think it could be interesting to more experienced academians as well.

The first part of the seminar was given by Inge Loes ten Kate, an astrobiologist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who currently is a visiting scientist at PGP. She talked about the goals of writing and publishing research, as well as about the language style for producing compelling papers. The main idea was to keep it as simple and clear as possible.

The second part, which was filmed, was given by Douwe van Hinsbergen, one of the most productive researchers at PGP. He discussed the structure of scientific paper and publication strategies in a very entertaining basketball-coach manner. For example: “If you promise me subduction then give me subduction! Never bluff! Never! Because it will come back and bite you in the ass”

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