TIM ALBERT writer and trainer
TIM ALBERTwriter and trainer

Course: Write a scientific paper - and get it published 

A practical course that helps participants write - and publish

This course has helped thousands of doctors, scientists and academics to get papers published in the journals of their choice.

     It is highly practical. Participants come with data (or an idea) for a paper, and we then guide them through the planning, writing and submitting processes in easy stages. At the end of the course they have a clear concept of their paper, plus a draft introduction and a plan for finishing the task.

     Specific skills they learn include:

  • applying simple marketing techniques to increase the chances of a submitted paper being looked at favourably,
  • making the most of scarce time by writing for 10 minutes a day,
  • using ‘evidence-based writing’ to increase the chances of publication and also to resolve disputes with others

Over the years many participants have written to us of their successes. For instance: ‘I submitted my paper a few months after attending your course. Two days ago it was accepted for publication. Not bad for a first try!’ Another wrote: ‘I came on your course with an article that had been rejected by the BMJ. I rewrote it and it was accepted by The Lancet'.

'An excellent course that completely demystifies the art of writing a paper'

How this course came about

The first version of this course used two tutors. On the first day they alternated with presentations about the specifications of journal articles, after which they invited participants  to write and submit a draft paper for comment. On the second day, some two months later, they gave feedback on the draft papers and gave presentations on writing style, submission and dealing with editors.


It quickly became clear that this course was good at creating critics; less so at creating writers. So I designed a second-generation course that took participants - and their material - step-by-step through a logical writing process. This enabled them to think and write rather than listen - and by the end of the course they could take with them plans, and an early draft - and a timetable for completion.


The course has been run successfully for university departments, research groups, pharmaceutical writers, government bodies and charities. We also developed a version for more experienced writers (dubbed the professors' course), which one tutor described as like the 'normal' course, but slower and with better food. 

Clients for this course included: University of Surrey, ScHARR/ University of Sheffield. University of Greenwich, National University Hospital of Singapore, Glaxo SmithKline/ Postgrade (Netherlands), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Macmillan Cancer Relief.

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