87th EGPRN Meeting, Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4-7 October 2018

Pre-conference Workshop

Thursday, October 4th, 9:30 - 12:00

Writing for Publication – Meet the Editors for Tips and Tricks!

If you are interested in "writing for publication", you are invited to join their workshop.

Background: Peer reviewed medical journals are important media for the publication of articles relevant to Primary Health Care and General Practice/Family Medicine, such as research papers, reviews of literature, clinical lessons, and opinion papers. They are the means to disseminate original research results and educational information, discuss available evidence and share experiences. However, many colleagues find writing and submitting a scientific paper a challenge.

Aim: In this workshop, we aim at providing participants with information about preparing manuscripts for medical journals. Our intended audience are authors interested in research or medical writing and with little or no previous experience in publishing. More experienced authors are welcome to join this workshop to share their experiences.

Methods: The workshop has the format of a highly interactive session. It focuses on the preparation and submission of research papers. Topics discussed are the basic structure, language and presentation of research papers, as well as common errors and how to prevent them. In addition, the peer review process is discussed. Furthermore, we address issues like: How to write an adequate Abstract? What is an informative Title? What should a convincing Cover Letter look like? Optional topics: choosing the right journal, (dis)advantages of open access journals, authorship and potential conflicts of interest, or the organisation of your writing project.

Outcome: Participants will have expanded their knowledge and will have received practical advice (“tips & tricks”) on how to prepare a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal.


  • Course Language: English
  • Number of participants limited to 20 persons, a repeat workskop in the afternoon is being considered depending on the number of participants.
  • Fee for the workshop is € 35 for each participant.
  • If you want to attend the pre-conference workshop, please tick the box on the online registration form.

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