News archive - Apply Now for the Berlin Summer School on “Publishing in Public Health”

Publishing in high-ranking international journals is one of the quality criteria in the assessment of scientific performance and also a prerequisite for career development. Publishing requires complex abilities which extend beyond mere expertise in a specific discipline and even students at the Master level are often too little equipped to fulfil these requirements. The Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH) wants to change that and therefor organises a Summer School on “Publishing in Public Health”.

Deadline: April 30, 2011.

The summer school is part of the DAAD funded project “Visibility of Public Teaching and Research in South-East European Countries” (financed through funds granted by the Federal Foreign Office).

Participants will receive input on all relevant aspects of scientific publishing. The summer school uses a very hands-on, practice-based approach, for which both face to face, as well as e-learning teaching methods will be used. The summer school will provide students with information on a wide spectrum of publishing-related aspects, such as

  • citation standards;
  • research quality criteria;
  • systematic literature research methods and public health literature databases;
  • use of English in scientific contexts;
  • overcoming challenges in writing the various sections of a scientific article;
  • requirements from the publisher’s perspective, authorship, the peer-review process, impact factors, etc.

The summer school seminars will be taught by experienced scientists from both German and South-east European universities. All costs will be covered for the participants.

Application details:

PhD or master students from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, the FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia and the Republic of Moldova are invited to apply.

Do apply, if you:
• Are a master or PhD student in public health or a public health related discipline (medicine, social sciences);
• You have conducted a personal study or have been involved in a study on a public health relevant topic and you have data which are sufficient to prepare a publication;
• You want to publish your research findings in a peer-reviewed journal;
• You have good command of English.

You can apply by submitting the following documents to Daniela Gohl, MPH by April 30:
• CV (European Union standard format);
• Letter of motivation, including a short abstract (no more than 200 words) of the envisaged publication and a work schedule;
• Letter of recommendation from one of your lecturers;
• Scanned copy of an official English translation of your most recent academic degree (bachelor or master diploma).
Please note that all documents must be submitted in English.

Source: Information provided by organisers.

From: 4 September 2011
To: 10 September 2011

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • International; Other
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on April 13, 2011
Modified on March 22, 2011