In this section, you will learn more information about the individual lessons of the Summer School. (The program will be gradually updated.)

  1. Lecture 1 - How to Write a Scientific Paper

    The lecture will deal with an introduction to scientific writing. It answers questions like: What is the right format for your message (original article / review?). What is the right audience: who cares? What journal should I choose? Maybe a conference instead?

  2. Lecture 2 - Why publish? Where can I publish? (M.Sc. J. Birgitta Martinkauppi, D.Sc. (Tech.))

    The lecture 2 will explain meaning of publishing for science and career. We will also discuss publishing issues; what is impact factor of a journal, national evaluation systems for journals and conference as well as citation index. This lecture also contains information about predatory publishing, how to select a journal for your publication and ethics issues.

  3. Lecture 5 - The structure of scientific article (M.Sc. J. Birgitta Martinkauppi, D.Sc. (Tech.))

    Scientific articles have a strict form with five common major sections: abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, and references. Each of these sections will be discussed in this lecture 5. Since the style and format may vary between journal, these have to be taking into account while making a publication.

  4. Lecture 7 - Scientific Publishing – Changes and Traps (M.Sc. Sebastian Rink, Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Weise)

    This lecture will focus on Publishing. The focus will be mainly on non-journal publications and publications related to marketing purposes for research work. We will answer questions such as: Why should I publish? How can I increase my visibility? What does “good scientific practice” mean? How open should science be? Predatory publishing - is it dangerous? What about my (copying) rights as an author? Where can I connect with other scientists? And what's first? Patenting or publishing?

  5. Lecture 8 - Databases WoS, Scopus, Google scholar etc. (M.Sc. Sebastian Rink, Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Weise)

    Following lecture will focus on selected databases. Provides an overview of the most important (literary) databases for scientists and researchers. Live samples from selected databases will be included. At the end of the work there will be space for discussion.

  6. Webinar – Citizen engagement (Teemu Närvä)

    A webinar called Citizen engagement will be led by Teemu Närvä from the University of Vaasa, who works as a project manager at the Levón Institute for Management and Organizational Development. The webinar will be held as part of the Summer School course on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 8:30. The students first look at videos and comics and then there will be a discussion on how to get involved. These issues will be discussed during the webinar - participant engagement. The aim of the discussion is about to getting attention of people and provide them positive experience.