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5504649: Scientific Writing

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Semester:SS 23
Scheduled in semester:1-2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:33.2 L / 25.0 h
Self-directed study time:50.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Doctoral degree programme in Business Economics (01.09.2008)


The module is designed to guide students in developing their scientific writing skills in particular, and critical thinking in general. Students learn how to make their scientific arguments clear and how to convey them convincingly in writing. They also gain insights into academic publishing and learn about different editorial and review processes. More importantly, the module prepares students to participate meaningfully in the global scientific discourse of their academic disciplines.

The module covers three areas:

  • The structure and style of scientific manuscripts
  • Peer-review and other editorial processes in academic publishing
  • The principles of academic writing

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module successfully, students are able to:

  • Apply the principles of academic writing in their scientific manuscripts
  • Structure their scientific manuscripts for coherence and cohesion
  • Convey their arguments clearly in their scientific manuscripts
  • Review scientific manuscripts constructively
  • Understand different editorial and review processes


Lectures Method

Simulation of editorial processes

  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • Simulation of editorial processes

Admission Requirements



Will be announced topic-specifically in the course.


The students will be assessed in this module through:
- Essay or other sample texts
- Peer-review and editorial review
- Presentation


  • PWW-DS_Scientific Writing (SS 23, in Bewertung)