Course Syllabus for

Scientific Communication
Vetenskaplig kommunikation

KLG115F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Margareta Sandahl
Date of establishment: 2019-12-17

General Information

Division: Food Technology, Engineering, Nutrition
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


To enable the students to efficiently communicate their research to the scientific community as well as the general public.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Understand the publication process and its intentions.

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Have an ability to apply guidelines to improve the structure his/hers own text and figure material.

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Being able to asses the quality of own and others texts based on simpleness, clarity, and reliability of the presentation of the material.

Course Contents

Publishing for the scientific community: Guidelines, The publishing process, How to write, How to show data, How to cite, Popular science: How to simplify

Course Literature

"Communicating Science: A Practical Guide" Laszlo, P. Springer e-books, 2006, LUB e-book "The ACS Style Guide, Effective Communication of Scientific Information" Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson ACS 2006, LUB e-book

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Exercises, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination format: Miscellaneous. Analyses and improvements of manuscripts by the students at exercises. For grade "passed" should at least to manuscripts being processed, systematically analyzed and improved by using the literature.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Master of engineering or master in science or comparable experience.
Selection criteria: Students for which the course is mandatory are prioritized.

Course Occasion Information

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