Upcoming courses

Writing Articles in Psychological Research

Writing for publication presents early career researchers with challenges that arise from both the complexity of their research and from the publication process. This series of three half-day workshops provides an intensive and practical introduction to publishing psychological research during which participants can draft and develop key parts of their manuscripts prior to submission.

The workshops include inputs and practice with key grammatical and language issues; integrating AI ethically and efficiently into the writing process; identifying and meeting target journals and readerships’ expectations; optimizing the structure and flow of draft introductions, discussion sections, abstracts, and other key components of research manuscripts; and navigating submission and peer review.

In addition to extensive pair and group exercises in class, the workshops entail substantial self-study: optional components address a range of language issues, and all participants are expected to draft and revise text components, peer-review other participants’ drafts, and integrate critical assessments of AI inputs on their own work.

The instructor, Dr Simon Milligan, has over 15 years’ experience in teaching scientific writing to doctoral students of psychology and has language-edited many papers subsequently published in such journals as Brain, JAMA Pediatrics, Neural Plasticity, BMC Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology.


Please send a short description of your work in progress, three or four sentences, to the instructor by Friday 8 March.
If a partial or complete draft of your text is available, please include this as an attachment.


Friday, 15.03.2024, B007 Fab8, 09:15 – 12:30
Friday, 12.04.2024, B202 Fab8, 09:15 – 12:30
Friday, 17.05.2024, B202 Fab8, 13:15 – 16:30 + subsequent networking aperitif


The course will take place at the University of Bern: Hochschulzentrum vonRoll, Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern.


Registration is closed.