Scientific Manuscript Writing

Rationale/ Background

Scientific writing is the reporting of original research or scientific work in standard format. Specific format depends on the publication style (e.g. forms of reference citations, use of abbreviation, etc.) where the work is intended to be published. It is essential that you find out and follow at least the basic format of a scientific article so that experts will accommodate review of the manuscript or article.

This scientific manuscript writing course is designed to help researchers and health professionals prepare and/or improve a manuscript to publish and disseminate findings to contribute to body of knowledge on key procedures, best practices, cure, and solutions to problems at all angles and aspects of health


Module 1: Purpose of Scientific Manuscripts
Module 2: Introduction and Methods (IMRAD)
Module 3: Results
Module 4: Writing Discussion
Module 5: Writing the Conclusion and Abstract; determining Authorship,  Acknowledgement, and Title
Module 6: Process of Submission for Publication – Selecting a journal and the editorial review process

Course Level

Outputs expected/ Competencies to be acquired
The expected output of this training is a scientific manuscript / article ready for submission to journals.

Participant’s Profile
The training is intended to train junior staff of research that is in the final phase of their research work, i.e. at the least in the data analysis part or developing a manuscript for publication

Admission Requirements
Accomplished Course Application Form

The participant should have something to process, which means that the participant should bring completed research or project report (including the research’s raw data) from which the manuscript will be based or a ready draft for review, evaluation, and mentoring to improve manuscript.

October 26-30, 2020

Course Length

The training will be conducted for five (5) days:

Day 1. Registration, introduction of participants and mentors, pre-training orientation, course overview, purpose of scientific writing, writing of introduction and materials and methods

Day 2.  Start of practicum; manuscript writing and mentoring; lectures on writing of results

Day 3. Writing Sessions (review and revisions of introduction and methods); lectures in writing the discussions and the proper way of citation and formatting references

Day 4.  Lectures on authorship, title, acknowledgment, and writing abstract; post manuscript writing consideration; submission of the article and editorial reviews; practicum and mentoring in writing the conclusion, abstract, and acknowledgment sections

Day 5. -Peer Review sessions; submission of finished products (manuscript / article); feedback and evaluation; and closing ceremony.

Course Fee: To be finalized
Number of slots: 20

CPD Program: For Processing
Professional Board: None specified

Course Point Person (CPP): Dr. Ferdinand Salazar
Contact Number: (02) 807-2628
Local: 418
E-mail Address:
Secondary CPP (if available): Ms. Sheila Luz M. Punzalan

Note: For interested participants, kindly create an account and send your applications at RITM LDIS.