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An appetizer for the article writing course. Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde , DC , MPH, PhD Professor in Clinical Biomechanics SDU. Why write an article ?. Because you must To make your findings known to others To look good and become famous The Nobel Prize.

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an appetizer for the article writing course

An appetizer for the articlewritingcourse

Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, DC, MPH, PhD

Professor in ClinicalBiomechanics


why write an article
Whywrite an article?

Becauseyou must

To makeyourfindingsknown to others

To look good and becomefamous

The Nobel Prize

what is a good article
What is a goodarticle?

Nice to read

Easy to understand




what is a bad article
What is a badarticle?

Difficult to read

Difficult to understand




how to write a bad article
How to write a badarticle

Write it for yourself:

Write, re-write, re-write, re-write and re-write

Cut and pasteyourselfinto total confusion

Learn the text by heart

Omit relevant explanatory steps

Lots of details

Stir, boil and give to your (busy) supervisor

Becomeannoyedwhencriticism is given

how to write a good article
How to write a goodarticle

Write it for the reader:

Determine the objective(s)

Keep it simple

Brainstorm first

Structure the contents(the ”filling” is not yetimportant)

Lots of sub-headings, whileyoustructure the MS

One section at a time

Seek assistance in the early stages

Writetext at the end

recipe course on how to write an article will help you to
Recipecourseonhow to write an articlewillhelpyouto…

… write for the reader

… produce a goodarticle

… do it ratherquickly

Workshop for fivewholedayswithoutinterruptions (noSMS-s, mobile phones, patients, orother jobs at the same time!)

brief course outline
(brief) Courseoutline

Day 1: Defining the objectivesprecisely


Day 2: Method

Day 3: Result

Day 4: Discussion

Day 5: Lay-out, ref.list, acknowledgements,


where and how
Where and how

Sleep-over at Park Hotel, Middelfart 5th-7th of March

(Goodfood, pleasantsurroundings, bring jogging gear ifyouwant, no kids, nocooking, novacuum-cleaning)

Middelfart hospital, Penthouse15th and 16th of March OR at SDU/WP – venue to bedetermined

Bring an idea of the manuscriptyouwant to workon

what s the big deal
What’s the big deal?

Each session: Introduction/explanationfollowed by workshop in which the wholegroupgetsan insightintoeachothers’ projects, helpeachother and each person structures his/her ownwork.

Homework: In the evening, ownwork to be done.

Nextday: Presentation of ownwork, feed-back from courseleader and discussionwith and assistance from group.

Caution: Nobodywillbegood at this from the beginning, everybody must beable to adapt to comments and critique, and weshallworktogether.

Outcome: Everybodywill have a well-structuredarticlewhen the course is over.

Continued assistance: If youwish, and your supervisor allows it, youcancome back for further assistance afterwards.

this is difficult so
This is difficult so…

You must beable to put up with the workshop format.

You must develop the ability to look at yourownwork at a distance and accept the help of others.

Youneed to keepyour head clear.

You must bewilling to adaptthissystematic approach.

The detailswillprobablybenoproblem, as most of youprobablyarenerds, anyway

writing an article can be great fun provided that
Writing an articlecanbegreatfunprovidedthat

You ”know” how to do it

Youcanworkwithothersin a smart way