WASP - Write a Scientific Paper course: why and how

J Vis Commun Med. 2017 Jul;40(3):130-134. doi: 10.1080/17453054.2017.1366825. Epub 2017 Sep 19.


The ability to write up research in the form of a paper is a crucial requisite for academics. The skills required are manifold and are acquired piecemeal during an individual's training. Matters would be facilitated by a short and intensive course that would cover all of these facets. Such a course would ideally be delivered by experienced writers and editors. It is for this very reason that WASP (Write a Scientific Paper) was created. WASP was held outside of Malta for the first time, in London. This paper describes the preparations required in order to plan and execute a course of this or similar nature.

Keywords: Access to information; education; information dissemination/methods; peer review, research; publishing.

MeSH terms

  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Publishing*
  • Writing*