The Lumen Learning Center Paris-Saclay organizes two days of workshops dedicated to scientific writing in environmental sciences, on November 12th and 13th, on "Plateau du Moulon". These workshops will be facilitated by EDP Sciences publishers. They are meant for Paris-Saclay University researchers and PhD students in environmental sciences (biology, plant ecology, environment, climat, ...).

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The Learning Center

The Lumen Learning Center will be the place for reading and writing at the Université Paris-Saclay. Open to all, it will bring together students, teachers, researchers, actors of the industry and citizens during exhibitions, conferences, debates and events that discuss different core subjects studied at the university. Located in the heart of the campus, it will offer dedicated areas, services, and contents to study, innovate, and spread knowledge.

EDP Sciences

EDP Sciences is an academic publisher owned by learned societies with over 100 years experience of publishing scientific journals, conferences proceeding, books and magazines. EDP Sciences, the publishing partner of the scientific communities, was founded in 1920 as La Société du Journal de Physique et Le Radium. .

Workshops schedule

The workshops will take place on Orsay Campus, building 338, rue du Doyen André Guinier, room 104.

They will all be in English.

The speakers will be editors of EDP Sciences. The Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Forest Science magazine, Erwin Dreyer (INRA) will participate in the practical workshop day.

DAY 1 - November 12th

9:30-12:00: Morning session: introduction to scholarly publishing

9:30-9:45: General introduction, practical information (Julien Sempéré, Lumen Learning Center).

Publishing strategy, journals and conferences, choosing a journal, bibliometrics…

Coffee break (15 min)

FAIR data – data papers

Ethics, writing and structuring your article, designing effective figures

Promoting your article

Quiz and Q/A session.

12:00-13:00: Lunch break

13:00-16:00: Afternoon session: writing effective abstracts

Peer-review etiquette, why writing a good abstract is important, abstract structure and tips.

The group will review together all the abstracts submitted in advance by the participants.

Coffee break (15 min)

Participants will re-write their own abstract based on the feedback received from the group.

Sharing of results, feedback

16:00-17:00: Visit of a research laboratory (TBC).


DAY 2 - November 13th

9:30-12:00: Morning session: editing – example of published article.

Introduction. Peer-review etiquette.

For the first exercise, we will use a published article  as material for review. In small groups, participants will review the first submitted version of the article.

Coffee break (15 min)

Sharing of results, feedback.

12:00-13:00: lunch break. Editing -  participants’ articles.

For the second exercise, participants will review unpublished articles from other participants.

Coffee break (15 min)

Sharing of results, feedback.

Evaluation questionnaire. 


Required material for the workshop:

  1. CV including list of publications if any
  2. A laptop
  3. An unpublished abstract of an article, poster, research project... (mandatory)
  4. If possible, an article in progress from your own research program (recommended). This can be an article recently submitted, under review, in revision, rejected by a journal, in the process of resubmission...

Register for Workshops

PhD student: Register on ADUM to make sure these count as training courses !