Events at Department of Energy Technology

Industrial/PhD Course: Understand how to write good papers for high level journals


06.04.2020 kl. 08.30 - 07.04.2020 kl. 12.30



Asso. Prof., Kaiyuan Lu, Aalborg University


Prof., Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University
Asso. Prof., Kaiyuan Lu, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.5


Publication in good journals is a sign of high international recognition of your work. Writing good papers that can be accepted for publication on high level journals are one of the important tasks during a Ph. D. study. This course tries to help the Ph. D. students to increase their chances to get their papers published in international journals. To serve the goal, in this course

  • First, the procedure about how the paper review process is carried out will be explained (starting from the moment you submit your paper to the time that you get the reviewers’ comments and until the final decision).
  • How will the paper is reviewed by reviewers.
  • Standard evaluation forms that will be filled in by the reviewers for different journals.
  • Important aspects to consider when you write your paper. (Paper structure, what to do and what not to do)
  • How to include citations to other work in a paper
  • How to write the reply to the response from reviewer.
  • Several concrete case studies.
  • Exercise.

Examples will be given mainly in the Energy Technology area in terms of journals – but most of it has a generic structure in terms of peer review process.

Day 1: Good guidelines for paper writing – Frede and Kaiyuan (8 hours)

We will cover various important issues to secure successful paper writing as mentioned in the course description. You will have a chance to get feedbacks about your own paper from your group supervisor and group discussions during the exercise session.  

Day 2: Reply-to-reviewers letter and sharing of various stories – group supervisors (4 hours)

How to prepare the reply-to-reviewers letter will be discussed. Examples will be presented and various advices and storied experienced by the group supervisors will be shared.



Form of evaluation

Group exercise-based evaluation



Participation in this course is free of charge.


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