Medical research

Course 3: Writing and Publishing Your Research Paper

Goals of the research course?

Dr. Muhammed Elhadi

Doctor, Researcher

MBBCh – Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli

Course Description

Writing and Publishing Your Research Paper By Dr. Muhammed Elhadi


Amazing Course

In this course, you will learn the principles to consider during scientific writing.


Course Details

Course Duration

Approx. 1 months

Course Price

240 LYD / 60$

Course Level


Course Description

By the end of the course, you will learn:

Introduction to academic writing

  • IMRaD structure
  • Basic principles to consider during writing
  • Punctuation uses in scientific writing 
  • Paragraph structure
  • Steps in writing a paper

Referencing using Endnote

  • Reference (how to find suitable references)
  • How to use Endnote 
  • Checking Reference

Writing Original Manuscript

  • Preparing Tables and Figures
  • Writing results (statistical tests are explained in the statistical course) 
  • Writing method sections 
  • Reporting guidelines for main study types according to EQUATOR
  • Writing introduction 
  • Discussion writing 
  • How to write abstract/summary 

Writing other types of publications

  • Review articles
  • Letter to editor/correspondence
  • Case reports

Scientific Writing Issues

  • Authorship and ICMJE guidelines
  • Conflicts of Interest/copyright transform forms.
  • Issues in scientific writing (plagiarism, ghostwriting, reproducibility of research)

Preparing manuscript and abstract

  • How to format and prepare your manuscript for publications 
  • How to select a suitable journal for your research
  • How to submit your research to international conferences 
  • How to prepare conference presentations (poster and oral presentation) 
  • Reviewing process and comments
  • How to write a cover letter for journal submission 
  • How to detect predatory journals?

Key Features

About the Course Instructor

  • MBBCh from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli
  • Founder of Libyan Medical Research Network
  • Reviewer at over 40 international peer-review journals
  • Editor at PLOS ONE and BMC Public Health and BMC Medical Education
  • Worked on more than 50 International Projects including:
    African Surgical Outcomes-2
    GlobalSurg 3
    GlobalPaed Surg
    COVIDSurg / COVIDSurg Cancer
  • Chair of Incision – International Student Surgical Network – NWG of Libya
  • Have more than 50 posters and oral presentations at prestigious international conferences
  • Participated as speaker and presenter at: AHA, ASiT, ACOG, Digestive Week, AACR, EACR….
  • Have more than 70 published/accepted in international peer-review journals with impact factors in various surgical and medical specialties
  • Won over 15 awards and grants from international societies and conferences