Paper Writing Academy


Why join Paper Writing Academy

Do you want to learn how to write a journal paper that gets published without the struggles and endless revision rounds?
Do you only have limited time and need to be efficient in your writing, and want to avoid the mistakes causing rejection of your paper?

If you look for such programme that supports you in your writing process from start to finish, join Paper Writing Academy! It provides a roadmap to prepare, write, submit, and publish a paper successfully in an international peer-reviewed journal.

You start from scratch writing your research paper and will be guided through the entire writing process. You’ll make weekly progress on your paper, and can complete it by the end, ready for journal submission. The roadmap that you’ll acquire will guide you in future publications throughout your academic life.

You’ll start by adopting productive writing strategies to get ready for a smooth and pleasant writing experience. You’ll develop a realistic plan for how to realise the paper next to your daily work. and learn how to decide on paper topic, co-authors and journal selection.

Next, you’ll write all sections needed for your research paper step-by-step until your paper draft is finished. You’ll learn about paper editing and how to transform your draft into a publishable text. You’ll wipe out all the mistakes and weak parts of your paper to be best prepared for the submission and peer-review process. Here, you’ll also adopt strategies for smoothly passing peer-review and revision so that your paper will get published.

Paper Writing Academy is delivered fully digitally to your desk. You’ll learn in small weekly units that follow your writing progress. You can directly implement the new knowledge to your paper. You’ll work at your own time in your own pace as you’ve got 24/7 access to all course material including videos, audio files and PDF worksheets.

To enhance your learning experience, you’ll be part of an interactive discussion group to address your questions and problems and to exchange on paper progress. Finally, our experienced instructor, Gunther Tress (PhD), will be available for individual questions through live support sessions throughout the programme.

What you learn

  • How to prepare for writing?
  • How to write efficiently?
  • How to plan your writing?
  • How to select a paper topic?
  • How to select the audience and the journal?
  • How to define co-authors?
  • How to structure the paper?
  • How to define the paper title?
  • How to write Abstract and Introduction?
  • How to write Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion?
  • How to write the support sections of the paper?
  • How to edit for clarity, style, and format?
  • How to get helpful feedback on your paper?
  • How to submit the paper?
  • How does the peer-review process work?
  • What is the review criteria?
  • What are the ethics of publishing?
  • What is the role of editor, reviewer and publisher?
  • How to revise the paper?
  • How to respond to reviewers and editors?
  • How to check proofs and get published?
  • How to promote the paper?
  • How to avoid common mistakes?


8 modules
35 lessons
4 live-support sessions
1 implementation week




Join alone or with your colleagues, any group size can enrol!


8 weeks with short weekly units
life-long access to the course material


Dr. Gunther Tress


Beginners to experienced authors

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How We Helped Others With
Their Papers

“I attended the publishing course you held in 2020. I then had one month to write my first paper at all and I was just about to start when I joined the course. The paper is now published and this course was of tremendous help for me.”

PhD student

BIOCEV, Czech Republic

“The best, and I would say a unique feature of this course, is that you are working on your own manuscript … this is so helpful that it can’t be compared with any other course.”

PhD student

Univ. of Bergen, Norway

“It was a fantastic experience! I have written a couple of papers and my scientific life would have been much easier if I had taken such a course much earlier in my career. I will strongly encourage my students in the future not to make the same mistake. The course was well-prepared and Gunther was so enthusiastic that it is hard to believe he does this almost every week.”


Technical Univ. of Delft, The Netherlands

“After your last online course I started to write daily, I have to say that I never imagined I have almost completed the first draft of my introduction, which was always a problem for me. If I wouldn’t have taken the course, my paper would be still untouched as it was before.”

PhD student

Univ. of Bremen, Germany

“This course is so helpful, you do not only get amazing tips and “how to do” instructions, but you get even motivated to write. Now I know writing papers and getting them published in top journals is possible for me. I know exactly how to do it! ”

PhD student

Univ. of Konstanz, Germany

“The whole course was an incredible learning experience. Great quality-content sessions and excellent implementation guidelines. I had the opportunity to reshape a paper from my master dissertation and now is under review by one of the co-authors. I feel confident that we will manage to submit it soon. It is hard to pick just one favorite lesson. I think all of them were complementary and each one contributed towards reaching an important step for publication. I really enjoyed the course and I would definitely recommend it to everyone out there.”

PhD student

University of Oldenburg, Germany