Peer-to-Peer training workshop ‘Main Principles of Academic Scientific Writing and Peer-review’ delivered in Tashkent on September 16-18, 2019

Upon request of the Central Asian academic community, the CAWEP Knowledge Network program and the German-Kazakh University are organizing peer-to-peer training workshops aimed at offering guidelines how to enhance academics’ and researchers’ capacity in scientific writing on water and energy-related issues, how to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and to review scientific articles.

Following the successfully delivered training workshops in Bishkek, Dushanbe and Almaty, the fourth 3-day training took place in Tashkent on September 16-18, 2019. National University of Uzbekistan hosted the event and brought together more than 30 participants from Uzbek universities and research centers working in the water-related field.

The training event covered various aspects of the academic scientific writing and peer review technique, focusing on both theory and practical assignments. Trainers and participants discussed a wide range of topics based on the examples of international publishers and journals, including publication requirements for manuscripts submitted to international journals, copyright, opportunities to promote author’s publications in the international scientific community.

The trainers presented different approaches to the writing process and expressed their views on the structure of articles and standards of scientific publications adopted in the international system. Participants of the training admitted the need, usefulness and effectiveness of such events and expressed their willingness to spend more time and make more efforts to develop a collaborative work on articles in their home institutions.