Time: 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Reporter: Irakoze Shyaka Christelle and Uwimana Lorraine
This session was led by Dr. Seni Kouanda. The session was conducted in French. The objectives of the workshop was to help participants learn how to develop a manuscript that meets the standards for publication in peer review journals; and to enable participants learn how to critically review a scientific manuscript. He highlighted that the goal of scientific research is publication as a means of disseminating the results of the research for use. A scientific paper needs to show clearly how it contributes to new knowledge. The aim of the study should show it has social value. The methodology must be written in a way that enables a repeat of the approach used to conduct the study. The discussion section of the manuscript should address the questions posed in the introduction, identify unanswered question(s) well suited for future research, notes strengths and limitations of the study and end by highlight the significance of the work. The abstract of the study is often written after the manuscript is written. This include the objective and scope of the investigation, methods, summary of the results and the main conclusions.