Scientific Writing

Petri Nokelainen (

Learning material

Lecture [PPT]

Exercises [PDF]


1.      American Educational Research Association (2006). Standards for reporting on empirical social science research in AERA publications. Retrieved September 15, 2009 from

2.      American Educational Research Association (2009). Standards for reporting on humanities-oriented research in AERA publications. Educational Researcher, 38(6), 481-486.

3.      American Psychological Association (2001). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Fifth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

4.      OECD (2002). Frascati Manual 2002: Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development. Paris: OECD.

5.      de Vaus, D. A. (2004). Research Design in Social Research. Third edition. London: Sage.

6.      Wellington, J. (2003). Getting Published. A guide for lecturers and researchers. London: RoutledgeFalmer.


1.      Scopus:

2.      Scirus:

3.      Scholar Google:

4.      APA –style (homepage):

5.      Capital Community College (APA-style guide to compose a paper):

6.      Ohio State University (examples of APA-style references):

7.      University of Western Australia (Harvard –style guide):


Assignment 1. Proposal for a scientific conference or an article manuscript for periodical


Select a scientific conference or journal from your own research field. Examine the author guidelines and compose a proposal according to the specifications of the selected conference or journal. Compose a Word document that contains your details (name, email), details of the conference/journal (name, internet address, author guidelines) and the proposal text.


Updated 18.06.2012 PN