The publication of research results is an integral part of the evolution of science. Researchers communicate their findings to the scientific community and society, and the publication of scientific evidence contributes to global knowledge, population well-being and the growth of nations.

Scientific writing, the specific language of scientific and technical reports, has unique characteristics designed to preserve the accuracy and veracity of observations and to communicate results accurately. Thus, effective scientific communication allows studies to be replicated by other scientists, a mechanism for self-control of science.

Target audience

The course is designed for health professionals and technicians, researchers, scientific editors, undergraduate and postgraduate students in health careers and other stakeholders.


The fully online course, available only in the Spanish language at the Virtual Campus for Public Health, focuses on scientific communication in its various aspects, such as:

  • The scientific language
  • The normative systems of scientific writing.
  • Scientific articles
  • Authorship
  • Ethics in publication
  • How to choose a journal to publish and
  • Other aspects of scientific publishing

Access to the course through the Virtual Campus for Public Health: https://mooc.campusvirtualsp.org/enrol/index.php?id=97