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Manuscript Structure

A well-structured scientific research manuscript has maximum impact. Manuscript structure not only includes the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) but also other parts of a research paper, such as the conclusion, title, abstract, keywords, figures, tables, graphs, and references. This section includes posts on how you can prepare a perfect IMRAD paper as well as work on other important aspects to prepare a well-structured research paper.
Tips to write informative and logical headings
Although many research papers that follow the so-called IMRaD format (Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, and Discussion) use these words as their main headings, you can choose
The secret to writing the introduction and methods section of a manuscript
Many journals expect scientific research papers to be written in the traditional format, which is often known as the IMRaD format (Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, and Discussion).
Why journals ask for keywords
To publish is to make known. By publishing research papers, journals make research known to their readers. However, most researchers read only a few journals regularly. Typically, these
In this 4-minute video snippet, Bruce Dancik sums up the bare essentials that a manuscript must have in order to make it comprehensible for the reader/referee. He also points out a few things that should be avoided in a manuscript and explains what kind of a balance the author needs to achieve while preparing his/her paper.This video is a part of an interview series in which Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief,...
In this video interview, Dr. Bruce P. Dancik— Editor-in-Chief of NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta—explains which parts of the manuscript the author should pay special attention to when aiming to get published in an international English-language journal. He provides useful tips on writing an effective research paper title, explains how to write a research paper abstract, and provides some insights...
The title, abstract, and keywords may well hold the key to publication success. Spend extra time to get these right.
Manuscript structure: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
The aim of the journal article is to communicate your research effectively and help readers understand the issues at hand. Structure your manuscript so that readers take away the most important messages.
One of the most basic and important aspects of a research paper is the title. Writing the a research paper title may seem a simple task, but it requires some serious thought.
How to choose a research question
Choosing a research question is clearly the first and most basic step to achieving publication success and advancing your career as a researcher. While many researchers stumble upon their research questions of choice through their own curiosity, many others find choosing a research question
Writing an effective abstract
An abstract is like a movie trailer. It offers a preview, highlights key points, and helps the audience decide whether to view the entire work. Abstracts are the pivot of a paper because many journal editorial boards screen manuscripts only on the basis of the abstract. If your abstract