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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.
Quiz: How much do you know about academic literature
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about academic writing and publication. If you get all questions right, you get the right to brag about it to your colleagues. Answers to all questions are in the series: A guide for early career researchers.
A systematic review is a rigorous review of existing literature that addresses a clearly formulated question. This article discusses the types of systematic review, systematic review protocol and its registration, the PRISMA statement, and a lot more.
Systematic reviews are regarded as the best source of research evidence. A systematic review is a rigorous review of existing literature that addresses a clearly formulated question. This article aims to guide you on the different kinds of systematic review, the standard procedures to be followed, and the best approach to conducting and writing a systematic review.
I got an invitation from a journal to submit a review article on a particular topic. I have some published papers on this topic. Can I cite most of my published content in this review article? (I wrote those content, and some discussions are relevant to this review article. But will there be any problem?)
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 20, 2015
A literature review can be part of a larger article or a standalone article. A literature review is an article type that is published by many journals as it is a good way for researchers to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field.
Many journals publish literature reviews as standalone articles. Literature reviews, along with systematic reviews and meta-analyses come under the broad category of review articles. This article deals with literature review as an article type, exlaining the different approaches to a literature review and providing basic guidelines on its structure and organization.
My research is almost done and I want to start writing the research paper now. However, I don't know where to begin. As a result, I find myself procrastinating every time I plan to start writing. Please help.
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 26, 2015
Journals publish different types of articles; however, perhaps the most valued publications are original research articles.
This article explains what an original article is and how you should go about writing one. It provides detailed guidance on every aspect of writing an original article - from selecting a research question to doing a literature search, organizing the manuscript in a well-defined structure, and fomatting it according to journal guidelines.
If I am planning to use a reference that I have come across in another paper, how I am supposed to write the reference? It will be great if I can get detailed advice.
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 26, 2015
First impressions are always important, and in the case of your research paper, it is the Abstract that the reader gets to see first. Hence, it is important to know how to write the perfect Abstract. This video explains the purpose of an Abstract and provides some useful tips to help you write the most effective Abstract for your paper.
This 2-minute video gives a quick overview of how a research paper is structured. It briefly explains the different parts of a research paper, what each part should include, and how the parts should be organized. This video is a short snippet from a webinar on “Quality construction: Concepts of organization that improve your writing” conducted by John McDonald, an editor and academic writing trainer at Editage.
Reporting in experimental psychology has considerably advanced in the last two decades, especially with the publication of the American Psychological Association’s Reporting Standards for Research in Psychology.
The article offers some suggestions on aspects of experimental research that are important, especially from the perspective of making the study reproducible. The publication of the American Psychological Association’s Reporting Standards for Research in Psychology has advanced the reporting in experimental psychology.