Structuring your manuscript effectively to impress SCI journal editors
About the webinar
At first glance, structuring an article seems like a simple task. However, as researchers begin to write their scientific articles, they often find it difficult to structure their content into the IMRaD sections: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. In this session, participants will learn how to structure an original research article into the IMRaD sections. We will also share tips on how to organize bibliographic references.
About the trainer
Dr. Morae Kang, Consultant Academic Trainer at Editage is a dentist and has practiced dentistry in the United States while pursuing her masters. After attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and majoring in Molecular cellular biology (MCB). While doing so, she also gained experience as a research assistant and participated in the design, analysis, and evaluation of data gathered during research. Fluent in both English and Korean, Dr. Morae Kang is in the process of acquiring a license to practice in South Korea as well. Her strong academic background has propelled her to pursue publication training to coach and handhold researchers in their journey of getting published.
Who is this for?
Anybody that aims to write academic papers, especially for publication in international journals and in English.
Why should you attend?
This session will help you:
- Structure your paper and pay attention to key sections
- Write a clear concise title and informative abstract
- Understand what to include in the Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion
How to write for publication and what to consider
- What does a journal editor looks at first?
- Use a structured format following the journal’s manuscript guidelines
- How to write a Literature Review, title, and abstract
How to write an introduction
- The introduction gives the reader enough background information, explains the context of the work, and states the aim or hypothesis. Some introductions also outline contents of an entire paper or summarize key findings.
How to write methods
- Include enough information but not too much. Put your details in supplementary files. Organize methods with subheadings.
- Study design and subjects
- Methods of analysis
- Cite previously published methods, including your own.
- Avoid self-plagiarism by paraphrasing or summarizing.
How to write results
- Report data in one place: table, figure or text and leave the interpretation for the discussion Methods guide results.
- Use similar subheadings as reported in the Methods section, and in the same order.
- Study, subject, material, procedure, and method of analysis
How to write a discussion
- Use accurate language according to the validity of results.
- Interpret results objectively, understanding the limitations of research.
- Discuss key findings first, as defined by the original aim.