Infographic: Tips to impress journal editors by structuring your manuscript effectively

Tips to impress journal editors by structuring your manuscript effectively

Conducting research requires one to put in weeks and months of hard work and perseverance. Now that you have sailed through that stage, your next step is to write a research paper to disseminate your results. Communicating your research effectively can help increase the outreach and impact of your research.

Several researchers find writing a good research paper a daunting task since few receive formal training in academic writing. However, it can be a rewarding process where you get to present your hard work in a powerful and engaging way. So are you ready for some handy tips and guidelines to help you write a great paper?

The structure of a research paper

Before we jump into the discussion on what to include in the different parts of a manuscript, let us turn to the question that may have crossed your mind: Why is the structure of the manuscript so important? Presenting your research in a clear and easy-to-follow format can help the reader understand and absorb the information you present with ease. It can also help amplify the significance of your research in a way that will improve its impact.

Most research manuscripts follow the IMRaD format, which stands for Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. The infographic below highlights some of the most important components that every section should cover.  

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How R Upskill can help you communicate effectively through your writing

Are you feeling more confident of structuring your manuscript? Well, this is just the tip of the iceberg that is academic writing! This post provided an overview of the most important elements your manuscript should include in order for it to be effective. To continue your journey to master research communication and handle any academic writing task with confidence, consider signing up for R Upskill All Access Pass.

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