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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