A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Scientific Manuscripts

These were a series of posts I put together for my students to introduce scientific manuscript-writing in a more formal way as opposed to the typical trial by fire method.

Clear and Concise: General Suggestions for Manuscript Preparation

Literature Searching Reading and Organizing

Citations and Reference Formatting

Figures and Figure Legends

Writing the Materials and Methods Section

Writing the Results Section

Writing the Discussion/Conclusion Section

Writing the Introduction

Writing the Abstract

Writing Other Things You Didn’t Know You Have to Include

Peer Review and Revisions

Highly Recommended Reading:

Colin Purrington has some great posts on the subject as well. Check out his post ‘Writing Science Papers‘. He also has great advice for Designing Conference Posters, Giving Research Talks and Maintaining a Lab Notebook.

7 thoughts on “A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Scientific Manuscripts

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