Writing a Scientific Paper: A Brief Guide for New Investigators

Caroline L. Vitse, Gregory A. Poland
Date published
Dec, 2016
Last updated
31 Jan 2020


When applying for funding, researchers must demonstrate their productivity. For most funding organizations, a key measure of productivity is the number of papers published. The road to publication is rarely straightforward; few journals provide practical guidance to researchers who are struggling to publish their data. Here, we outline the sections of a research paper and describe practical steps in each part of the publication process as an aid to newer authors.