Writing a scientific paper—A brief guide for new investigators

Caroline L. Vitse, Gregory A. Poland

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-728
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Journal article
  • Journal impact factor
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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