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Yale J Biol Med. 2011 Sep;84(3):181-90.

How to write your first research paper.

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Graduate Writing Center, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. elena.kallestinova@yale.edu

Abstract

Writing a research manuscript is an intimidating process for many novice writers in the sciences. One of the stumbling blocks is the beginning of the process and creating the first draft. This paper presents guidelines on how to initiate the writing process and draft each section of a research manuscript. The paper discusses seven rules that allow the writer to prepare a well-structured and comprehensive manuscript for a publication submission. In addition, the author lists different strategies for successful revision. Each of those strategies represents a step in the revision process and should help the writer improve the quality of the manuscript. The paper could be considered a brief manual for publication.

KEYWORDS:

revision; scientific paper; writing process

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21966034
PMCID:
PMC3178846
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