Before you submit your paper to a journal, you need to consider whether the article will achieve its purpose: One of the first hurdles to get over when writing up a research plan or reporting the results of your study is finding the appropriate reporting guideline.
We have developed a prototype decision tree (also available online from Penelope Research) to help you choose the right reporting guideline for your work.
The EQUATOR Library has an additional page of useful resources for both medical writers and those seeking professional support, including the writing and publication of industry-sponsored research.
The resources includes the latest Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3 Guidelines and the Joint Statement from AMWA, EMWA and ISMPP on the important role of professional medical writers.
We have compiled a collection of guides, books, courses, presentations and other resources designed to help you with the planning, style, structure and composition of your research articles.
The publisher Bio Med Central has also produced a set of resources on writing and publishing a scientific article.You can also search for guidelines written specifically for certain clinical specialties or sections of the research paper with these drop-down menus.The free-text search lets you search guidelines’ titles, associated keywords, and the bibliographic details of any related papers.Be wise in your choice of topic and seek to deal with something that is within your area of interest, a subject about which you would like to know more. The rift is becoming wider and the continent could be splitting.This will bring some joy into the task as well as a challenge. Here you are beginning to narrow down your subject–despite the widening of the rift :-).It also has chapters on the guidelines most commonly required by journals.You can read some sample chapters here: You can read more about the textbook here.Read her explanation of how COBWEB was developed and tested here.An essential “How to…” article published in with annotated comments on aspects of the scientific writing.Do not choose something that is completely unknown by you, especially when you have a deadline to meet. The more you narrow the topic, the closer you will come to being able to write a thesis statement.Your thesis statement is the point that will motivate your research and the development of your report. Having settled on a thesis statement, you should approach your instructor to approve your choice of topic and your thesis statement. It is needed to kick-start you in the research process. You write down what you think you will need to put into your research report to establish your thesis.