This guide is a broad overview of the writing process including specific types of publications and resources to assist in writing (books and publications):
Below are the basic components of writing a scientific publication. This structure sometimes, referred to as IMRaD and attributed to Louis Pastuer, stands for Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. This structure is a reflection of the process of scientific discovery in the order that it should happen. The process includes five W's; who, what, where ,when and why. If you are targeting a specific journal make sure to check their author instructions for specific instructions.
*The abstract in a paper is different from a meeting abstract. Meeting abstract is a summary of research with a conclusion but generally just a paragraph long. This paragraph is submitted to a conference and if accepted then presented either as a poster or sometimes a panel discussion but is not a fully published paper.
Link to several articles that give very practical writing tips. These are especially helpful for the novice writer.
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