Avoiding Plagiarism – What You Should Know

Avoiding plagiarism when writing a science paper

Plagiarism, as you are familiar with, is when an author uses someone else’s words or ideas in their work without giving them credit. Surprisingly, it is quite easy for you to accidentally use someone’s ideas without giving them proper credit. Plagiarism is likely to accidentally occur when you are new to academic writing, rushing to … Read more

Writing for a Journal

writing for a journal article

Each journal has its own format and to get your paper published by a journal you must write according to its format. To do so, visit website of the journal and look for a page called “instructions to authors”. It may also have other names such as “for authors”, “information for authors”, etc. It is … Read more

Do not Underestimate Importance of the Figures

Importance of the figures

What do you see in a pdf article when you scroll it for the first time? This is a question that you should be asking yourself when you write a paper. Experienced authors know that it’s all about importance of the figures that constitute an important part of your paper. Reviewers, journal editors, and readers … Read more

Useful Tips for Writing a Review Article

writing a review article

A review is not a list of results The most important question you need to ask yourself before proposing or writing a review article  is whether you have something new to say. A review article should form more than just the sum of its parts: readers should learn something(s) that they couldn’t get just by … Read more

Typos Are a Kiss of Death To Your Paper


Short for typographical error, a typo is a mistake made in typed or printed text. Some quick examples are spelling occurrence with one ‘c’ or ‘r,’ or spelling ‘receive’ as ‘recieve.’ Even if you are an expert in the ‘i before e except after c rule,’ it’s easy to type a word as common as … Read more

How to Write the Results Section

writing the results section

The Results section of your research paper represents the main findings of your study derived from the experiments and analyses that your have performed. This section presents your findings in an organized and logical sequence without further interpretation from the author.This section prepares the reader for later interpretation in the Discussion section. A main goal … Read more

Writing Your First Review Article

Writing review article

Review articles are valuable tools in life sciences for those looking for a synopsis of several research studies in one place without spending time finding the research and results themselves. A well-written review article presents unbiased information and discusses why the results of some research studies are or are not reliable. Furthermore, funding agencies sometimes … Read more

Citation! Citation! Citation!

Citation in science paper

When you write a research or a review paper, keep in mind that specific formats vary considerably for each journal. If you want to submit your paper to a specific journal, you will be asked to follow the format of that journal. Some journals, such as Science and Nature, use a number system for citation. … Read more

When Should I Start Writing a Research Paper? Easy Tips

Writing a Research Paper

Writing  a research paper is a skill that is learned over time, requiring time, research, and attention to detail. One of the biggest components of this process, is allowing yourself adequate time to complete this task, including collecting relevant information, presenting a topic for review, and ensuring that you have adequate sources and materials to … Read more

Choosing the Title of Your Paper

Choosing the title of your paper

What’s in a name? Would a paper by any other title read as well? Titles are one of the trickiest parts to writing, especially when that work is designed to be presented in a formal or academic capacity. There are many considerations to take when thinking about the appropriate title of your paper, including the … Read more

Writing a Thesis versus a Research Paper

Thesis versus a research paper

Two of the biggest pieces of writing one might complete while pursuing their education, might be a research paper, and/or a thesis. These two works both take dedicated time, energy, and focus to complete, and should be taken seriously. But while they are both serious pieces of work, they also have some clear differences, which … Read more

Writing an Abstract

writing an abstract

Writing an abstract for a research paper can be a challenging process. There are multiple sections that may confuse you if you have no prior experience. It can overwhelm you, and might even make you prone to missing out on very specific details. For now, let’s just zoom in on the very first section – … Read more

Writing a Sound Conclusion for Your Paper

writing a Conclusion for your paper

Although writing an introduction or a conclusion for your paper can be sometimes hard, they’re very important parts of your paper. They both have a crucial effect on the readers’ perception of your paper. A sound conclusion can assist the readers in making a transition back to their daily routine after reading your paper, in … Read more

Evidence-based Arguments – What Is a Strong Argument?

evidence-based arguments

When we talk about critical thinking, it means being capable of making good arguments. People have a wrong misconception of argument and tend to link it to a fight or quarrel. Rather, arguments are claims that are solidly supported by evidence. Furthermore, argumentation is a social process of two or more people engaging in arguments, … Read more

Does It Matter in What Font and Size I Write My Manuscript?

Font size in manuscript writing

There are so many types of fonts that have been made available today. In so many cases, the exact selection of font is not critical. This is because the manuscript or journal will actually typeset the last version. Nevertheless, there are some things to consider when selecting the font type and size for your manuscript. … Read more

Avoiding Redundancy in Your Paper

Tips for avoiding redundancy when writing a scientific article

As an English enthusiast or a writer, it is of utmost importance that you avoid redundancies in your paper. Redundancy is basically a flaw in a paper which indicates the repetition of phrases, words or modifiers. A writer must keep in mind that redundancies will cause his/her paper to have an unpleasant disruption for the … Read more