Do not Squeeze your PhD into a paper

Sometimes authors want to throw everything in at once and hit too many targets. It is understandable on our side. You have spent years of working around the clock to find something that matters to you. Now it is time to let people know about findings. It is a very exciting moment, right? But do not make the mistake as many others make. We receive papers from authors who want to tell us their whole PhD in 6,000 words and it just doesn't work. More experienced writers will write two or three papers from one project, using a specific aspect of their research as a hook.

The entire set of experiments you have performed to set up your controls and basics of your projects may not be necessarily what your readers want to know. The order of your experiments is another matter. Your paper does not have to follow the same order as you did in your project. You may need to shuffle the experiments in order to come up with a compelling and logical story that is worth publishing in a peer reviewed journal.

Find the hot findings of your study. Discuss them with experience scientists, colleagues, and friends. try to wrap up a story that make sense rather than indicating how hard you have worked and how many exciting experiments you have done to come up with this conclusion. Put yourself in the readers shoes.