Checklist for Scientific Papers 
Most researchers know the basics of writing a good paper, but time constraints often lead to key aspects being forgotten. This checklist will help you put together a well-structured paper and avoid some basic mistakes in English. Remember, most papers get rejected due to a poor structure or because the purpose of the research is not clear. Revise your scientific paper using our checklist before you submit it to us for editing. You will produce a better paper and we will need less time to edit!

Checklist for scientific papers

Medical researcher?
For medical researchers detailed guidelines on writing medical papers have been published by Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR).

CORR Guidelines

Get your research noticed!
Essential tips for scientific papers
How can you ensure that your research gets published and noticed? Not every researcher is a natural communicator or a gifted writer. However, every researcher can produce a good scientific paper.

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Improve the readability of your paper 
A big issue with scientific papers is readability. If you have mastered the basics of scientific writing then this article from American Scientist will help you improve the clarity of your scientific paper.

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Which journals review the fastest?
16 weeks. That’s the average time it takes a journal to review an article. At you can discover if the journal you want to submit to is faster or slower than this.


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