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How to plan and prepare when writing your research manuscript

What will you learn?

  1. Techniques of organizing information
  2. Process of and approach to research writing
  3. Pre-publishing preparation stages
  4. How to decide authorship, including order of authorship


Course Description

How you present your findings in a manuscript can decide the fate of your research work. This is why, planning your research writing is just as important as performing the research. It requires detailing, a proper structure, and multiple checks to ensure your manuscript meets the key publishing requirements, while also being a great showcase for your work.

This program takes you through the process of planning for and preparing to draft your research manuscript. You will learn how to organize information, formulate ideas coherently, ensure a logical flow of thoughts, and present your data efficiently. This course will also outline the process of research writing, which puts emphasis on important research findings, and how to determine authorship. By the end of the program, you will have all you need to create a well-planned and written research manuscript that your audience will be able to understand and use further.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives of this course

Lecture 3: Purpose of organizing information

Lecture 4: Techniques for organizing information

Lecture 5: The writing process-based approach

Lecture 6: Check if your writing is ready for publication

Lecture 7: How to determine authorship

Lecture 8: Deciding the authorship order

Lecture 9: Summary


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


  How to plan and prepare when writing your research manuscript
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