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Structure your journal submission

This guide explains the building blocks that are used to construct a journal article and why getting them right can boost your chances of publishing success.

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Framework

Most research papers share a common structure (with slight variations per journal). As long as you stay true to that framework, you should be on the right path.

In this guide, you will discover tips on how to plan your manuscript. You will also learn key article building blocks covering:

  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Research methodology or approach
  • Findings
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices

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Write your manuscript

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