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Structure and layout

A well-structured article helps readers and editors understand your research.

Your manuscript should follow a simple structure under the following headings:

  • title
  • abstract
  • introduction
  • methods
  • results
  • discussion

Check your target journal’s submission guidelines to find more details about manuscript structure.

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Tutorial - Writing a Journal Manuscript

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