Structuring your article correctly


About this module

One of the key goals when writing a journal article is to communicate the findings clearly. In order to help researchers achieve that objective, scientific papers share a common structure (with slight variations per journal). Clear communication isn’t the only reason these article elements are so important; for example, the title, abstract, and keywords all help to ensure the article is found, indexed, and advertised to potential readers.

In this interactive module, we walk early career researchers through each of the building blocks. We help you understand the type of content each element should contain. We also share tips on how you can maximize their potential, such as key points to consider when writing your article title.

You will come away with the detailed knowledge you need to write an effective scientific article, increasing your chances of publication success.

About the teacher

Anthony Newman

Senior Publisher, Life Sciences, Elsevier

As a scientific publisher, Anthony Newman is managing and developing more than a dozen journals to make them better vehicles for authors' publications. Previous positions in marketing have helped to always look for the win-win in all relationships and dealings. Anthony gives author workshops at institutes across the world bringing him in touch with many researchers and he has a great understanding of their challenges in getting published. His goal is always geared towards helping people better help themselves in whatever they do.