The Art of Writing Scientific Papers - Resources for Researchers

The Art of Writing Scientific Papers - Resources for Researchers
2 years ago

The Art of Writing Scientific Papers - Resources for Researchers

Need advice on writing a scientific paper or your PhD dissertation? For a lot of scientists the task of putting pen to paper can feel daunting. Getting your paper published is still an important part of research life, but how to distil all of the knowlege you've gained in the lab into x thousand words, clearly communicated, in a defined format, yet still be a compelling read, can seem like a big ask.

But help is at hand! We’ve collated the advice, tips and tricks from our fantastic community of life scientists around the world in the resources below.

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Advice from fellow scientists

Thanks to some amazing guest contributors and a dedicated team at Hello Bio, we have some great resources to help, wherever you are in your scientific writing journey. New resources are being added all the time and you can see them all here. Take a look below at some of our most popular articles:


The Life Scientists' Guide to Writing Scientific Papers

Packed with advice from researchers around the world, The Life Scientists’ Guide to Writing Scientific Papers is a good place to start, whether you are looking to hone your paper writing skills, or you are about to embark upon your first potential publication.


Five Essential Tips for Writing Scientific Papers

If you are struggling to get your paper published, Jasmine Pickford from the University of Bristol shares her top tips for early career researchers...


Scientific Papers: Tips For More Productive Writing

For some researchers, writing isn't their favourite part of  life in the lab - if you find it challenging to write scientific papers or struggle to stay motivated, when there are so many other demands on your time, then this article may be for you. Maria Montefinese, from the University of Padova and University College London, shares her top tips for improving the output of your scientific writing...


Writing, Peer-Reviewing & Publishing Papers Panel Discussion at LabLifeCon22

What should you consider when writing scientific papers? Where can you get papers published as an early career scientist, and what's the best way to go about it? Join us on the 30th June for a free panel discussion on Writing, Peer-Reviewing & Publishing Papers at our virtual LabLifeCon. You can ask questions, join the discussion or just listen in. 

  • Register for free: Panel Discussion on Writing, Peer-Reviewing & Publishing Papers at LabLifeCon 
  • Chair: Dr. James Quinn, a Research Fellow, at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA,
  • Panellists: Matthew Lloyd Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), from University of Bath, UK and Dr. Bronwen Martin, Scientific Editor & Research Communicator, from the University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Date: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Time: 1:45pm BST | 08:45 ET | 14:45 CET
  • Where: Virtual


Sailing Through Your PhD Thesis: Writing Tips

Writing a PhD thesis comes with its own challenges. Here, Dr Zeinab Leila Asgarian from University College London shares her advice on how to write your dissertation, and even enjoy the process...


The Life Scientists' Guide to Getting Published

And after all that writing - how do you go about getting it published? This guide is packed with advice from the experts to help you get your research into print...


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