Resource: Frank DJ. 2009. How to Write a Research Manuscript. In S.R. Gallagher and E.A. Wiley (Eds.), Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques A.5C.1-A.5C.18. DOI:10.1002/9780470089941.eta05cs02.
Choose a journal: Before you start creating figures and writing your paper, decide on the journal you want to submit to and look up their instructions to authors. Tailor your figures and writing to the requirements.
Decide on authorship: Discuss with your PI who will be an author on your paper. Do not include the authors on a draft until this decision is finalized.
Prepare your manuscript in the following order: