APPENDIX 5C How to Write a Research Manuscript

  1. Deborah J. Frank

Published Online: 1 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470089941.eta05cs02

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

How to Cite

Frank, D. J. 2009. How to Write a Research Manuscript. Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques. 2:5C:A.5C.1–A.5C.18.

Author Information

  1. Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: DEC 2009


This unit provides a step-by-step guide to help you turn your high-quality data into a high-quality manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. It covers all aspects of the writing process, including: choosing a journal to which to submit your paper, how to proceed through writing each section, formulating your “story,” making figures, soliciting constructive criticism, and navigating the review process. Curr. Protoc. Essential Lab. Tech. 2:A.5C.1-A.5C.18. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • manuscript;
  • journal;
  • figure;
  • review;
  • publication