8. Organizing and Outlining your Manuscript

  1. Richard J. Gladon1,
  2. William R. Graves2 and
  3. J. Michael Kelly3

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118041673.ch8

Getting Published in the Life Sciences

Getting Published in the Life Sciences

How to Cite

Gladon, R. J., Graves, W. R. and Kelly, J. M. (2011) Organizing and Outlining your Manuscript, in Getting Published in the Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118041673.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Iowa State University

  2. 2

    Iowa State University

  3. 3

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118017166

Online ISBN: 9781118041673

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Keywords:

  • manuscript;
  • IMRAD structure;
  • biomedical researcher;
  • instructions to contributors;
  • random-topic list

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Importance of Organization

  • Phase I: Overall Organization or Structure

  • Phase II: Outlines and Outlining

  • Outline Format Types

  • A Sample Outline