We asked Tony Ferrar, Expert in Manuscript Writing Support ánd proud representative of a solid 5 out of 5 star rating, what his Three Top Tips are when you are embarking on writing a Scientific Manuscript:
Three of the most important issues to consider when writing a scientific manuscript are organization, clarity, and consistency;
Organization – The first step in the writing process should always be to prepare an outline of your manuscript. Ideas should be organized in such a way that when you begin to write, each one can be connected in a coherent manner. The order in which your findings are introduced in the manuscript does not necessarily have to coincide with the order in which they were discovered. Keep the flow logical.
Clarity – It is crucial that your ideas are written in a way that is easy for others to understand. Avoid long, complicated sentences and try to be as concise as possible.
Consistency – A manuscript generally contains so much information and important detail that it is quite common for a scientist to lose track of the bigger picture. When writing a manuscript, it is important to take a step back and ask yourself if everything is consistent as a whole. For instance, do the results truly address your scientific hypothesis? Is the title an accurate representation of your findings?