Here, you'll find resources to help you improve your ability to write and successfully publish scientific manuscripts

General writing guidelines

The best science can be ruined by poor writing!

Whether you are writing your first or 100th manuscript, there are challenges along the way. However, it doesn't have to be a bad experience. We have compiled some general rules and tips that will make your first drafts much more crisp and let you focus on your science!

How to format tables

Organize the flow of information

Tables are another ubiquitous element in manuscripts. However, table formatting is not always consistent between studies and this inconsistency can leave you feeling unsure of what to do. We've compiled rules for tables that will help you communicate results more effectively and prevent your reader from being confused by ineffective result communication!

How to write an abstract

Abstracts are portals to your work

The abstract is the first summary of your work a reader will encounter. However, abstracts are often written as an afterthought after all the effort that went into your primary document. This is a major mistake. A reader's evaluation of your abstract often determines whether they will choose to read your paper or even remember it! Here we break down how to write an abstract

Data visualization

Data visualization is a complex field and there is no one way you have to visualize your results. However, following certain principles to ensure your results are communicated effectively in a memorable manner is critical to the success of your work. As each dataset and corresponding results have their own nuance the challenge of how to view your results can be overwhelming. The best resource for those new to the art of science we have found is this data visualization book that also has a corresponding set of lectures. Check it out and use it as a start for your work!