IMRAD Format Research: Master The IMRAD Format For Publication Success
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Learn how to create a well-structured, publication-ready manuscript that is easy to read, and allows editors and reviewers to quickly evaluate manuscripts and validate research findings.
What you learn
Structure a manuscript in the recommended IMRAD format
The purpose of each section of your research manuscript
How to write different sections as per the IMRAD structure
Checks and balances to ensure success in research writing
Academic writing involves a meticulous record of experiments, results, observations, and conclusions. To ensure research findings are communicated in a consistent manner, scholars use the IMRAD (an acronym for ‘Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion’) structure, which is also the dominant format for research papers in a majority of leading scientific journals.
This well-planned program demystifies the IMRAD structure and tells you how you can use it to organize ideas and write a concise, effective research manuscript, without missing out on critical information. You will learn about the purpose and intent of different sections, and the key elements to include in each section. By the end of the course, you will be able to craft a masterful manuscript that allows editors and reviewers to quickly evaluate manuscripts and helps peers easily locate key data without reading the entire paper.
Dr. Christina Cho, United States, Cancer biologist, freelance scientific and medical writer
Christina Cho, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and is investigating the molecular mechanisms driving the development and progression of colorectal and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas. She’s spent the last ten years working in academic research, developing a range of skills that will help her lead a research laboratory. Her skills include the ability to independently develop and execute experiments, lead research projects, teach and train junior postdocs and students, write manuscripts and grants, and give oral presentations in both intramural and extramural conferences.