Dr Caroline Palmer

Jun 28, 2020

4 min read

How to structure a scientific paper

Academic writing is a skill that takes time and effort to develop, and is essential for career progression. As a freelance academic proof-reader and editor, structure is one of the most frequent things I edit in client’s writing. Academic manuscripts, book chapters, dissertations and even grant applications, all have a common, general structure and, once you know the basics, you can quickly improve the readability and flow. Improved readability and flow, of any piece of writing, make it much more accessible to the reader and increase the likelihood of publication.