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Here are a collection of useful tips, on the general structure, formatting and writing of research articles.

What to think about before you begin your research?
BioMed Central has published a useful series of ‘How to get published’ blog posts.

How to prepare a Micro-article
The micro-article is a template that scientists can use to identify their principal results.

Key writing tips
This module describes the development of a typical data-based research article from the planning stage to the completion of the final draft. It emphasizes scientific writing techniques, the structure of a scientific article and effective methods of scientific communication.

How to write a good qualitative paper
An author who wishes to publish a qualitative article has to overcome special challenges. This module provides advice on the principles used by editors and referees to evaluate articles and practical advice on how to write and where to publish qualitative studies.

How to write a scientific paper for peer-reviewed journals
This module describes the development of a typical data-based research article from the planning stage to the completion of the final draft. It emphasizes scientific writing techniques, the structure of a scientific article and effective methods of scientific communication.

How to use citations effectively, efficiently and appropriately
Citations enable verification of statements and acknowledgment of previous research. This module describes proper use and common abuses of citations. It discusses how to get cited. Finally, it analyses the limits of the Impact Factor.

How to determine who should be an author of a paper?
This module describes guidelines for determining authorship in scientific writing. It presents a procedure for determining authorship that authors can follow during the preparation and publication of an article. See also the EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators

Essay writing guide for students
This module helps students succeed with college-level writing assignments. It outlines how to brainstorm, draft, and revise papers, outlines common grammatical errors and offers a list of other valuable web resources.

How to write a review article
A brief presentation about writing a review article in 7 steps.

How to make your paper more accessible through self-archiving
A concise description of the benefits and principles of self-archiving in repositories or on personal servers.

How to write and publish a study protocol
This free, online module is offered by the BMJ.

How to prepare audioslides: sharing your research story for greater impact
AudioSlides are a great way to give readers your own perspective on the research you have done. Find out more on the Elsevier website.

How to check if sex and gender are properly reported in a paper
Sex and Gender Questions was published by the EASE Gender Policy Committee to encourage authors of scientific articles to check whether sex and gender are properly reported in their manuscript.