How to write a scientific article: a step-by-step guide for beginners

Writing a scientific article is quite a challenging and even overwhelming project. To help you in this process we have translated and adapted the article Writing a scientific article: A step-by-step guide for beginners by F. Ecarnot, MF Seronde, R. Chopard, F. Schiele, N. Meneveau, published in the European magazine Geriatric Medicine. Although it is an article published in a journal from another branch of science, its content is very useful and applicable in the field of psychology. The article includes tables and a mental map that we prepare at Psyciencia so that your article has everything it needs to be approved by the scientific journal that you send it to or in your research project at the university. How To Write A Reflection Paper?

The article was translated and edited by David Aparicio, Alejandra Alonso, and María Fernanda Alonso. We thank Fabián Maero for sending us the original version in English.

When authors invest a lot of time, energy, and often money in their research, they often become emotionally invested in their work. They are naturally convinced of the value of their research and its importance to the scientific community. However, it can be difficult to step away from the subjectivity that goes hand in hand with deep involvement in the work and thinks clearly about the best way to present it so that it is clear and understandable so that others, probably non-experts in your field, they can also appreciate the importance of their findings. 

Even today, the old adage “publish or perish” still holds true. Many young researchers are under pressure to produce scientific publications, in order to improve their career prospects, to justify funding applications, or as a requirement for university degrees such as master’s degrees or doctoral theses. Despite this, young PhDs often do not have much (if any) training in the art of writing a scientific article. For physicians in particular, the clinical workload can be such that scientific research and writing are seen as secondary activities that are not an immediate priority and to which they can only devote small amounts of time on an irregular basis with this in mind, we present here a step-by-step guide to writing a scientific article., which can be applied to the vast majority of scientific disciplines. We’ll start by outlining the main sections of the article, and then we’ll describe in more detail the most important elements that should appear in each section. Finally, we will also give some suggestions for the abstract and the title of the article. This guide is intended to help young researchers with little writing experience create a quality draft, which can then be distributed to co-authors and lead supervisors for further refinement, with the ultimate goal of journal publication. scientific. It is certainly not exhaustive, and many excellent resources can be found in the existing literature 1-7 and online 8.