Good scientific writing is essential to career development and to the progress of science. A well-structured manuscript allows readers and reviewers to get excited about the subject matter, to understand and verify the paper’s contributions, and to integrate these contributions
into a broader context. However, many scientists struggle with producing high-quality manuscripts and are typically untrained in paper writing. Focusing on how readers consume information, we present a set of ten simple rules to help you communicate the main idea of your paper. These rules are designed to make your paper more influential and the process of writing more efficient and pleasurable.
Rule 1: Focus your paper on a central contribution, which you communicate in the title
Rule 2: Write for flesh-and-blood human beings who do not know your work
Rule 3: Stick to the context-content-conclusion (C-C-C) scheme
Rule 4: Optimize your logical flow by avoiding zig-zag and using parallelism
Rule 5: Tell a complete story in the abstract
Rule 6: Communicate why the paper matters in the introduction
Rule 7: Deliver the results as a sequence of statements, supported by figures, that connect logically to support the central contribution
Rule 8: Discuss how the gap was filled, the limitations of the interpretation, and the relevance to the field
Rule 9: Allocate time where it matters: Title, abstract, figures, and outlining
Rule 10: Get feedback to reduce, reuse, and recycle the story
Details of the rule is in attachment.