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Sections of a Paper Overview
Typically scientific journal articles have the following sections:
- Materials & Methods
Explore the Scientific Writing Guide for more information!
Additional Duke Resources
Scientific Writing Guide
Provides tips on writing the major sections of a paper and more.
Getting Published Guide
Links to EndNote, RefWorks, copyright information and various tools to assist those authoring manuscripts and papers.
Wiley Researcher Academy
Modular, self-paced online learning program for researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific publishing process. Note: Registration is required, but accounts are free.
Scholarly Communications @ Duke
Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues
Thompson Writing Program (TWP)
Helps students develop as writers and supports faculty who teach writing in a wide range of courses. TWP Writing Studio offers free, one-on-one writing consultations to Duke students.
Writing Groups for Postdocs
Inquire about writing groups for postdocs by contacting Kristine Glauber, Program Director for the Duke Office of Research Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gopen Writing Seminars
Held annually in October/November. Limited seats for fellow, postdocs, students, and staff.
Faculty Write Program
aims to advance faculty writing through workshops, retreats, writing groups, and consultations. Sponsored by the Thompson Writing Program.
Citation Management Tools
Citation management tools allow you to save, share, and annotate references as well as create citations and bibliographies. Popular citation managers include: