Your title is the first thing anyone who reads your article is going to see, and for many it will be where they stop reading. Learn how to write a title that helps readers find your article, draws your audience in and sets the stage for your research!
Welcome to the PLOS Writing Center
Your source for scientific writing & publishing essentials
A collection of free, practical guides and hands-on resources for authors looking to improve their scientific publishing skillset.
Learn how to prepare each of the key components of a research article from start to finish.
Discover how to navigate the peer review and publishing process, beyond writing your article.
Reputable journals screen for ethics at submission—and inability to pass ethics checks is one of the most common reasons for rejection. Unfortunately, once a study has begun, it’s often too late to secure the requisite ethical reviews and clearances. Learn how to prepare for publication success by ensuring your study meets all ethical requirements before work begins.
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