8 steps before starting to write an academic paper

1. Should I be writing this article anyway?

 

2. How will I find the time?

 

3. Should I start writing what I can as soon as I can?

 

4. Who are my co-authors?

 

5. How will I know when I have done enough research?

 

6. Should I start with the title?

 

7. Should I decide now which journal I am submitting to?

 

8. How should I define success?

 

These questions formed the basis of an article published in the British Journal of Hospital Medicine in June 2017. A link to this article is below.

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