Advice on Writing Scientific Papers

As a research study nears completion, the researcher has to start thinking of the daunting task of writing and publishing it. Writing the first scientific paper is a complex task in itself, with extensive formatting (I advise using Latex for writing scientific papers), multiple revisions, and writing explanatory answers to the reviewers. There is lot of advice out there regarding how to write a good scientific paper, and here I am collecting a few resources which I have found very useful:

11 steps to structuring a science paper – Dr. Angel Borja:
https://www.elsevier.com/connect/11-steps-to-structuring-a-science-paper-editors-will-take-seriously

Writing the first draft of your science paper – Dr. Angel Borja:
https://www.elsevier.com/connect/writing-a-science-paper-some-dos-and-donts

How to write a scientific paper – Professor Werner Alpers:
Alpers – How to write a scientific paper

How to write a winning scientific paper – Dr. Gregory Lapin:
http://www.vavlab.ee.boun.edu.tr/courses/574/howtowrite.pdf

Writing Research Papers – Rice University:
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs/tools/report/reportform.html

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About WQ

I received my PhD (2013) in Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science at the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, under a Fulbright fellowship. Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Science at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan, where I have been a founding member of the Geospatial Research & Education Lab (GREL). My general expertise is in Remote Sensing where I have worked with various remote sensing datasets through my career, while for my PhD thesis I specifically worked on Remote Sensing using SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and Oceanography, working extensively on development of techniques to measure ocean surface currents from space-borne SAR intensity images and interferometric data. My research interests are: Remote sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery and interferometric data processing & analysis, Visible/Infrared/High-resolution satellite image processing & analysis, Oceanography, Earth system study and modelling, LIDAR data processing and analysis, Scientific programming. I am a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Forest Ecosystems, GIScience & Remote Sensing, Journal of African Earth Sciences, and Italian Journal of Agronomy. I am an alumnus of Pakistan National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC), an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a Fulbright alumnus, and the Pakistan National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). I was an invited speaker at the TEDxIslamabad event held in Nov., 2014. I've served as mentor in the NASA International Space App Challenge Islamabad events in April 2015 and April 2016.

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