Writing Research Papers
During a PhD, it’s likely you’ll be expected to write a research paper. Publishing work can be a great way to improve an academic CV and promote yourself as an early career researcher. You might also present your findings at a conference, where you can further network and promote your area of expertise.
But writing a paper is not easy and can take a lot of background work. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and follow some key steps.
What is a research paper
A research paper is a publication of your own argument in a particular field of study. Whether you are a single or co-author, it should present a well-researched perspective on a relevant academic debate.
The purpose of a paper is to critically engage with a topic and present your own thoughts formed after a period of study on a relevant source base.