Writing the paper (pre-tenure)
Keep them simple
Intro: 3 paragraphs
Methods: short as possible
Results: They tell a story.
Put your most important
figures first. Limit figures to
Discussion: Dont speculate too much (and dont
combine with Results section)
Avoid reviews (they are not original research)
Work out a plan for first and last authors, and
inclusion of co-authors
Try to avoid publishing with your advisor once
you are done with dissertation work.