How to write a manuscript for peer review

J Clin Apher. 2020 Aug;35(4):358-366. doi: 10.1002/jca.21797. Epub 2020 Jun 12.


Writing a manuscript for peer review is an art for which little formal preparation is provided during the education of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals. At the same time, publishing their work may be central to their career ambitions. This article provides an explanation of the purpose and expected content of the components of a peer review manuscript and advice regarding how to go about writing one. It aims to somewhat demystify the process of scientific writing and render it accessible to more members of the American Society for Apheresis.

Keywords: apheresis; plasmapheresis; publication; scholarly writing; scientific article.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Component Removal / methods*
  • Humans
  • Peer Review*
  • Publications
  • Publishing / standards*
  • Research
  • Research Personnel
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States
  • Writing / standards*