SUBJECT CATEGORY : Computer Science Engg., Information Technology, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering ,Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering


By Amnesh Goel (Independent Researcher & Analyst, IJETAE, INDIA)

Very often many researchers ask How to write a research paper? Sometime it becomes a big problem to write a good research paper rather doing research itself. Researchers usually have question like :-

Perhaps these are very common and basic questions that strike into author’s mind. Don’t they? I remember days when I was struggling to write my first paper, and I was in the same position as of yours. Now, by experience earned in years, I would like to share Do’s and Don’ts that authors should keep in mind before writing good research paper.


Step 0 : Start
Step 1 : Study about your topic from sources available.
Step 2 : Try to write first concise abstract.
Step 3 : Compose Introduction
Step 3.1 : Don’t copy material from internet source.
Step 3.2 : Give proper reference to original author if referring to their content.
Step 3.3 : Include outline at the end of Introduction.
Step 4 : Provide good literature survey. Try to include survey of at least 5-6 paper.
Step 4.1 : Don’t copy direct content from original paper. Try to write paper in your own language.
Step 5 : Explain your research in subsequent sections like “Proposed work, Result” etc.
Step 6 : Conclude your paper with scope of further research.
Step 7 : Include genuine reference and link those reference in your paper so that reader can make sense out of your paper.
Step 8 : End


  1. Don't try to copy work directly from any source like internet, published research paper, book, blog and published articles. You should choose these sources for study purpose and to drive one idea, rather directly copy paste content from these source. Try to rewrite content from these sources in form of short summary with your own words instead of direct copy. Yes, sometimes you may encounter in such situations that forces you to copy content directly like formula, architectural model etc. So, in such cases, provide proper reference of original author and then elaborate formula, model in your own words. Avoid already published content and copyright material. Copying content directly from already published content increases plagiarism in your paper and that is not good for health of your paper.


  1. Don’t write paper as yourself using word “I” like (I am proposing, I am working, I did, I am doing etc). Try to use “We” instead of “I” like (We did this activity, We are proposing, We are working etc).
  1. Don’t use Blur images: Students generally try to copy image content directly from Internet source to avoid extra work but this introduces blurriness in your image. If content of image is not readable then try to redraw image by your own.
  1. Don’t use Copyright Images: Don’t include copyright images in your paper without proper consent of original author. Using any copyright material without consent of original author is a crime.
  1. Don’t try to write very lengthy abstracts. Don’t include every minute detail in abstract. It should be very concise and to the point at problem statement and your approach to solve that problem. Abstract should not be page long.
  1. Don’t try to keep your introduction very small and brief. If you have done good study then you can elaborate your problem nicely.
  1. Don’t include fake References: References helps reader to study more on particular context. So, don't try to include invalid or fake references. Students generally give very less priority to references and try to include them in hurry but in real, you should give proper references so that reader can make better sense out of your paper.



The Volume 3, Issue 12 of IJETAE will be published on
20 Feb 2014.