How to write a great research paper

How to write a great research paper


Simon Peyton Jones

This talk offers seven simple, concrete suggestions for how to improve your research papers. You may also find my talks on how to write a great research proposal and how to give a great research talk useful.

  • Powerpoint slides of the talk: PDF PPT (you should feel free to repurpose these slides for your own use as long as you acknowledge ownership)
  • Another video of the talk (shorter: 34 mins), Cambridge Computer Lab, Spring 2013, with thanks to Neil Dodgson for the editing and production.
  • Slides translated into Arabic (Suzan Alkhodair) and Japanese (KADO Masanori)
  • I have also collected a set of links to other useful material about technical writing, on the Other Resources tab

Other resources

Here are some pointers to other useful advice: