Creating a draft of a scientific paper with Manuscript Writer

When you create your Premium account in SciNote, Manuscript Writer add-on will automatically be activated for you. The Create manuscript button will appear in the upper right corner of your SciNote dashboard:

Before starting, your data has to be organized in SciNote by Projects, Experiments, and Tasks. Tasks are parts of your experiment that contain data and will eventually become the Materials and Methods section, and Results section of your manuscript draft.

Please note: If you uploaded files to tasks, such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PDF, or similar files, Manuscript Writer will refer to those, but their content will not be included directly in the manuscript text. All this data will be included in the Materials and Methods part of the Manuscript.

To start, simply click the Create manuscript button on your project dashboard, and first, enter up to 20 DOI numbers of open access references, for example:

  • 10.1002/pro.85
  • 10.1007/s00253-010-2892-9
  • 10.1016/j.bbagen.2008.11.006
  • 10.1128/AEM.66.7.2853-2858.2000
  • 10.4172/2157-7471.1000168
  • 10.5423/PPJ.NT.06.2015.0121

In the next step add up to 10 relevant keywords, such as:

  • Ralstonia solanacearum
  • antibacterial
  • pathogenicity test
  • mushroom protein
  • higher fungi
  • L-amino-acid oxidase
  • Clitocybe geotropa

Keywords are important for SciNote Manuscript Writer to find additional relevant open access references related to the topic of your manuscript/research.

Last but not least, select a required project from a drop-down menu. In our case, this was a project called Mushroom inhibitors and the experiments this project contains. It might take from 1 - 24 hours for the draft to be generated and sent to your email as a Microsoft Office Word file (.docx). Please check your email periodically and don't forget to check the spam folder as well. 

The generated draft will include:
1. The introduction section with references – based on the DOI numbers of open access references and keywords of your choice.
2. Materials and methods section generated based on your project and experiments’ data in SciNote.
3. The results section, containing your saved results.

The discussion section is not included in the draft as it is the section that requires your unique understanding of the specific subject and experience to draw scientific conclusions. SciNote Manuscript Writer can gather existing data and prepare a valid draft, but it cannot draw new ideas, hypotheses, or conclusions out of it.

Please note that the aim of the draft is to give you a head start and in no way represents the final version ready for submission.

The number of drafts you can generate varies depending on the Premium plan you have. For more information about the Premium plans, please request a quote. 
If you did not receive your draft within a reasonable period of time or if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at