So, you’ve performed the research, worked out the complicated data and statistics, and are ready to finally write your research article. But what is the best way to put your story into words? Is it enough to just put down the data in words?
Writing a research article is one of the myriads of ways to communicate your research to a wider audience. This audience can include other experts in your field, but also people who are from other fields and only know the basics of your research. If your research is on a topic that is popular in the public sphere, like nanotechnology or biomedical engineering for example, your audience can even include people with no expertise in scientific terms and jargon（専門用語）, and people whose first language is not English. In fact, as more and more people are developing an interest in research, the audience that a research paper receives is wider than ever before. What’s more, writing even goes beyond research papers these days, with avenues like press releases, videos, and infographics being increasingly chosen to share research information.
In such a scenario, how do you get your story across in a way that is accessible to all these different types of audiences?