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Announcing the Manuscript Development Guide: Streamline Your Research Publication Process!

The Manuscript Development Guide (MDG) is an exciting new resource designed to simplify and optimize the manuscript development process for faculty researchers.


  1. Help new authors independently generate complete first drafts for review by co-authors, mentors, or other senior collaborators
  2. Demystify the process of writing manuscripts for publication
  3. Accelerate the pace of writing and submitting new manuscripts
  4. Increase the quality of manuscripts, thereby reducing the rejection rate

Streamline Your Manuscript Development:

Discover a hassle-free way to develop your research manuscripts with the Manuscript Development Guide

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Key Benefits:

  1. Step-by-Step Guidance:
    • The MDG provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidance on each stage of manuscript development. From crafting a compelling introduction to organizing your methods and results, it ensures you produce thorough and impactful publications effortlessly.
  2. Convenient and Accessible:
    • Access the MDG anytime, anywhere, and on any device with internet connectivity. Enjoy the convenience of a web-based platform and effortlessly enhance your research productivity on the go.

How to navigate the MDG

The MDG is structured as a self-paced learning tool to be completed on a timeline that suites the induvial learning. The sections of the training unfolder in the order of traditional manuscripts; however, you are welcome and encouraged to return to previous sections as needed dot reinforce concepts.

History of MDG

The Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL) Manuscript Development Guide (MDG) was created in 2005 by Dr. Matthew Kreuter and colleagues and has been delivered in-person to hundreds of early career scientists, graduate students, public health practitioners, state health departments, and research universities. Evaluations of the MDG demonstrated attendees’ increase confidence in writing a manuscript and 12-month follow-up evaluation show nearly all had submitted a manuscript.


With support from the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR), the HCRL has converted the MDG to an online format, to expand access to move investigators and practitioners across networks.