For class papers, look again at the assignment instructions and fill out the following checklist. Look for any specific requirements, e.g. that you reference a certain paper, use a certain framework, or include a certain data set. For journal articles or conference paper submissions, go to the website and find the “Submission Guidelines” or “Author Guide” section of the page. For example, the journal Nature has a “For Authors” section linked in their top navigation bar of their website. Most journals will have formatting guidelines only, but double-check the journal’s Focus and Scope to make sure your paper is the right fit.
once you have found your requirements, it’s time to make a checklist. You can use the sample below or make your own.
Now that you have made your checklist, quickly scan your draft to see if you have fulfilled all of these requirements.