Photocopy the articles and number in order of greatest relevance.
Young investigators often finish the data collection and analysis phases of their projects flush with the enthusiasm of finally arriving at an answer, only to find that enthusiasm dwindle as they make their first attempts to write the manuscript.
Indeed, the number of abstracts presented at national meetings far exceeds the number of manuscripts that ultimately are published in the medical literature .
Your mentor should also be able to make a reasonable appraisal of the study and recommend a suitable target journal.
Identifying a target journal early in the process allows you to format the paper in accordance with the particular guidelines of that journal as you write.