Whether you are writing a group paper for a class or assembling a manuscript for publication, the role of author comes with a number of questions you will need to address, particularly if you are writing with others.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations:
Each journal, college, or instructor may have specific requirements as to how manuscripts should be written and cited. For journals, these can usually be found by searching the journal website. You may also want to consult the University of Toledo's compilation of Instructions to Authors.