Research article writing is a skill and, like any other skill, needs to be practiced and honed. No matter how elegant we think our prose, there is always room for improvement. But you may wonder: why do I need to improve my writing – I write perfectly well?While we may write so WE can understand our own academic writing, there is always someone else who needs to read it. Most importantly, colleagues, journal reviewers, and grant committees. Confused writing can anger journal reviewers (and editors), leading to major revisions or even rejection.The following are 10 tips for improving your research article writing, and your overall success as a researcher. If you cannot properly communicate your research, then you cannot get funded, published, or acknowledged.