"One of the things you should always do before submitting a paper is read articles published by the journal to which you are submitting to get a sense of the conversations being had in its pages and to find a model for your own work."
[Overall, your planning should accomplish these goals:]
-Victoria Reyes, Inside Higher Ed, May, 2017
"Take some time before even writing your paper to think about the logic of the presentation. When writing, focus on a story that progresses logically, rather than the chronological order of the experiments that you did."
- Deborah Sweet, editor of Cell Stem Cell and publishing director at Cell Press
Handling qualitative data is not usually a step-by-step process. Instead, it tends to be an iterative process where you explore, code, reflect, memo, code some more, query and so on. For example, the graphic at left shows a path you might take to investigate an interesting theme.
(from QSR Website)