One of our most common researcher questions has to do with which tense to use in academic writing. Think about your readers. When you read a paper you experience it in real-time, so want to read as much of it as possible in easy-to-understand first-person active English: Simple present tense is your friend!

Post by Gareth Dyke, Editor-in-Chief of Biosis: Biological Systems (Published by EAPG), and Historical Biology (Published by Taylor and Francis).