It is important to be certain the quality and format of your research reports are of a high standard in order to ensure they have the best chance of being accepted for publishing in academic journals.
There are many elements and rules that make a good research report.
The Journal of Addiction has developed a checklist for helping potential contributors write up papers in the field of addiction.
West, Robert, John Marsden, Keith Humphreys, and Shane Darke. "A revised checklist for writing up research reports." Addiction 113, no. 9 (2018): 1567-1570.