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Manuscript Preparation

All academic authors should prioritize familiarizing themselves with the specifics of manuscript formatting because a well-written, well-structured research paper has higher chances of journal acceptance. However, the road leading to manuscript submission is relatively long and could be rather confusing for uninformed authors or those lacking relevant guidance. There are many things you need to focus on when writing a manuscript, e.g., grammar usage, flow of content, proper use of technical terminology, etc., all of which contribute to the how a particular paper and its author are perceived. Here, you will find helpful tips and resources on all aspects of academic manuscript writing--grammar, language, style, format, manuscript structure, and preparing tables and figures. The idea is to help you understand how to write a high-impact research manuscript.
Writing a statement of the problem for a research proposal
The first and most important step in any research is to identify and delineate the research problem. However, many researchers find this task difficult. This article is a step-by-step guide to writing a statement of the problem for your research proposal.
What is the importance of keywords in a research paper?
One of the most important components of a research paper is its title. The title is the first thing readers, even the journal editor and reviewer, see when they come across a research paper. Not only should your title be attractive but it should also capture the essence of your research. Watch this video to learn how you can create the perfect research paper title. Also, if you'd like to know more about how you can prepare a well-structured manuscript, watch this video about creating an outline...
I did not exactly understand this paragraph: "Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid" Does it mean its mandatory to pay once my paper is accepted or just when my paper is printed ? Is it...
Dear Sir, we would like to apply for EI indexation. However, there is one requirement which we cannot understand: "The title should have references in Roman script." Could you please clarify the meaning for us? We appreciate your kind help. 
Once data sets have been made publicly available along with a publication (as required nowadays by several publishers), what are you expected to do if you intend to reuse them for a purpose other than what was done by the authors? Do you need to inform the authors of what you intend to do beforehand? Or it is enough to refer to the original work in the bibliography?
The editor of my manuscript has asked me to improve my English. Specifically, he/she mentioned that I had misused the word "the." In some places, "the" was not used or was used wrongly.
The Chicago Manual of Style is commonly used by authors writing academic manuscripts as it contains detailed guidelines on various aspects of writing as well as language and grammar. This video, prepared and presented by The University of Chicago Press, is an introduction to The Chicago Manual of Style. It is geared toward writers, students, librarians, businesses, and anyone interested in using the Manual to support their work. First, it gives a general overview of the Manual and explains how...
Hi, I always find it difficult to choose which previous research papers should be cited. For example, if my research is about a particular gene in a certain disease, should I include all the past works regarding the gene in this disease? Some of the past works are those published in the 1970s, and others have less convincing data due to the small sample size and/or poor study design. Is it ok to pick the most scientifically convincing and pertinent papers and ignore and not cite the others? Or...
Survey: Using the Chicago Manual of Style effectively
Confused about how to use the Chicago Manual of Style or Scientific Style and Format when preparing your manuscript? We will soon host a video prepared by experts from The University of Chicago Press, who will explain how to use these manuals and about free trials and subscriptions. You can send them any questions you have beforehand, and they will try and address them in the video itself!


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