February 20, 2015
It is important to have a clear idea about the different types of articles that you can publish in journals. This will help you understand the ways in which you can disseminate your work and identify what kind of article would be suitable for your study.
This article explains what an original article is and how you should go about writing one. It provides detailed guidance on every aspect of writing an original article - from selecting a research question to doing a literature search, organizing the manuscript in a well-defined structure, and fomatting it according to journal guidelines.
Many journals publish literature reviews as standalone articles. Literature reviews, along with systematic reviews and meta-analyses come under the broad category of review articles. This article deals with literature review as an article type, exlaining the different approaches to a literature review and providing basic guidelines on its structure and organization.
Systematic reviews are regarded as the best source of research evidence. A systematic review is a rigorous review of existing literature that addresses a clearly formulated question. This article aims to guide you on the different kinds of systematic review, the standard procedures to be followed, and the best approach to conducting and writing a systematic review.
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about academic writing and publication. If you get all questions right, you get the right to brag about it to your colleagues. Answers to all questions are in the series: A guide for early career researchers.
A clinical case report or case study is a means of disseminating new knowledge gained from clinical practice. Clinical case reports are the first-line evidence in medical literature as they present original observations. This article provides detailed guidance on how to identify, write, and publish a case report.
Clinical trials are an important research tool for advancing medical knowledge and healthcare. This article aims to guide you through all the different aspects of a clinical trial: from the types and phases of a clinical trial to designing a protocol, registration of trials, the ethical issues involved, and finally the elements of a clinical trial manuscript. Since clinical trials involve research conducted on humans, it follows a rigorous procedure to ensure the safety and protect the rights... Read more
September 02, 2015
Perspectives, opinion pieces, and commentaries are some short scholarly article types that journals publish. This article explains what each of these articles includes, what the usual journal requirements for such articles are, and how they should be structured.