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The role and definition of authorship in scientific and medical publishing has become increasingly complicated in recent years. With a proliferation of collaboration and…
Authorship: An evolving concept
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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…
The basics of writing a statement of the problem for your research proposal
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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…
6 Article types that journals publish: A guide for early career researchers
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Many researchers indulge in what is known as ‘outcome switching,’ which means the trial report does not include outcomes that are part of the pre-registration, or…
How outcome switching is rendering clinical trials meaningless
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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…
A young researcher's guide to a systematic review
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As a PhD student, you must have invested months in collecting and analyzing data and writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation. Why not make optimum use of all this…
The basics of converting your PhD thesis into journal articles
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In my earlier post on authorship, I had discussed ICME guidelines that help researchers in deciding whether a contributor qualifies to be an author or not.
Deciding the order of authors on a paper
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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…
A young researcher's guide to writing a clinical case report
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Google Scholar is a tool researchers commonly use for conducting literature searches. This post shares eight great tips to help make your Google Scholar search more…
8 Winning hacks to use Google Scholar for your research paper
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Perspectives, opinion pieces, and commentaries are some short scholarly article types that journals publish. This article explains what each of these articles includes,…