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The title, abstract, and keywords are one of the most important elements to publication success. A negligent or sloppy attitude towards these three vital elements in the…
How to write an effective title and abstract and choose appropriate keywords
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One of the most basic and important aspects of a research paper is the title. Writing the a research paper title may seem a simple task, but it requires some serious…
3 Basic tips on writing a good research paper title
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Tables and figures are used in research papers to effectively present detailed results and complex relationships, reduce the length of the manuscript, and enhance…
Tips on effective use of tables and figures in research papers
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It is rare for a single researcher to publish a paper all by herself or himself; most research papers have several or many authors, and the average number of authors for…
Using "et al." for in-text citations in research papers
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In general, p values tell readers only whether any difference between groups, relationship, etc., is likely to be due to chance or to the variable(s) you are studying…
The correct way to report p values
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An abstract is like a movie trailer. It offers a preview, highlights key points, and helps the audience decide whether to view the entire work. Abstracts are the…
A 10-step guide to make your research paper abstract more effective
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Scientific writing often uses a few Latin phrases, either abbreviated (etc. for et cetera and et al. for et alii) or spelt out (in vitro, in vivo, in situ). Should they…
Latin phrases in scientific writing: italics or not
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Although English uses an elaborate system of tenses, simple past and simple present are the most common tenses in research papers, supplemented by present perfect and…
Using past and present tenses in research writing
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Novice researchers are often discouraged from using the first person pronouns I and we in their writing, and the most common reason given for…
Is it acceptable to use first person pronouns in scientific writing?
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This article demonstrates how you can write a good title for your research paper by following five simple steps.