Q: Can I repeat some of the important text in the table which I already wrote in the body of article?
It is said that there should not be data repetition, that is, what you have written in the text, should not be repeated in the table but what if I have to write some of the text in the table so that it is more meaningful? Can I repeat some of the same text in the table too?
It is true that text in the main body of the paper is best not repeated verbatim in the tables. However, numerical data cited in the main text would need to be collated in the tables; any specific or pertinent information can be placed as a footnote in the table.