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Grammar and Writing

Poor language is a common reason for journal rejection. Access our resources on topics such as word choice in scientific writing; common mistakes in research papers; language tips to improve scientific writing; field-specific conventions when using terminology; the use of nouns, verbs, tenses, voice, punctuation marks, symbols, etc.; politically correct scientific writing; the use of punctuation marks; word reduction tips; and much more!
How to use tenses correctly in research papers
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In scientific writing, choosing the correct tenses is not as easy as it may seem to be in lay conversation. While writing a research paper, tense usage depends upon the section of the paper being written. This infographic will help you use the correct tenses for different sections of your paper's IMRaD format.
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Hello! I am an undergraduate biochemistry (pre-med) major and as part of my honors program, I need to do an undergraduate research project. I want to focus on the knowledge deficit around the cardiotoxicity of cancer therapies within the medical community and the subsequent need for cardiac oncology programs to promote better patient outcomes. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to format a paper to look at this. I've looked at countless studies and articles, I just don't know where to go...
  • Anonymous
  • Aug 14, 2017
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5 Mistakes to avoid in a physical sciences research paper
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This article includes pointers to help you pay attention to those details that often escape attention and avoid some obvious errors when intending to publish scientific writing or academic writing in the physical sciences.
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I was requested by an academic journal to publish my paper which was presented an international conference. However, my paper was already submitted to another journal and accepted. I am not sure how to decline this request. Please teach me how to write an English mail.
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 3, 2017
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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...
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I want to write that there are two articles that use the same stimulus and they find the same result. Which tense should I use?
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I am a non-native English speaker from Vietnam. I am a Chemical Engineering lecturer in Hanoi. I am trying to write a scientific research paper related to the chemical field, but it seems to me that I lack knowledge in using suitable grammar structure to express my ideas when describing the materials/instruments, and writing the abstract, results, and discussion parts. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to hearing your comments.
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As an author, it is quite difficult to write concisely. After all, you have so much to say! But when submitting your manuscript to a journal, you must ensure that you meet the required word count. Let us look at some areas you can focus on to keep your manuscript concise. Do you use any other techniques to reduce wordiness in your manuscript? Share your tips with us in the comment box below.
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As non-native speakers of English, we tend to prefer longer and fancier sentences when writing in English. For instance, if I search for the English translation of a Chinese term, I will get many options but would prefer to use the one that seemed most uncommon to show that my English is good. Does this apply to scientific writing? Do editors and reviewers prefer long sentences in an English paper or short ones?
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2015
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