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Manuscript Preparation

All academic authors should prioritize familiarizing themselves with the specifics of manuscript formatting because a well-written, well-structured research paper has higher chances of journal acceptance. However, the road leading to manuscript submission is relatively long and could be rather confusing for uninformed authors or those lacking relevant guidance. There are many things you need to focus on when writing a manuscript, e.g., grammar usage, flow of content, proper use of technical terminology, etc., all of which contribute to the how a particular paper and its author are perceived. Here, you will find helpful tips and resources on all aspects of academic manuscript writing--grammar, language, style, format, manuscript structure, and preparing tables and figures. The idea is to help you understand how to write a high-impact research manuscript.
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Should the keywords of the manuscript not overlap with the words used in the title? I have ever heard so, while I also heard that the important words should not be avoided even if they are used in the title. What is the general manner?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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The question has been asked in view of PhD thesis writing.
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I submitted a paper for publication in a journal some years ago. The reviewer report suggested I should not end the article with a recommendation, but instead it is better to write the implication of the paper. I disagreed with the statement. After this my paper was rejected.
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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As I was browsing for literature reviews, I came across one article without an abstract. Is it acceptable?
  • Anonymous
  • Aug 25, 2017
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How to find relevant literature in your research area
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Conducting a literature review is an essential part of getting a manuscript publication-ready. But you may sometimes find that there aren’t too many journal articles in your specific research area. You might be looking at a research question that not many others or no one has studied or written about before. So what should you do? This article offers 5 tips to help you through such a predicament.
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I would like to know how tables and graphs are interpreted while we do literature review. How far could it be understood fom GDP, GNP, Gini coefficient graphs?
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How can I write a good problem statement for my research paper? The topic is food safety in the school feeding scheme.
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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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A cover letter introduces your submission to the target journal’s editors and gives them a brief overview of its contents and major details. As such, your cover letter should function as a sales pitch to the journal editors. In other words, it needs to sell the notion of why your manuscript deserves to be published in their journal and also how it matches the scope of their journal. This SlideShare will tell you everything you need to know in order to write a great cover letter for your...

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