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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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Title of Study (Please state the title of your study in a brief and concise manner, as the title of a thesis or an article.) (Maximum 30 words) this question came from Turkish master program scholarship
6 Unnecessary comma errors to avoid in your research paper [Infographic]
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Did you know that most comma errors you make in while writing your research paper could be easily avoided? This infographic shows the top six comma errors authors frequently make while writing research papers. As a bonus, we've also added a bunch of research-related examples to help you understand how you can avoid these errors when writing your manuscript.   
How to cite an article: Quick tips on Vancouver and Harvard styles in citations
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In writing a research paper, you mention, or cite, papers written by other researchers. For example, instead of describing in detail the method you used, you simply provide a reference to a paper that offers the required description in detail; when you make a claim, you need to support it by citing publications. But how exactly do you cite, or refer to, another paper? Two of the most popularly used styles of citation in research papers are Vancouver style and Harvard style. This article focuses...
APA Style cheat sheet: How to cite a journal article using APA Style
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This interactive infographic will provide you with a step-by-step cheat sheet of how to cite a journal article in the APA style. It will systematically explain which elements of each source you must include in your reference list and also the sequence in which they must appear. 
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How do I write a problem statement for my thesis? The topic is “Influence of poverty on moral development.”
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I am going to write an article which is complementary to my previous paper. I would like to know what kind of structure this second article should follow. I suppose I do not have to prepare the Literature Review section as it has already been described in the previous study.
Ethical authorship: Notes from the diary of a journal editor
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At the beginning of each scholarly article, beneath the title, is a list of the authors. We get so used to writing our name, together with the names of our co-authors that we seldom give it much thought. Being listed as the author - or one of the authors - of a published paper is important for your credibility as a researcher; you are judged by the number and quality of your publications. They help you to advance in your profession, to secure research funding, and with invitations to contribute...
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What is the meaning of "hypthesis"?
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I have understood that the "Research Question" is a very important issue, and I have prepared my statement. But I don`t know in which section of paper have I to present it. May you please tell me in which section of paper, do I have to write my research question statement?
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  • Dec 27, 2017
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I recently read somewhere that the Results section should report the results for each method that you have used and discussed in the Methods section. But I always thought that the results should be contained within the "analysis of the data", from data reduction, data display and verification. Please advise.
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  • Dec 27, 2017
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