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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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Which of the following expressions is correct? 1. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3a is a member of the suppressor of cytokine signaling family and it has been shown to be involved in physiological stress of zebrafish. 2. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3a is a member of the suppressor of cytokine signaling family. It has shown that it involves in physiological stress of zebrafish. 3. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3a is a member of the suppressor of cytokine signaling family. It is shown...
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Please help me write a title. The topic is: Having less apparatuses in laboratory, that is why lots of activities/experiments could not be done.
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In a Masters thesis, is “Introduction” the name of Chapter 1? Does it refer to the entire Chapter 1 or is it a subheading inside Chapter 1 which has its own body like the Rationale and Statement of the Problem? What exactly does the Introduction and Background of the Study include? How do we write the Introduction and Background of the study? Is there a format (sequential arrangement of the contents) for writing the Introduction and Background of the Study?
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Which format is preferable in the following example? p = 0.05、p=0.05、p =0.05 p < 0.01、p<0.01、p <0.01 n = 100、n=100、n =100 11.0 < Hb < 14.0、11.0<Hb<14.0、11.0 <Hb <14.0、11.0< Hb <14.0 My supervisors have differing opinions on this, and every time I have to spend time for making these corrections. It affects the number of the words also, so I am troubled when creating the abstract with a restriction on the number of words. Is there a common rule for use of space...
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 3, 2017
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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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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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