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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.
How to choose a research question
Choosing a research question is clearly the first and most basic step to achieving publication success and advancing your career as a researcher. While many researchers stumble upon their research questions of choice through their own curiosity, many others find choosing a research question
A poster presentation is the perfect opportunity for you to highlight the importance of your research for people attending the conference. Posters are like billboards advertising a movie—they present in a nutshell the essence of a much larger venture. A poster presentation makes use of 
Many English-second language authors find it quite difficult to write concisely, because they cannot find appropriate words to substitute long phrases. In fact, conforming to a given word count limit is difficult for native English speakers as well because they usually have so much to say and 
Reporting p-values in scientific writing
In general, p values tell readers only whether any difference between groups, relationship, etc., is likely to be due to chance or to the variable(s) you are studying. According to most statistical guidelines, including
I conduct research in the field of epidemiology but my friend is a sociologist. She tells me to avoid the word “sex” and to use “gender” instead. But I can find many articles on PubMed that use “sex.” When is it correct to use “sex,” and when should I use “gender”?
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Writing an effective abstract
An abstract is like a movie trailer. It offers a preview, highlights key points, and helps the audience decide whether to view the entire work. Abstracts are the pivot of a paper because many journal editorial boards screen manuscripts only on the basis of the abstract. If your abstract
Finding the right research question is the first step to successful publication
A well formulated and clearly defined research question increases your chances of publication. Read for tips on how to map out a good research question. 
The active voice refers to a sentence format that emphasizes the doer of an action. For example, in the sentence “The mice inhaled the tobacco-infused aerosol,” the doer, i.e., “the mice” seem important. On the other hand, in the passive voice, the action being performed
Presenting your tables effectively
Here are some aspects of presentation that can help make your tables more attractive and the data, easy to understand: