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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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I want to write the background of my study. Can you give me any tips or guidelines?
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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?
Expressing rates
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This article explains some points of style in scientific writing related to using negative exponents in expressing rates.
Inserting author-year citations in research papers
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What are the correct ways of including citations into the text of research papers? This article illustrates two ways of inserting citations into research papers depending on what is being emphasized---the names of authors or their findings.
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I have written a paper and plan to submit it to an SCI journal. In my paper, I have cited some literature from Chinese journals. Will it affect the chances of my paper getting accepted? It is acceptable to use Chinese references in international publications?
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  • Aug 5, 2016
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What do you need to know before and while working on a clinical trial? This slide deck tells you more about the things you need to remember when preparing to publish your clinical trial, from developing a research protocol and getting informed consent from study participants to registering your trial and preparing a clinical trial manuscript. Related reading An introduction to clinical trials (Part 1: The basics)  A young researcher's guide to a clinical trial What every medical researcher...
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I am going to do work with a weight loss product in which the main ingredient is conjugated linoleic acid. "Evaluation of conjugated linoleic acid in fat reduction and its association with c-reactive protein" Is this a suitable title for my article?
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I have finished writing my paper and plan to submit it next week. However, I'm totally confused about creating keywords. Which keywords will be most effective for my paper? Are there any fixed rules to be followed for creating these? Also, how many keywords are required for an original research article?
  • Anonymous
  • May 31, 2016
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P value is the most commonly reported statistic in research papers, and yet is widely misunderstood and misused. Recently, the American Statistical Association (ASA) released the “Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values,” outlining six principles pertaining to appropriate use and interpretation of p values, which this article will discuss. 
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I want to submit to BMC Medical Genetics, but after checking their submission guideline, I didn't find any reference instructions. What should I do? 
  • Anonymous
  • May 5, 2016
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