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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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My research methodology is about the customers' perception of service quality of immigrant orientated restaurant in Cape Town. How can I frame a suitable title for this?
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I am a non-native English speaker from Vietnam. I am a Chemical Engineering lecturer in Hanoi. I am trying to write a scientific research paper related to the chemical field, but it seems to me that I lack knowledge in using suitable grammar structure to express my ideas when describing the materials/instruments, and writing the abstract, results, and discussion parts. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to hearing your comments.
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What are the procedures or most the important things I must do to write a proper summary?
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I am writing a thesis that consists of two chapters. There is a separate discussion per chapter. I have to conclude my thesis with a global discussion. The question is, can I repeat myself in the global discussion section?
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Clinical trials constitute a critical stage of clinical research and it is important to understand what clinical trials are and what forms they take. In this slide deck, we will tell you more about the types and phases of clinical trials. The idea is to help you form a basic understanding of clinical trials. This is a two-part series and the next segment will focus on the things you must remember when preparing to publish a clinical trial manuscript. Coming soon - Part 2: Things to remember...
What is the first step of research paper writing? Preparing an outline. If you have a research outline ready before writing, you will be able to effectively organize and present all the information and ideas you collected during your research. A research outline will also help you write in a clear, organized manner without missing anything. This video shows you how you can create an outline for a research paper that follows an IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion)...
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As an author, it is quite difficult to write concisely. After all, you have so much to say! But when submitting your manuscript to a journal, you must ensure that you meet the required word count. Let us look at some areas you can focus on to keep your manuscript concise. Do you use any other techniques to reduce wordiness in your manuscript? Share your tips with us in the comment box below.
Graphical and video abstracts are the way forward as they suit the changing digital media and communication landscape
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With the evolving digital media landsape, scientific communication is changing to adapt to the needs of a new age audience. Graphical and video abstracts are fast gaining traction as innovative ways of marketing one's research. This article discusses how visual abstracts can help drive traffic to and maximize the outreach of your article and provides tips on how to create them. 
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A literature review is a critical summary of all the published works on a particular topic. Most research papers include a section on literature review as part of the introduction. However, a literature review can also be published as a standalone article and is a particularly useful format for early-career researchers who want to start their publication journey. These slides will help you grasp the basics of writing a literature review. For more detailed advice, read A young researcher's guide...
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When I read through an introduction of an original article by author S(2001), I found it a good source for my literature search. For instance, I came across the following paragraph: “Research has typically addressed modelling and imagery as separate and distinct process. However, several investigators have noted that modeling and imagery are actually quite similar (Druckman & Swets, 1988; Feltz & Landers, 1983; Housner, 1984; Mccullagh & Weiss, 2001; Ryan & Simons, 1983; Vogt,...
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