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Style and Format

Writing a manuscript is not just about getting the language and grammar right. It is also about the way in which you format your research paper, prepare various sections in your paper, follow subject-specific conventions with regard to using words, symbols, or terminology, cite your sources, follow the relevant style guide, etc. This section will help you with useful tips on various aspects of manuscript preparation.
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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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Hello! I am an undergraduate biochemistry (pre-med) major and as part of my honors program, I need to do an undergraduate research project. I want to focus on the knowledge deficit around the cardiotoxicity of cancer therapies within the medical community and the subsequent need for cardiac oncology programs to promote better patient outcomes. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to format a paper to look at this. I've looked at countless studies and articles, I just don't know where to go...
  • Anonymous
  • Aug 14, 2017
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"Occupational Health Risk Assessment of cardiometabolic Profile among Construction Workers in Enugu Nigeria" - This is the title of my paper. Do you think it is good? 
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Dear Sir, we would like to apply for EI indexation. However, there is one requirement which we cannot understand: "The title should have references in Roman script." Could you please clarify the meaning for us? We appreciate your kind help. 
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Once data sets have been made publicly available along with a publication (as required nowadays by several publishers), what are you expected to do if you intend to reuse them for a purpose other than what was done by the authors? Do you need to inform the authors of what you intend to do beforehand? Or it is enough to refer to the original work in the bibliography?
Survey: Using the Chicago Manual of Style effectively
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Confused about how to use the Chicago Manual of Style or Scientific Style and Format when preparing your manuscript? We will soon host a video prepared by experts from The University of Chicago Press, who will explain how to use these manuals and about free trials and subscriptions. You can send them any questions you have beforehand, and they will try and address them in the video itself!
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?
  • Anonymous
  • Aug 5, 2016
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Why you shouldn’t rely on p values
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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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