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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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"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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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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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,...
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 11,870 views

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