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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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If the word limit is defined as “within 200 words,” should the numbers in numbered references also be counted?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11, 2018
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I know each journal has specific formatting requirements for submitted manuscripts.  Where can I find the correct article format for a specific journal?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 27, 2018
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How to cite an article: Quick tips on Vancouver and Harvard styles in citations
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In writing a research paper, you mention, or cite, papers written by other researchers. For example, instead of describing in detail the method you used, you simply provide a reference to a paper that offers the required description in detail; when you make a claim, you need to support it by citing publications. But how exactly do you cite, or refer to, another paper? Two of the most popularly used styles of citation in research papers are Vancouver style and Harvard style. This article focuses...
APA Style cheat sheet: How to cite a journal article using APA Style
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This interactive infographic will provide you with a step-by-step cheat sheet of how to cite a journal article in the APA style. It will systematically explain which elements of each source you must include in your reference list and also the sequence in which they must appear. 
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Hello there, I have a question regarding the author instructions/submission guidelines of journals and I hope someone here can provide me with some insights! In the last weeks I was reading many different author instructions of different journals in order to check the reference style they use. In many cases I have noticed that the reference style actually used by a journal differs from the style given in the reference instructions of that journal. Sometimes the differences are small like that...
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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?

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