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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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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? 
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  • 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
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I would like to publish my paper in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. The journal's guidelines advise authors to follow the APA style without giving any details such as document type, image format, article length, etc. It would be great if you advice me where can I get specified guidelines for this journal and some styles tips for APA.
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 8, 2015
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I am affiliated to both a hospital and a university. I have three questions about listing multiple affiliations in my paper: 1) When I write both my affiliations at the same time, which one should come first: the academic affiliation or the professional one? 2) When I list only my university as my affiliation, how should I write it? a. Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine or b. School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University 3) My organization, ‘Institute of Health Sciences’,...
  • Ahn
  • Nov 26, 2015
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It would be great if you teach me what is IEEE conference format and give some helpful tips to work on it.
  • Anonymous
  • Nov 18, 2015
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Formatting headings
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Why it is important to fomat headings clearly and consistently? This post explains how appropriately formatting the headings increases the readability and clarity of the paper.  
Convert non-SI units to SI units: psi, mesh number, and quintals
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Discusses the three non-SI units mentioned in the title (psi, mesh number, and quintals) and supplies appropriate conversion factors.
This post discusses the minutiae of expressing rates using negative exponents and the slash.
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This post discusses the minutiae of expressing rates (kilometres per hour, grams per litre, etc.) using negative exponents and the slash.
4 major style guides on labeling composite or multi-part illustration
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Learn about the minor stylistic differences in labeling the parts of a multi-part figure as specified in four major style guides.

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