An inconsistent manuscript style and inappropriate presentation of the content hinder the legibility and comprehension, thus reducing the influence of a scientific work. In this essay, published in European Science Editing and reproduced here with permission, I describe common errors with style encountered in my editorial practice. These range from seemingly trivial errors with capitalisation and italicisation to complex mistakes involving the use of the apostrophe in eponymous terms. By addressing these inconsistencies, editors can ensure that papers are well presented and devoid of stylistic issues.
Pinto, Nikhil. "Common errors to look out for in medical papers." European Science Editing 39 no. 3 (2013)
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