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Scientific writing: Comma usage in "if-then" sentences

In scientific writing, I have seen a few sentences where a comma has been placed after "then". For Example: "If I have to type then, I need to switch on my system." And in some other cases, the comma is placed before "then." ...

January 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
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Which personal pronoun should be used in a single-author paper?

I am writing a single-author paper. I have used "we" in many places in my writing. Will this be considered grammatically incorrect? I am not sure if I should use "I" throughout the paper as this might sound arrogant or egotistical. Ple ...

January 12, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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Is it possible to find out the identity of a reviewer?

I submitted my paper to a journal a few months ago. The paper was rejected, but one of the peer reviewers gave me extremely valuable comments which can help me improve the paper substantially. Is there any way I can find out the identity of this reviewer? ...

March 5, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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What does the status "Evaluation recommendation" mean?

I submitted my paper to a journal more than a month ago. The editor emailed me saying he cannot get in touch with the reviewers I recommended, so he asked me to suggest other reviewers. After I re-recommended reviewers, the status changed from "Under ...

March 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
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How long will the status of my paper show "Under Review?"

The current status of my paper is "Under Review." I would like to know how long it will take for the review process to complete. How long should I wait before sending an inquiry to the editor? 7211 reads Submission and Peer Review journal status ...

March 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
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How to draft the authorship contribution statement

The journal requires that I should provide an "Authorship Contribution" statement when I submit my paper. But the journal website does not provide any template or guidelines about this. What should I do? How can I ensure that the authorship cont ...

May 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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