Some do’s and don’ts of manuscript preparation
In this 4-minute video snippet, Bruce Dancik sums up the bare essentials that a manuscript must have in order to make it comprehensible for the reader/referee. He also points out a few things that should be avoided in a manuscript and explains what kind of a balance the author needs to achieve while preparing his/her paper.
This video is a part of an interview series in which Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief, NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, at the 54th Annual Meet of the Council of Science Editors, held in Maryland, Baltimore, from April 29 through May 3, 2011.
Also read this article about how you can structure your manuscript to communicate your ideas effectively.