As a scientist, you must excel at different skills, all at the same time. The lab work, data analysis, sitting in committees, faculty meetings, attending conferences and what not! Plus, publish papers and apply for grants. So, you are always under a tremendous pressure.It’s natural to get overwhelmed because scientific writing requires time, focus, and creativity. Writing at the last minute won’t give you a quality paper.Well, there are six strategies you can implement right now to s Read More
The purpose of writing a medical research paper is not only to tell the world about your research. It is to go beyond the mere presentation of facts and thoughts. You must reach out to the readers in a way that communicates your research effectively and helps them understand the issues at hand.There’s no point in writing a research paper if the readers can’t take away the most important message or the message you want to convey through your medical paper.
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A medical dissertation is the document of your research which you submit to get your doctoral degree. It’s a discourse on a particular research topic written as a part of an academic qualification.However, a medical dissertation is not only to get an academic degree but also the first research work you present to the world. It can also act as a turning point in your career and help acquire your dream job. Thus, it’s crucial to write a flawless medical dissertation.Choosing the right Read More
For an honest and scholarly scientific research, you must follow the ethics of research and good publication practices. All the reputed journals expect the authors to know and comply with the ethics in publication.Here, in this post, we discuss the two common and unethical publishing practices – duplicate publication and simultaneous submission, and how to avoid them with your manuscript.
1) Duplicate Publication
What is it?
When you publish a new paper similar to a published paper by a Read More
Statistics is a tool that helps you assess the relationship between two or more variables and evaluate the study questions. Bio-statistics utilises this tool to resolve problems in biomedical sciences. It enables the researchers to analyse the effectiveness of a new drug, know the causal factors of a disease, calculate the life expectancy of the patient, the mortality and morbidity rate in a population, etc.Though statistics is a primary tool in biomedical research, its misuse and abuse are Read More
The first and most important step in scientific paper writing is to choose your research question. You must choose a topic that will advance and add to the existing scientific knowledge. Even the journal editor won’t accept a paper that does not have a good research question.
The significance of a good research question:
A good research question:Gives the researchers more clarity on developing the study protocol, designing the study, and analysing the data.
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Imagine! You are a young scientist working on an interesting and trending topic of the year. You have discovered something awesome, something very significant. And now, you wish to publish your work so that the world comes to know about your discovery.But, most of the journals have rejected your article.How will you feel?The first thought strikes your mind, “I had submitted my manuscript to the reputed medical editor. So, why didn’t they recognise and encourage the worth of my pa Read More
What’s the purpose of medical manuscript writing? Or why do journals publish a research paper?To make the research known to their readers i.e. the researchers!However, most researchers read only a few journals regularly. And these are the journals that publish topics a researcher is interested in. For example, one who works on rheumatology will read the Journal of Rheumatology and no other journal. Besides these specific journals, researchers also read one or two multidisciplinary jou Read More
The rate of journal rejection differs across different journals. Irrespective of the rate, it’s very discouraging for the scholars who spend years planning their research, securing funds, compiling and analyzing data, and making sound conclusions to benefit their readers. Therefore, we recommend you to do your homework before submitting your manuscript to a journal for publication. You must know the journal’s standards, formats and its rejection rates.Also, knowing the common reasons for Read More
After spending months on writing a perfect research manuscript, you gather the courage to send it to a peer-reviewed journal. The ultimate test begins now as you wait for weeks or even months for a favourable response from the scientific journal editors.Finally, you hear from them. And it is good news! They haven’t rejected your work straight away but also not accepted it. They’ve asked for revisions.Anxiety, dread, terror, demoralization, confusion, rage, all such horrible feelings Read More