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A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplines by
Publication Date: 2014-10-16
The Manual of Scientific Style by
Publication Date: 2009-04-27
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends determination of the authorship using criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception and design, acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data.
- Drafting and revising it critically for significant intellectual content.
- Approving the final version to be published.
- Accepting accountability addressing and resolving any issues about integrity of the research study.
Information for Authors
Additional information on article publication at the Article Publication library guide.
Publication Standards Resources
Writing style template
Graphics creation, formatting, editing
- MS World
- SPSS, SAS, STATA
Citation creation, style, formatting
Plagiarism check and duplication
- Crossmark - information on access and status (corrections, updates, retractions) of published literature
- Cross-Ref - detect identity of publications published by publisher
- DOI - digital object identifier provides information on articles published by journals
- Plagiarism detection tools (e.g. Itheticate, Plagiarism Checker, Turnitin, and other)
- Creative Common Licenses
- Copyright transfer agreement
- Requesting permission
- Descriptive - abstract consisted of information without description of major facts or results
- Informative - structured abstract consisted of introduction, methods, results, and conclusions
- Unstructured - paragraph style abstract
Grammar, spelling, punctuation
- Stedman, T. L. (Ed.). (2017). Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Venes, D. (2013). Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary. FA Davis.
- Stedman, T. L. (2005). Stedman's Medical Eponyms. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Dorland's dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations. (2016). Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier
- Jablonski, S. (2008). Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations. Elsevier Health Sciences.
- Moon, S., Pakhomov, S., Liu, N., Ryan, J. O., & Melton, G. B. (2014). A sense inventory for clinical abbreviations and acronyms created using clinical notes and medical dictionary resources. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(2), 299-307.
- Hunter, T. B., & Taljanovic, M. S. (2003). Glossary of medical devices and procedures: abbreviations, acronyms, and definitions. RadioGraphics, 23(1), 195-213.
Writing & Editing Software
- Overleaf LaTeX - free software for the technical and scientific writing
- ProWritingAid - writing and editing software (require subscription)
- Grammarly - free and licensed writing and editing software
- Writers Diet - free online tool on writing readability
- The Hemingway Editor - free online application used to assess the readability and writing style.
Note that the use of digital tools as help in writing and editing might result in over-simplification, choppy sentences and require an understanding of the research and study principles, which might disagree with the digital tools' results.
- CARE Writer - online application useful for organization and formatting of case report
- Benson, Philippa J, and Susan C. Silver. What Editors Want: An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing. 2013.
- Cargill, Margaret, and Patrick O'Connor. Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps. 2013.
- Day, Robert A, and Barbara Gastel. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2006.
- Gustavii, Björn. How to Write & Illustrate a Scientific Paper. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- Hames, Irene. Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2007
- Katz, Michael J. From Research to Manuscript: A Guide to Scientific Writing. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2006.
- MacDonald, N. E., Ford-Jones, L., Friedman, J. N., & Hall, J. (2006). Preparing a manuscript for publication: A user-friendly guide. Paediatrics & Child Health, 11(6), 339–342.
- Matthews, Janice R, John M. Bowen, and Robert W. Matthews. Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- Rabinowitz, Harold, and Suzanne Vogel. The Manual of Scientific Style: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009.
- Vallejo, M. Y., Acosta, A., & Palacio Correa, G. (2012). Authorship of scientific articles within an ethical-legal framework: quantitative model. Universitas Scientiarum, 17(3), 315-329.
- Ahmed, S. M., Maurana, C. A., Engle, J. A., Uddin, D. E., & Glaus, K. D. (1997). A method for assigning authorship in multiauthored publications. Family Medicine-Kansas City, 29, 42-44.
- The Online Writing Lab (OWL), Purdue University
- Knight, K. L., & Ingersoll, C. D. (1996). Structure of a scholarly manuscript: 66 tips for what goes where. Journal of athletic training, 31(3), 201–206.
- Paiva CE, Lima JP, Paiva BS. Articles with short titles describing the results are cited more often. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012;67(5):509-13.
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