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Norovirus (winter vomiting bug): life cycle, pathogenicity and prevention

By | 2017-11-13T12:46:27+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: General Science|Tags: , , |

Its winter and the winter vomiting bug is back in action. The bug’s scientific name is Norovirus and is the main cause of  acute gastroenteritis worldwide. You surely would have experienced the effects of this bug, especially if you have children going to school! If you want to know more on what this bug is all [...]

Active Voice v/s Passive Voice: The Right ‘Voice’ will Help you be Heard!

By | 2014-08-07T16:06:46+00:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

The ‘Voice’ of your literary work can determine its readability. In the past, most researchers used the passive voice in their scientific writings, as if it were a norm. However, the use of active v/s passive voice in scientific writing is more a matter of choice for the researcher. Over the years, the use of active [...]

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What do journal editors and reviewers look for in a research manuscript?

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:48+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , , |

Scientific journals receive numerous research manuscripts for publication consideration. The journal editors skim this pool of research papers, and with the help of reviewers, approve a set of manuscripts for publication. […]

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Tune your publications to achieve clarity and brevity

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:48+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Scientific writing carries a lot of technical information and research arguments, which if not explained clearly and simply, could confuse the reader. The more assertively, clearly and briefly you present your thoughts to your readers, the easier it is for them to comprehend your arguments. Hence, the three main aspects to consider while writing your research [...]

Sentence Construction: The Base of a Strong Research Argument

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:49+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , , , |

A sentence is a collection of words which is arranged in a logical fashion, thus conveying a meaning. The way these words are arranged in a sentence depicts their relationship with each other. Hence, in order to clearly convey your thoughts to your audience, it is imperative that the right word, word sequence and punctuation be [...]

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Give a ‘personal’ touch to your research arguments

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:49+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: |

A research argument is the dialogue you, as a researcher, have with a prospective reader, through your research article, where you present and explain your research findings. The quality of your work will partly, if not fully, be judged based on how you present your findings. The more precise, clear and simple you present your arguments, [...]

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Structure of a Scientific Paper Made Easy

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:50+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Scientific publications are an indispensable part of a scientist’s life. Sharing one’s research findings with the world is an exciting and enriching experience. As much pleasure a publication may bring to a scientist, the process of scientific writing and publication may seem an uphill task to a budding researcher. Anyone new to the research field may [...]

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