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Know Nos of Scientific Writing

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:36+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: |

Scientific work is very precise and this can only be reflected when the write-up about such work is also precise. The idea such a document conveys is the meticulous effort that a scientist invests.  Knowing some of the causes that could trip you or lull you into a false sense of having written up a good [...]

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Get your ‘Title’ right!

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:36+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: |

You have written up a good paper with excellent work and some really interesting findings, but do you really need to bother about the title of the article?  Will the work not stand on its own merit? Does it still need an alluring title? The answer to all above questions is a definite YES! [...]

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Formatting Documents: Worth-While or -Less?

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:46+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , |

The thought of formatting any document usually brings on a sense of a huge and generally unnecessary task, imposed on one by authority. But one couldn’t be more wrong in harbouring such a sentiment. Formatting results in a document that is well presented (not taking into account the scientific /technical content) and generally urges the reader [...]

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Create Catchy and Descriptive Titles

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:47+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , |

Attract your readers! By readers I mean not only researchers who will read your published paper, but also the editor of the journal where you submit your manuscript, and the peer reviewers who will judge the quality of your work. The first aspect of your publication your readers come across is the title. So writing a catchy title will hook your [...]

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Your checklist before manuscript submission

By | 2015-02-23T17:59:24+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: |

You have written-up your results, have a great discussion, thought provoking hypothesis and a brilliant introduction. You have gone through endless drafts, bounced ideas off your co-authors and finalised your manuscript. But is your manuscript ready for submission yet? We have outlined a few additional things-to-do, which will ensure your manuscript is to a very high standard. [...]

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Write your results first!

By | 2014-08-22T11:36:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Scientific Writing Tips|Tags: , , |

You’ve completed your experiments, have a great story to tell and have a rough idea of your conclusions. You now want to write it all up and submit it- journal or thesis. For some researchers writing the manuscript or thesis is an uninteresting, if not a cumbersome task; it takes time away from what they enjoy doing [...]

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

By | 2018-02-20T12:05:33+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 | 2018-02-20T12:05:45+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 | 2018-02-20T12:05:53+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 | 2018-02-20T12:06:05+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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