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1: Scientific writing
Reasons to publish
Rewards for being a good writer?
Making it happen
Achieving creativity
Thought, structure, and style
The thrill of acceptance
2: Getting started
Forming a plan
Choosing a journal
Uniform requirements
Instructions to authors
Standardised reporting guidelines
Authorship
Contributions
3: Writing your paper
Abstract
Methods
Results
Discussion
Summary guidelines
4: Finishing your paper
Choosing a title
Title page
References and citations
Peer review
Processing feedback
Checklists and instructions to authors
Creating a good impression
Submitting your paper
5: Review and editorial processes
Peer-reviewed journals
Revise and resubmit
Replying to reviewers’ comments
Handling rejection
Editorial process
Page proofs
Copyright laws
Releasing results to the press
Becoming a reviewer
Writing review comments
Becoming an editor
6: Publishing
Duplicate publication
Reporting results from large studies
Policies for data sharing
Fast tracking and early releases
Electronic journals and e-letters
Netprints
Citation index
Impact factors
7: Other types of documents
Letters
Editorials
Narrative reviews
Systematic reviews and Cochrane reviews
Case reports
Postgraduate theses
8: Writing style
Plain English
Topic sentences
Subjects, verbs, and objects
Eliminating fog
Say what you mean
Word order
Creating flow
Tight writing
Chopping up snakes
Parallel structures
Style matters
9: Grammar
Nouns
Adjectives
Verbs
Adverbs
Pronouns and determiners
Conjunctions and prepositions
Phrases
Clauses
Which and that
Participants are people
Word choice
Because
Levels and concentrations
Untying the negatives
Abbreviations
Spelling
Words matter
11: Punctuation
Full stops and ellipses
Colons and semicolons
Commas
Apostrophes
Parentheses and square brackets
Slashes, dashes, and hyphens
Punctuation matters
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