The abstract is a short summary of your manuscript. It is extremely important that your abstract is well prepared and sufficiently represents your paper, because the abstract is often the only part of paper that will be read.
Even native English speakers make lots of English mistakes. For ESL/EFL speakers, it’s even harder to get it right. But in science you MUST use precise, correct English. Do you know your 3 magical Cs? Find out here.
Ensuring your paper has the highest possible chance of being sent out for peer review by the academic editor is the first part of the publishing process. English quality and readability are therefore very, very, very important!
scientific writing tends to be more formal and traditional, so sentences beginning with and or but should be avoided altogether. How about sentences beginning with “due to”, “because”, or “however”? Find out here.
Articles (a, an, the) are adjectives that modify nouns. If they’re used incorrectly the reader may wonder if you’re referring to a specific thing or to a non-specific item or category. Here’s how to get them right.
Don’t let choosing the right grammatical tense make you tense. This is one of the trickier parts of grammar, especially in scientific writing; but once you master it, you’ll be working at a more mature and sophisticated level.