Knowing when to capitalize increases the presentation value of a manuscript, so we’ve provided a list of recommendations for some of common issues and the correct use of capitalization in these cases.
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When writing a manuscript, the complexity of your research may not always make it easy to keep your text brief, but it is still important to express ideas clearly and succinctly, with a minimum of unnecessary words.
You know what you want to write about, but where to start? Creating an outline can give you structure and get you motivated to write. Here’s what to do.
It’s important to be aware of the different types of literature that exist and the variety of publication types within each class. It’s also important to honestly evaluate your work to determine what publication type is most appropriate for your study. Find out more here.
Promoting your article increases your presence and raises your profile within the academic community, as well as ensuring that your findings are out there and known about.
When you’ve prepared your outstanding research for publication, you need to choose a good journal. But there are unethical and so-called predatory journals out there, trying to trick you into using them. Here’s what to avoid.
Open access journals let the world see your research, ungated and with no payment needed. But there are some limitations as well. Read about the pros and cons.
It can be confusing to differentiate the role of ordinary author vs. corresponding author vs. guarantor. Let’s look at these key authorship roles and try and make sense of each of their responsibilities and who to list for each category on the manuscript.
It’s actually quite easy to find a reputable journal. Here’s what to look for to be sure you find the best place to publish your outstanding research.
“Which” and “that” are commonly confused. In some cases, they’re interchangeable, but usually, a comma or another fix, or a replacement, is needed. Read on to find out how to use them.
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.
There are grammar rules for citing past research. This is especially important in your introduction and when you’re reporting results. Take a quiz and learn more.
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.
Read this to clear up your confusion about incorrect nomenclature to describe changes in levels of genes, their mRNAs, or the proteins that they encode.
“As” is just two letters, and it can be used in a variety of ways. This can be confusing, but you can get it right. As New Zealanders say, “Sweet as!” Start with a quiz.
Which “which” is which? Arrgh! Let’s get to the grammar behind this word that many researchers confuse. Start with a quiz.
“Since”, “because”, “as”… all pretty much the same, right? Well, since you asked, how about a quick quiz?
“While” can mean “at the same time”, but, as is often true in English, there are more ways to use it. Learn them and you’ll sound even smarter. Start with this quiz.
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.
“That” and “who” – some are people and some aren’t. That’s the key to using “that” and “who”. Take a quiz to learn more.
“That” and “which” may sometimes be interchangeable in US and UK English, but there are key differences. Take a quiz and learn more.
Take a quiz on the correct use of “however”. It may not be as easy as you think.
We examine the difficulties ESL (English as a second language) authors face when trying to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals.
BioMed Central partnered with Edanz to produce this white paper showing the importance of English language editing of your research.
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