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Getting published is crucial for success in biomedicine. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, you will find this book has fresh, practical tips on everyday issues. Based on the authors’ successful training courses and extensive experience of healthcare communications, this book will answer your questions and help you to avoid the most frequent problems and pitfalls. The book is designed to be very practical, and to be used when you are actually writing. It does not need to be read straight through from beginning to end before you get started. Instead, just dip into any chapter and you will find a range of tips relevant to the material you are working on right now.
The publishing process in science. What do you want to write? Understanding the publishing process. Authorship, ethics and best practice. Original research - what can be published? Selecting the right journal. Research papers and reviews: submitting your manuscript. Dealing with the editor’s and reviewers’ comments. Personal profile management. Writing the core sections of a research paper. Research papers and reviews: titles. Research papers: abstracts. Conference abstracts. Research papers: introduction. Research papers: methods. Research papers: results. Research papers: figures. Research papers: tables. Research papers: photographs. Research papers: discussion and conclusions. References. Checking your manuscript. Writing other scientific material. Review articles and book chapters. Theses and dissertations. How to write a book. Informal science writing. Fundamentals of scientific writing. Clear writing: sentences. Clear writing: words. Clear writing: paragraphs, headings and lists. Correct writing: common errors of grammar and idiom. Practicalities of scientific writing. Planning your writing. Overcoming writer’s block. Managing your time for writing and revising. More effective word processing. Useful software for writers. E-Resources for biomedical writers. Selected further reading. Appendix 1: Manuscript checklist. Appendix 2: Submission checklist.