Rejected! Now what?

Every author gets rejected. What to do with a rejection can be challenging. Do you revise or immediately resubmit elsewhere? The answer depends mostly on what sort of reasons you were (or were not) given for a rejection. Immediate rejection is usually due to one of a couple of reasons. The first and most common […]

Manuscript Tips: Submission Process

The following is the final installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. For those who are fairly new to manuscript writing, or for those needing a refresher, I thought a review of what happens to papers after submission might be helpful. While I have […]

Manuscript Tips: Effective Figures, Tables, and Graphs

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially relevant to manuscripts or any type of visual presentation (such as posters or PowerPoint presentations), when word count […]

Manuscript Tips: Miscellany

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. This series of posts has presented advice and instructions for the major parts of a manuscript, from the title page all the way through to the conclusion. But after the painstaking finalization […]

Manuscript Tips: References

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Next up in this manuscript writing series is the last major component of a paper – the references. There may not be a more difficult aspect of writing a manuscript than getting […]

Manuscript Tips: Conclusion/Summary

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. The final piece of a manuscript that authors may find a bit challenging is writing a compelling and succinct conclusion. As I always recommend, be sure to check your target journal’s instructions […]

Manuscript Tips: the Discussion

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. As perhaps the most important section of a manuscript—whether a case report, bench-side experiment, or a comprehensive meta-analysis—the discussion section generally requires the most time and effort. Although a discussion of your […]

Manuscript Tips: Materials and Methods

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. As I always recommend, be sure to check any author instructions about the formatting or even the naming of a Materials and Methods (M&M) section. Some journals might ask for this section […]

Manuscript Tips: The Introduction

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Different types of manuscripts require different types of introduction sections. For example, an introduction to a book chapter should be vastly broader than one for a case report. Before starting this section, […]

Manuscript Tips: Keywords

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Here are a few tips for choosing keywords or key terms when submitting a manuscript or meeting abstract. Some journals and abstract submission forms provide a list to choose from during the […]