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: 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 […]

Manuscript Tips: Reusing a Previously Published Image

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. Once you have secured permission to reuse a copyrighted image, chances are you’ll need to find a high-resolution copy for the intended publisher to use in your manuscript. So what qualifies as […]

Manuscript Tips: Permissions

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. If you find an image, graph, table, or other previously published material that you want to use in your own paper or presentation, you’ll very likely need to acquire permission to do […]

Manuscript Tips: Abstracts

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. Summing up an entire study or research project into about 250 words can be challenging. Whether you’re submitting an abstract to a conference or writing one for a manuscript, here are some […]

Manuscript Tips: Affiliations, Part 2

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, medical and scientific editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. It’s another tip on writing your affiliation(s)! When noting an affiliation, such as on the title page of a manuscript, think largest to smallest: University, Department, Division, Section. Because […]

Manuscript Tips: Affiliations, Part 1

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, medical and scientific editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. Use full and correct department and division names. When listing an affiliation on a manuscript or any other professional document or presentation, make sure to list the […]

Manuscript Tips: Create a Title Page

The following is the first in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, medical and scientific editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. If you’re a new writer, one of the first things that can be overlooked in preparing a manuscript is the title page. If you know which […]

From the Editor: Getting started getting published

I recently spoke at a residents’ noon conference about the basics of manuscript writing. Although residents are encouraged to write and submit papers, it may be a daunting task for those without a lot of writing experience. My goal was to provide tips for writing and organizing a paper, and to help with deciphering some […]