1. The IMRAD Structure
2. The Introduction Section
3. The Methods Section
4. The Results Section
5. The Discussion Section
6. The ‘Argument Matrix’: A Structured Method to Write and Organize a Manuscript
7. Writing an Abstract
8. Title, Keywords and Cover Letter
9. References and Bibliographic Software
10. Copyright Issues
11. Letters, Editorials and Book Reviews
12. Case Reports and Case Series
13. Books and Chapters in Books
14. Beyond Substance: Grammar, Syntax and Style
15. Authorship and Acknowledgements
16. How to Choose the Right Journal
17. Manuscript Preparation: The ICMJE Recommendations
18. Reporting Guidelines: A Framework for Clarity and Transparency
19. Open Access Journals
20. Electronic Publishing
21. Editorial Process and Peer Review
22. Conflicts of Interest
23. Redundant Publications
24. Scientific Fraud and Other Types of Scientific Misconduct
25. Podium Presentation: Planning, Preparation, and Delivery
26. The Poster
This book eases the task of converting research work into a manuscript, and covers the recent developments in publishing that often stump budding researchers.
Few researchers in the biomedical sciences are trained in the essential skills of reporting their results, and they seek help in writing a paper that will be acceptable for publication in the ‘right’ journal, and in presenting their results ‘effectively’ at a meeting. As well as covering the basic aspects of preparing manuscripts for publication, the book discusses best practices and issues relating to the publication of biomedical research, including topics such as peer-review, authorship, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, publication misconduct, electronic publishing and open-access journals. With more than two decades of experience in conducting workshops on writing scientific papers, the editors have brought together the expertise of 29 authors from seven countries to produce this one-stop guide to publishing research in biomedical sciences.
This book is intended for young researchers who are beginning their careers and wish to hone their skills and understand the rigors of research writing and publishing.
• Acts as one-stop guide on how to publish your research in clinical and biomedical research
• Written by global experts on various topics in scientific research publishing
• Includes topics such as scientific fraud, podium presentation and the poster
• Provides link to some useful resources on biomedical research publishing
• Dr. Peush Sahni is a gastrointestinal surgeon at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has been involved in journal editing for the past three decades and is currently Editor of The National Medical Journal of India. He is also the President of the Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors and is actively associated with the World Association of Medical Editors. He has taught workshops on writing of scientific papers, peer review and journal editing for many years.
• Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal is a gastroenterologist-hepatologist at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. He is an active researcher and has published numerous research papers, review articles, editorials and book chapters. He has been involved in journal editing for more than two decades and is currently the Editor of a major journal in his specialty. In addition, he has been involved in teaching at workshops on research methodology, writing of scientific papers, peer-review and journal editing for several years.