How to avoid common errors in writing scientific manuscripts

Abstract

When writing scientific manuscripts, many important details are left a side which many times causes the rejection of the manuscript from high impact journals. Scientific writing is a combination of a comprehensive literature search and study, collection of statistical data, and a clear and concise structured writing, while avoiding common and known errors. The knowledge and implementation of basic rules of style, structure, and presentation when writing a scientific paper increase the chances of success and ultimately publication. This article aims to contribute with the existing information on how to recognize and avoid common errors for a successful scientific writing and consequently being published.

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Maiorana, F.A., Mayer, H.F. How to avoid common errors in writing scientific manuscripts. Eur J Plast Surg 41, 489–494 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00238-018-1418-z

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Keywords

  • Scientific writing
  • Common errors
  • Obstacles
  • Writing skills