Surgery Today

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 407–409 | Cite as

How to Write an English Medical Manuscript That Will Be Published and Have Impact

  • Amanda Tompson


English has become the international language in our world of learning. Yet to write a medical manuscript in a second language that is so difficult to master is a challenge for many doctors whose native language is not English. My aim is to convey that it need not be such a challenge if you follow a few simple rules based on the concept of “simplicity = clarity = effective communication.” Your aim is to publish important research findings and contribute to medical advancement; however, your paper will have impact only if the readers can understand it easily.

Key words

English manuscript Clarity Effective communication Native language Active voice 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Tompson
    • 1
  1. 1.English Script SupervisorSurgery TodayTokyoJapan

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