How to Write and Revise a Manuscript for Peer-Review Publication

  • Melina R. Kibbe


Writing is often regarded as an unfavorable or difficult task, and is frequently left to the last minute out of dislike, lack of confidence, or lack of know-how. However, writing can be fun, and the fruits of your labor can have substantial benefits. The purpose of this chapter is to convey to the reader why it is important to write, especially in academia, and why it is important to learn how to write and revise manuscripts well. Specifically, this chapter will address how to get started writing, including where and when to write and how to choose the appropriate journal, how to write a manuscript for peer-review publication, the order in which to write the manuscript sections, and provide detailed suggestions for how to write each section.


Manuscript Revision Writing Organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melina R. Kibbe
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  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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