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Maximizing Chances of Publication

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To maximize the chances of publishing scientific texts, such texts need to be clear and concise and provide all the necessary information, highlighting novel aspects of the studies they describe. Composing a scientific paper in this manner, whether in your native language or another language, can be challenging. However, the process can be greatly facilitated by approaching the task systematically, armed with knowledge of the order in which information should be presented and where references should be cited. Between them, the authors have written or edited more than 4,000 scientific papers. Using their combined experience, they provide a systematically structured way in which a paper can be composed, starting from brief statements about key aspects of any scientific study, regardless of its complexity. In addition, they cover other forms of written and electronic communication, including reports, reviews, e-mail, Twitter ‘tweets’, Facebook profiles and website material and dealing with referees’ objections. This chapter introduces the themes.


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Blackwell, J., Martin, J. (2011). Maximizing Chances of Publication. In: A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing. Springer, New York, NY.

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