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Title Reporting and Publishing Research in the Biomedical Sciences / Peush Sahni, Rakesh Aggarwal, editors.

Published Singapore : Springer, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource
Contents Intro; Foreword; Editors' Note on the Revised Edition; Editors' Note; Preface; Tribute to Professor S.R. Naik: A Scientist and Communicator; Contents; 1: The IMRAD Structure; 1.1 Is There a Need for a Format?; 1.2 Components of IMRAD; 1.3 Advantages of IMRAD; 1.4 Limitations of IMRAD; 1.5 Which Journals Do Not Follow This Style?; 1.6 Other Sections; References; 2: The Introduction Section; 2.1 How to Write the Introduction; Reference; 3: The Methods Section; 3.1 Contents and Organization; 3.2 The Beginning: Overall Study Design; 3.3 The Main Body.
3.3.1 Characteristics of Study Subjects3.3.2 Interventions or Exposures; 3.3.3 Measurement of Outcomes; 3.4 Statistical Methods; 3.5 Ethical Considerations; 3.6 Language and Grammar; 3.6.1 Example 1; 3.6.2 Example 2; 3.7 Use of Tables and Figures; 3.8 Use of References; 3.9 Special Situations; 3.9.1 Laboratory Studies; 3.9.2 Randomized Clinical Studies; 3.9.3 Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews; 3.10 Summary; References; 4: The Results Section; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Three Components of Results; 4.3 Contents; 4.3.1 Study Subjects and Groups.
4.3.2 Flowchart for Study Subjects4.3.3 Results of Various Measurements; 4.3.4 Numerical Data; 4.3.5 Statistical Aspects; 4.4 Tables; 4.5 Figures (Graphics); 4.5.1 Photographic Images; 4.5.2 Line Diagrams; 4.5.3 Graphs or Data Charts (Pie and Bar Charts, Line Graphs, Scatter Plots and Maps); 4.5.4 Preparation of Graphs; 4.5.5 Use of Geographical Maps; 4.5.6 Graphics Containing Molecular Data; 4.5.7 Figure Legends; 4.5.8 Precautions While Submitting Figures; 4.6 Pitfalls to Avoid; References; Suggested Reading; 5: The Discussion Section; 5.1 Length; 5.2 Components.
5.2.1 Summary of Main Results5.2.2 Compare Results to Earlier Studies; 5.2.3 How Strong Is This Study?; 5.2.4 How Convincingly Has the Question Been Answered?; 5.2.5 Strengths; 5.2.6 Limitations; 5.2.7 Generalizability; 5.2.8 Implications; 5.2.9 Conclusions; 5.3 Final Thoughts; References; 6: The 'Argument Matrix': A Structured Method to Write and Organize a Manuscript; 6.1 Rationale; 6.2 Preliminary Work Before Getting Started on a Paper; 6.2.1 Tables and Figures; 6.2.2 Preparing for an Oral Presentation; 6.2.3 Feedback on Preliminary Presentations.
6.3 Preparing the Argument Matrix6.3.1 Framing the General Message; 6.3.2 The Life Cycle of Scientific Investigations; 6.3.3 The IMRAD Structure; 6.3.4 Mapping the Life Cycle of Scientific Investigations to the IMRAD Structure; 6.3.5 Building the Argument Matrix; 6.4 The High-Level Outline; 6.5 Different Ways to Use the Argument Matrix Approach; 6.6 Summary; Appendix 1: Abstract; Risk Factors for Typhoid in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India: Evidence for Practical Action; Appendix 2: High-Level Outline.
Summary 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.
Other author Sahni, Peush, editor.
Aggarwal, Rakesh, editor.
Subject Medical sciences.
Medical research personnel -- Reporting to.
Medical writing.
ISBN 9789811070624 (electronic bk.)
9811070628 (electronic bk.)
9789811070631 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-981-10-7062-4

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