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A checklist to improve your writing - Volume 26, Issue

In this article, I provide a checklist of eight items to improve your writing. Several of the checklist items are discussed in detail in other articles in this issue of Medical Writing, although I provide explanations and  examples for each item. I…

Quality control: getting the best out of your review - Volume 21, Issue

In medical writing, quality control (QC) means ensuring that a document's content, style, and format are of high quality. This does not just ‘happen’ but is the result of a systemic QC review. These reviews are critical because mistakes can cause…

Manuscript Writing - Volume 21, Issue

Guidelines for manuscript writing: Here to help Although sometimes maligned, guidelines make manuscript writing easier and increase the chances of getting published. A good set of guidelines can be used as a checklist (many even include…

Good Writing Practice - Volume 21, Issue

The Good Writing Practice initiative was launched in the December 2010 issue of TWS1 by Alistair Reeves and Wendy Kingdom. The aim is to go beyond the classic style guide and provide advice on practical aspects of writing that make texts easier to…

Mind the gap – towards complete and transparent reporting of animal research - Volume 26, Issue

Several initiatives have been taken to standardise the reporting of animal studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as the ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) and GSPC (Gold Standard Publication Checklist)…

Writing Matters - Volume 21, Issue

Writing matters to medical writers … or at least it should. But sometimes we are more consumed with the content of a document than the writing itself. And some might even argue that detailed medical or scientific information cannot be written as…


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