Medical Research paper writing

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Medical Research paper writing

  1. 1. Research Paper Writing & Publishing Dr.Nikhil Panse Plastic & Reconstructive Micro surgeon Pune,India. Contact: drnikhilpanse@yahoo.co.in
  2. 2. Why to publish? • Academic responsibility. • Academic growth. • Peer recognition.
  3. 3. How to publish? • Know – what is published! • Read literature, journals. • Attend conferences, interact with peers and faculty. • Maintain records and clinical images. • Review your records periodically. • Develop a research plan.
  4. 4. Types of manuscripts • • • • • • Review article. Invited CME. Original article. Case reports. Brief communication. Letter to the editor.
  5. 5. Writing for publication • Write for a specific audience. • Research the market. • Target the Journal. – Indexing-Pubmed. – Impact factor. – Subject specific. • Different from Thesis writing.
  6. 6. Writing Tips • • • • Use journal checklist, instruction to authors. Be simple and concise. Do not write complex sentences. Know your audience, know your subject, know your purpose of writing. • If your writing can be interpreted in more than one ways, its wrong. • Identify an ideal article from the selected journal.
  7. 7. Writing tips.. • Acknowledgement. • Use credits – Statistician,Photographer,etc.
  8. 8. Title • • • • Identify main issue of paper. Accurate, unambiguos,specific and complete. Does not have abbreviations. Attract readers.
  9. 9. Abstract • • • • • • Structured/Non-structured. Background/Motivation. Problem statement. Approach. Results. Conclusion.
  10. 10. Key words • Most relevant words must be used.
  11. 11. Introduction • Make general statements about the subject. • Present an overview of the current research project.
  12. 12. Body • How was the research question addressed(Material & Methods) • What was found(Results)
  13. 13. Discussion • Comparison of results with previously published studies. • Conclusions from the result with summary of evidence for each result. • Proposed follow up research paper.
  14. 14. References • Different systems define different formats of citing text.
  15. 15. Images and Animation • • • • • Good quality- are not pixilated. Identity of patient not to be revealed. Long term follow up. Images /Videos showing function. Video clips/animation images.
  16. 16. Identity not to be revealed when not necessary
  17. 17. Crop the unnecessary/unwanted backgrounds
  18. 18. Plagiarism.
  19. 19. Review process • Common causes of rejection: – Not adhering to journal formatting/word count/other guidelines. – Papers focus is not within the scope of the journal.
  20. 20. What does a reviewer look for? • • • • • Journals have their guidelines. Originality of work. Novelty of the concept. Coverage of relevant literature. Clarity of writing- readability, organisation,clarity of thoughts, technical quality of the paper. • Appropriate title and abstract.
  21. 21. • Sound conclusion and relevant discussion. • Length of paper relative to its usefulness. • Appropriate use of Clinical images.
  22. 22. Review process • • • • Accept. Modify- Major changes. Modify-Minor changes. Reject.
  23. 23. Most of our barriers are more mental than physical…….

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