Research Paper Technical Writing and Editing
“Increasing the chances of a research manuscript to be
accepted for publicati...
Why think of publishing a research work?Why think of publishing a research work?
 intellectual curiosityintellectual curi...
The Status of Neurology Research in the Philippines
Collantes EV, PhilJNeurol vol 9 no 2 (Nov 2005)
740 submitted research...
The Status of Neurology Research in the Philippines
Collantes EV, PhilJNeurol vol 9 no 2 (November 2005)
740 total # of su...
Outline of this presentation:Outline of this presentation:
1.1. Increase the awareness of the PNA Fellows on the presentIn...
Choosing the right biomedical journal for
the publication of researches:
wide circulation, preferably beyond the
local/reg...
PhilJNeurol
 wide circulation, preferably beyond the
local/regional geographical area
 “always think big!”
 “always go ...
Philippine Journal of NeurologyPhilippine Journal of Neurology (PhilJNeurol)(PhilJNeurol)
 regularly publishedregularly ...
Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)
 a project of the WHO Western Pacific Regional
Office in collaboration with ...
Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)
 WPRIM will be deployed and hosted with the
index medici of other WHO Region...
Western Pacific Region Index MedicusWestern Pacific Region Index Medicus
(WPRIM)(WPRIM)
Goal:Goal:
The creation of an onli...
WHO-WPRIM Philippine Focal TeamWHO-WPRIM Philippine Focal Team
PCHRDPCHRD
(February 2006)(February 2006)
>140 local medica...
Philippine Journal of Neurology (PhilJNeurol)Philippine Journal of Neurology (PhilJNeurol)
MOAMOA  partnership with the ...
How to increase the chances of a research paper to be accepted
for publication in a biomedical journal
Preparing a manuscr...
What constitute a good title?What constitute a good title?
““fewest possible words thatfewest possible words that
adequate...
Analyze the evolution of this title:Analyze the evolution of this title:
““The effects of a neuroprotectant in Stroke”The ...
Title and AuthorshipTitle and Authorship
SyntaxSyntax
• most grammatical errors in titles aremost grammatical errors in ti...
Avoid:Avoid:
 use of abbreviationsuse of abbreviations
 chemical formulaechemical formulae
 hanging titleshanging title...
Title PageTitle Page
(ICMJE)(ICMJE)
1. Title of the article1. Title of the article
2. Author/s name (with the academic deg...
AuthorshipAuthorship
Participation in the research processParticipation in the research process
 each author should have ...
AuthorshipAuthorship
ContentContent
 each part of the contenteach part of the content of the paper andof the paper and ea...
AuthorshipAuthorship
Contributors who “do not justify” authorshipContributors who “do not justify” authorship
 contributo...
AbstractAbstract
Abstracts are the only substantive portion of the article indexed in many
electronic databases, and the o...
• length and structure vary by journal, should follow
the title page
• should not be more than 200 words
(some journals: n...
Sample structured Abstract
Endovascular Coiling for Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm
Objective: To present the clinical outc...
• Define the problem being studiedDefine the problem being studied
- Background info on what is currently- Background info...
What should a good introduction contain?What should a good introduction contain?
Look for:Look for:
1.1. a background on t...
Avoid:
1. “book description” of the subject
 impertinent information
 lack of relevant info on the subject
2. excessivel...
“…should include information that was/were
available at the time the plan or protocol for the study
was written.”
“… all i...
Guiding principle: how and why the study was doneGuiding principle: how and why the study was done
Look for:Look for:
a. r...
Look for :Look for :
e. study proceduree. study procedure
copies ofcopies of IRB or ERB approvalIRB or ERB approval
Random...
Look for:Look for:
h. for drugs, use generic names followed by theh. for drugs, use generic names followed by the
trade na...
Look for:Look for:
1. demographics and outcome measures1. demographics and outcome measures
2. results!!! (continuous vari...
• use tables if there are many categoriesuse tables if there are many categories
- no need to state in the textual part of...
Sensitivity
(%)
Specificty
(%)
Plasma
ELISA
Acute 84 40
Convalescent
89 50
HI test 68 18
CSF
ELISA 84 40
Cell IFA 58 20
Ta...
… it is useful to begin by summarizing briefly the main findings,
then explore possible mechanisms or explanations for the...
Look for:Look for:
1.1. generalizations derived from the resultsgeneralizations derived from the results
2.2. limitations,...
Avoid:Avoid:
1.1. Repetition of the statements resultsRepetition of the statements results
2.2. Too verbose, theoretical t...
PhilJNeurol’s “Instructions to Authors”PhilJNeurol’s “Instructions to Authors”
Avoid:Avoid:
o personal communicationsperso...
Submitting the paper to the PhilJNeurolSubmitting the paper to the PhilJNeurol
Submission LetterSubmission Letter
(printed...
Summary:Summary:
In order to get the better chances of getting yourIn order to get the better chances of getting your
work...
Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in aManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in a locally...
Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in anManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in an
inter...
Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in theManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in the
Phi...
Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in theManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in the
Phi...
Outline of this presentation:Outline of this presentation:
1.1. Increase the awareness of the PNA Fellows on the presentIn...
PhilJNeurol Editorial BoardPhilJNeurol Editorial Board
Dante P. Bornales, MD, MHPEdDante P. Bornales, MD, MHPEd
Editor-in-...
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  1. 1. Research Paper Technical Writing and Editing “Increasing the chances of a research manuscript to be accepted for publication” June 6, 2008 Dante P. Bornales, MD, MHPEd, FPNA Editor-in-chief, Philippine Journal of Neurology
  2. 2. Why think of publishing a research work?Why think of publishing a research work?  intellectual curiosityintellectual curiosity  contribute in the local andcontribute in the local and global health care delivery systemsglobal health care delivery systems  disseminating information to the greatest number ofdisseminating information to the greatest number of readersreaders  to assure utilization in the healthto assure utilization in the health sciencessciences  ““publish or perish!!”publish or perish!!”  value of documenting one’svalue of documenting one’s workwork  personal and professional growthpersonal and professional growth
  3. 3. The Status of Neurology Research in the Philippines Collantes EV, PhilJNeurol vol 9 no 2 (Nov 2005) 740 submitted researches to the PNA (1989-2004) Only 10% were published (8.5% in various local journals; 1.5% international journals)
  4. 4. The Status of Neurology Research in the Philippines Collantes EV, PhilJNeurol vol 9 no 2 (November 2005) 740 total # of submitted researches to the PNA (1989-2004): Only 10% were published (8.5% in various local journals; 1.5% international journals)  lack enthusiasm/support to publish the research outputs?  quality of research materials?  lack of knowledge and rigorous “technical” training on research paper writing?
  5. 5. Outline of this presentation:Outline of this presentation: 1.1. Increase the awareness of the PNA Fellows on the presentIncrease the awareness of the PNA Fellows on the present status of the PhilJNeurolstatus of the PhilJNeurol  where is our journal now?where is our journal now? 2.2. Using the PhilJNeurol evaluation standards and theUsing the PhilJNeurol evaluation standards and the guidelines of the ICMJE, discuss the technical details ofguidelines of the ICMJE, discuss the technical details of research paper writing and editingresearch paper writing and editing  what to look for in a manuscript for it to bewhat to look for in a manuscript for it to be worthy of publicationworthy of publication 3.3. Enumerate some operating procedures on matters aboutEnumerate some operating procedures on matters about “duplication of publication”“duplication of publication”
  6. 6. Choosing the right biomedical journal for the publication of researches: wide circulation, preferably beyond the local/regional geographical area  “always think big!”  “always go global” established peer review system published regularly accepted and generally referenced
  7. 7. PhilJNeurol  wide circulation, preferably beyond the local/regional geographical area  “always think big!”  “always go global”  established peer review system  published regularly  accepted and generally referenced
  8. 8. Philippine Journal of NeurologyPhilippine Journal of Neurology (PhilJNeurol)(PhilJNeurol)  regularly publishedregularly published  circulated locally and in the ASEAN regioncirculated locally and in the ASEAN region  peer-reviewed journal with an established “blind” peerpeer-reviewed journal with an established “blind” peer review processreview process  published papers are uploaded in thepublished papers are uploaded in the WPRIMWPRIM Uniform Requirements for ManuscriptsUniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical JournalsSubmitted to Biomedical Journals (International Committee of Medical Editors, ICMJE)(International Committee of Medical Editors, ICMJE)
  9. 9. Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)  a project of the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in collaboration with several institutions in its member states  this is the region’s contribution to the Global Health Library (GHL) initiative which aims to extend to all - the benefits of the knowledge that is essential to the fullest attainment of health
  10. 10. Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)  WPRIM will be deployed and hosted with the index medici of other WHO Regions, at the Global Index Medicus portal under the Global Health Library platform, where searches can be conducted individually or simultaneously through federated search engine
  11. 11. Western Pacific Region Index MedicusWestern Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)(WPRIM) Goal:Goal: The creation of an online index of medicalThe creation of an online index of medical and health journals published in member statesand health journals published in member states of the WHO Western Pacific Region whichof the WHO Western Pacific Region which cancan be accessed on the internetbe accessed on the internet thus ensuringthus ensuring global accessibilityglobal accessibility of medical and healthof medical and health researchresearch done in the regiondone in the region..
  12. 12. WHO-WPRIM Philippine Focal TeamWHO-WPRIM Philippine Focal Team PCHRDPCHRD (February 2006)(February 2006) >140 local medical and health journals>140 local medical and health journals 18 journals selected on the basis of regularity of issues18 journals selected on the basis of regularity of issues and peer review processand peer review process 13 journals were finally chosen to be included in13 journals were finally chosen to be included in the database uploading for WPRIMthe database uploading for WPRIM PhilJNeurolPhilJNeurol was includedwas included
  13. 13. Philippine Journal of Neurology (PhilJNeurol)Philippine Journal of Neurology (PhilJNeurol) MOAMOA  partnership with the PCHRDpartnership with the PCHRD 79 research articles and abstracts in the79 research articles and abstracts in the PhilJNeurol from 1991 to 2006 November arePhilJNeurol from 1991 to 2006 November are already uploaded in the WPRIM websitealready uploaded in the WPRIM website databasedatabase http://wprim.wpro.who.inthttp://wprim.wpro.who.int
  14. 14. How to increase the chances of a research paper to be accepted for publication in a biomedical journal Preparing a manuscript for submission to a biomedical journal Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (International Committee of Medical Journals Editors, ICMJE; updated Feb 2006) Title and authorshipTitle and authorship AbstractAbstract IntroductionIntroduction MethodsMethods ResultsResults Discussion and ConclusionDiscussion and Conclusion ReferencesReferences
  15. 15. What constitute a good title?What constitute a good title? ““fewest possible words thatfewest possible words that adequately describe the contentsadequately describe the contents of the paper”of the paper” Common errors:Common errors: too shorttoo short too longtoo long poor syntaxpoor syntax Title and AuthorshipTitle and Authorship
  16. 16. Analyze the evolution of this title:Analyze the evolution of this title: ““The effects of a neuroprotectant in Stroke”The effects of a neuroprotectant in Stroke” ““Preliminary findings on the effects of a neuroprotectant inPreliminary findings on the effects of a neuroprotectant in Stroke”Stroke” ““Preliminary findings on the effects of Citicholin on the size ofPreliminary findings on the effects of Citicholin on the size of ischemic penumbra in cases of Stroke”ischemic penumbra in cases of Stroke” ““Preliminary findings on the effects of Citicholin on the size ofPreliminary findings on the effects of Citicholin on the size of ischemic penumbra in cases of large-vessel ischemic stroke”ischemic penumbra in cases of large-vessel ischemic stroke”
  17. 17. Title and AuthorshipTitle and Authorship SyntaxSyntax • most grammatical errors in titles aremost grammatical errors in titles are due to faulty word orderdue to faulty word order ““Alteration of mice’ non-transmissibleAlteration of mice’ non-transmissible encephalitis course induced byencephalitis course induced by Newcastle disease virus”Newcastle disease virus”
  18. 18. Avoid:Avoid:  use of abbreviationsuse of abbreviations  chemical formulaechemical formulae  hanging titleshanging titles  questionsquestions  proprietary name of drugsproprietary name of drugs ““Use of interferon in chronic relapsing MultipleUse of interferon in chronic relapsing Multiple Sclerosis: Is it necessary?”Sclerosis: Is it necessary?” Title and AuthorshipTitle and Authorship
  19. 19. Title PageTitle Page (ICMJE)(ICMJE) 1. Title of the article1. Title of the article 2. Author/s name (with the academic degree/s)2. Author/s name (with the academic degree/s) and affiliationand affiliation 3. Disclaimers3. Disclaimers 4. Corresponding author/s with the address for4. Corresponding author/s with the address for reprintsreprints 5. Source of support or grants5. Source of support or grants 6. Word count6. Word count Conflict of Interest Notification PageConflict of Interest Notification Page  a separate pagea separate page
  20. 20. AuthorshipAuthorship Participation in the research processParticipation in the research process  each author should have participated sufficientlyeach author should have participated sufficiently in thein the work represented by the article and ablework represented by the article and able to take responsibility for the intellectualto take responsibility for the intellectual contentcontent  participation solely in the collection of data (orparticipation solely in the collection of data (or evidence)evidence) does notdoes not justify authorshipjustify authorship (Rosales, R: Principles of Authorship; Research Center for the Health Sciences, UST)
  21. 21. AuthorshipAuthorship ContentContent  each part of the contenteach part of the content of the paper andof the paper and each stepeach step that led to its publication must be attributable tothat led to its publication must be attributable to at least one authorat least one author a. conception or design or analysis anda. conception or design or analysis and interpretation of the data, or both;interpretation of the data, or both; b. drafting the article or revising it for criticallyb. drafting the article or revising it for critically important content;important content; c. final approval of the version to be publishedc. final approval of the version to be published (Rosales, R: Principles of Authorship; Research Center for the Health Sciences, UST)
  22. 22. AuthorshipAuthorship Contributors who “do not justify” authorshipContributors who “do not justify” authorship  contributors may be named and their contributioncontributors may be named and their contribution must be described in separate paragraphmust be described in separate paragraph ““advise”advise” ““critical review proposal”critical review proposal” ““data collection”data collection” ““participation in clinical trial”participation in clinical trial” ““comments on the research contentcomments on the research content from a senior staff of afrom a senior staff of a department”department”
  23. 23. AbstractAbstract Abstracts are the only substantive portion of the article indexed in many electronic databases, and the only portion many readers read!!! Authors need to be careful that the abstracts reflect the content of the article accurately. Unfortunately, many abstracts disagree with the text of the article (Pitkin RM et al, JAMA 1999).
  24. 24. • length and structure vary by journal, should follow the title page • should not be more than 200 words (some journals: not more than 250 words) • “structured” form • should be factual presenting the reason for the study, main findings, and conclusions • 3 to 10 “key words”  ideally should follow the Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus AbstractAbstract
  25. 25. Sample structured Abstract Endovascular Coiling for Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm Objective: To present the clinical outcome of 23 patients who underwent endovascular coiling for ruptured aneurysm in a local tertiary center. Methods: Chart review of all consecutive patients more than 18 years old with ruptured intracranial aneurysm admitted or co-managed by the Section of Neurology of a local tertiary hospital from August 2003 to July 2006 who underwent endovascular coiling. Results: Of the 154 patients with non-traumatic aneurysm SAH, only 25 patients underwent endovascular coiling, but 2 were excluded because of incomplete chart data. Demographic and clinical characteristics were … Of the 4 patients who died, 3 had pulmonary embolism. Conclusions: This study showed that: 1)Most (65%) of the patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysm who underwent endovascular coiling in this institution were discharged functionally trials…Therefore endovascular coiling promises to be a viable alternative to aneurysm management especially for cases when surgical management may not be ideal. Leonardo Z, Picar R; PhilJNeurol vol 11 no 1 (2007)
  26. 26. • Define the problem being studiedDefine the problem being studied - Background info on what is currently- Background info on what is currently knownknown - Indicate:- Indicate: SignificanceSignificance RelevanceRelevance RationaleRationale • Include statement of theInclude statement of the purpose/objectivespurpose/objectives ofof the study and the delimitationsthe study and the delimitations IntroductionIntroduction
  27. 27. What should a good introduction contain?What should a good introduction contain? Look for:Look for: 1.1. a background on the nature and scope of the research problema background on the nature and scope of the research problem and its significanceand its significance 2.2. orientation on part of the readerorientation on part of the reader  by reviewing pertinentby reviewing pertinent literatureliterature 3.3. Statement/s of the objectives of the studyStatement/s of the objectives of the study 4.4. May include: method of investigationMay include: method of investigation ““principal” results of the investigationprincipal” results of the investigation IntroductionIntroduction
  28. 28. Avoid: 1. “book description” of the subject  impertinent information  lack of relevant info on the subject 2. excessively lengthy and verbose  “the nobela type”  “squid technique” 3. the objectives: too broad excessive to become realistic! overly ambitious IntroductionIntroduction
  29. 29. “…should include information that was/were available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was written.” “… all info obtained during the conduct of the study belongs in the Results section.” MethodsMethods
  30. 30. Guiding principle: how and why the study was doneGuiding principle: how and why the study was done Look for:Look for: a. research designa. research design b. selection and description of participantsb. selection and description of participants inclusion/exclusion criteriainclusion/exclusion criteria description of the source populationdescription of the source population c. study site/s and time period covered/durationc. study site/s and time period covered/duration d. operational definitionsd. operational definitions eg.eg. “… late Parkinson disease was operationally“… late Parkinson disease was operationally defineddefined as those patients falling under stage 3as those patients falling under stage 3 or 4 of the Hoehn and Yahr staging”or 4 of the Hoehn and Yahr staging” MethodsMethods
  31. 31. Look for :Look for : e. study proceduree. study procedure copies ofcopies of IRB or ERB approvalIRB or ERB approval Randomization done, blindingRandomization done, blinding subject selectionsubject selection data gathered, etc, etc.data gathered, etc, etc. f. Data analysisf. Data analysis statistical testsstatistical tests level of significancelevel of significance actual computer program used (registered software!)actual computer program used (registered software!) outcome measuresoutcome measures g. for experimental studies involving non-humansg. for experimental studies involving non-humans - include scientific nomenclature- include scientific nomenclature (Genus and species)(Genus and species) - indicate the guide for the care of lab animals based- indicate the guide for the care of lab animals based on national or institutional committeeson national or institutional committees MethodsMethods
  32. 32. Look for:Look for: h. for drugs, use generic names followed by theh. for drugs, use generic names followed by the trade name and the manufacturertrade name and the manufacturer i. for equipment:i. for equipment: state the equipment usedstate the equipment used manufacturer’s name and addressmanufacturer’s name and address j. for experiments using certain techniques, state full detailsj. for experiments using certain techniques, state full details (in order to permit replication for others to(in order to permit replication for others to utilize)utilize) k. for studies involving human subjects or patients:k. for studies involving human subjects or patients: observe strict confidentialityobserve strict confidentiality copies of the written informed consents for publicationcopies of the written informed consents for publication pedigrees should have written consentpedigrees should have written consent photographs – masking and with written consentsphotographs – masking and with written consents should indicate if authors followed theshould indicate if authors followed the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, revised 2000Helsinki Declaration of 1975, revised 2000 MethodsMethods
  33. 33. Look for:Look for: 1. demographics and outcome measures1. demographics and outcome measures 2. results!!! (continuous variables, percentages)2. results!!! (continuous variables, percentages)  reserve the correlation andreserve the correlation and interpretation forinterpretation for thethe discussionsdiscussions 3. statistical analysis3. statistical analysis - use of numerical data and not generalizations- use of numerical data and not generalizations - use of actual p value (followed by the actual test- use of actual p value (followed by the actual test that wasthat was used)used) eg.eg. p=0.005, chi squarep=0.005, chi square 4. others:4. others: spell out “per cent”spell out “per cent” be consistent on decimal placesbe consistent on decimal places ResultsResults
  34. 34. • use tables if there are many categoriesuse tables if there are many categories - no need to state in the textual part of the results all the- no need to state in the textual part of the results all the contents of the tablescontents of the tables - simple format with complete title- simple format with complete title - put p values (if applicable)- put p values (if applicable) - observe: 1 double-spaced table per page- observe: 1 double-spaced table per page • use figures and graphs sparingly!use figures and graphs sparingly! - efficient when illustrating “trends”- efficient when illustrating “trends” - less useful than tables- less useful than tables - no need to repeat in figure or graphs what has already- no need to repeat in figure or graphs what has already been shown in tables!been shown in tables! - don’t forget the complete title of the figure- don’t forget the complete title of the figure - no 2-D or 3-D figures please!- no 2-D or 3-D figures please! ResultsResults
  35. 35. Sensitivity (%) Specificty (%) Plasma ELISA Acute 84 40 Convalescent 89 50 HI test 68 18 CSF ELISA 84 40 Cell IFA 58 20 Table 2. Radioimmunoassay techniques used in the diagnosis of Japanese encephalitis Sensitivity (%) Specificty (%) Plasma ELISA Acute Convalescent HI test CSF ELISA Cell IFA 84 89 68 84 58 40 50 18 40 20 Sample table:Sample table:
  36. 36. … it is useful to begin by summarizing briefly the main findings, then explore possible mechanisms or explanations for the findings … compare and contrast the results with other relevant studies, state the limitations of the study, and explore the implications of the findings for future research and for clinical practice DiscussionDiscussion
  37. 37. Look for:Look for: 1.1. generalizations derived from the resultsgeneralizations derived from the results 2.2. limitations, exceptions and any lack of correlationlimitations, exceptions and any lack of correlation 3.3. elaboration on the unsettled pointselaboration on the unsettled points DiscussionDiscussion 4.4. relationship of the new information with the previousrelationship of the new information with the previous “published” works“published” works 5.5. applicability of the resultsapplicability of the results (theoretical and practical implications of(theoretical and practical implications of the results; relate present findings that were argued in the introduction)the results; relate present findings that were argued in the introduction) 6.6. conclusion/s with brief summary of the evidencesconclusion/s with brief summary of the evidences (should(should clearly answer the research questions!)clearly answer the research questions!)
  38. 38. Avoid:Avoid: 1.1. Repetition of the statements resultsRepetition of the statements results 2.2. Too verbose, theoretical texts that are irrelevant toToo verbose, theoretical texts that are irrelevant to the research problem*the research problem* 3.3. Inadequate discussions on the significant resultsInadequate discussions on the significant results 4.4. Failure to justify negative resultsFailure to justify negative results 5.5. Failure to end with a brief “climax”Failure to end with a brief “climax” DiscussionDiscussion
  39. 39. PhilJNeurol’s “Instructions to Authors”PhilJNeurol’s “Instructions to Authors” Avoid:Avoid: o personal communicationspersonal communications o AbstractsAbstracts o unpublished dataunpublished data o ““in press” orin press” or “forthcoming”“forthcoming” ICMJE Standard style: NLMICMJE Standard style: NLM ReferencesReferences
  40. 40. Submitting the paper to the PhilJNeurolSubmitting the paper to the PhilJNeurol Submission LetterSubmission Letter (printed or electronic)(printed or electronic) ¤ address the letter to the editor-in-chiefaddress the letter to the editor-in-chief ¤ intention for its publicationintention for its publication ¤ some description of the manuscriptsome description of the manuscript ¤ include names of all authorsinclude names of all authors ¤ willingness to undergo review and editingwillingness to undergo review and editing ¤ attach:attach:  ““good” copies of the manuscriptgood” copies of the manuscript  ““Manuscript SubmissionManuscript Submission Agreement”Agreement” (Conflict of interest; IRB approval; informed consents;(Conflict of interest; IRB approval; informed consents; Copyright Transfer)Copyright Transfer)
  41. 41. Summary:Summary: In order to get the better chances of getting yourIn order to get the better chances of getting your work published in a biomedical journal:work published in a biomedical journal: organizeorganize be simplisticbe simplistic logicallogical From the time of drafting the research proposal until the final editing of the manuscript!!!
  42. 42. Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in aManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in a locally-locally- circulatedcirculated biomedical journalbiomedical journal  will not be accepted for PhilJNeurol publicationwill not be accepted for PhilJNeurol publication
  43. 43. Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in anManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in an internationalinternational peer-reviewed biomedical journalpeer-reviewed biomedical journal  may be accepted for PhilJNeurol publicationmay be accepted for PhilJNeurol publication provided that there is a written permission from the editorialprovided that there is a written permission from the editorial board of the journal where the paper was first publishedboard of the journal where the paper was first published
  44. 44. Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in theManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in the PhilJNeurol, wherein the author/s intend/s to submit the samePhilJNeurol, wherein the author/s intend/s to submit the same in:in: a. a locally-circulated biomedical journala. a locally-circulated biomedical journal  may not be allowed by the PhilJNeurolmay not be allowed by the PhilJNeurol editorial boardeditorial board
  45. 45. Manuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in theManuscripts already published (or undergoing review) in the PhilJNeurol, wherein the author/s intend/s to submit the samePhilJNeurol, wherein the author/s intend/s to submit the same in:in: b. to anb. to an internationalinternational peer-reviewed medical journalpeer-reviewed medical journal  permission may be granted provided that thepermission may be granted provided that the author/s can justify such intentionauthor/s can justify such intention
  46. 46. Outline of this presentation:Outline of this presentation: 1.1. Increase the awareness of the PNA Fellows on the presentIncrease the awareness of the PNA Fellows on the present status of the PhilJNeurolstatus of the PhilJNeurol  where is our journal now?where is our journal now? 2.2. Using the PhilJNeurol evaluation standards and theUsing the PhilJNeurol evaluation standards and the guidelines of the ICMJE, discuss the technical details ofguidelines of the ICMJE, discuss the technical details of research paper writing and editingresearch paper writing and editing  what to look for in a manuscript for it to bewhat to look for in a manuscript for it to be worthy of publicationworthy of publication 3.3. Enumerate some operating procedures on matters aboutEnumerate some operating procedures on matters about “duplication of publication”“duplication of publication”
  47. 47. PhilJNeurol Editorial BoardPhilJNeurol Editorial Board Dante P. Bornales, MD, MHPEdDante P. Bornales, MD, MHPEd Editor-in-chiefEditor-in-chief Raquel M. Alvarez, MDRaquel M. Alvarez, MD Associate EditorAssociate Editor Ma. Epifania V. Collantes, MD, MSc (cand)Ma. Epifania V. Collantes, MD, MSc (cand) Carissa Paz C. Dioquino, MD, MPHCarissa Paz C. Dioquino, MD, MPH Paul Matthew D. Pasco, MD, MSc (cand)Paul Matthew D. Pasco, MD, MSc (cand) Maria Lina D. Renales, MDMaria Lina D. Renales, MD Gerardo Carmelo B. Salazar, MDGerardo Carmelo B. Salazar, MD Maria Cristina Z. San Jose, MDMaria Cristina Z. San Jose, MD Madeleine Grace M. Sosa, MD, MScMadeleine Grace M. Sosa, MD, MSc
  48. 48. Thank you
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