- Books available on the topic of Medical Writing
Catalog search results on the topic of medical/healthcare writing
- Books available on the topic of Publishing
Catalog search results on the topic of medical/healthcare publishing
- Books available on the topic of Authorship
Catalog search results on the topic of medical/healthcare authorship
- Books available on the topic of Data Display
Catalog search results on the topic of data display
- Books available on the topic of Research Methods
catalog search results on the topic of research methods or methodology.
- Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
This popular book is an indispensable and entertaining guide for writers, proofreaders, editors, managers, clerical staff, teachers, and students. Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation.
- Deadwood Phrases
Phrases that Kill Good Writing
- Plague Words & Phrases
"Avoid problems created by these words or phrases"
- Elements of Style Online
The electronic version of the classic work by William Strunk, Jr. that
includes rules of grammar and usage, principles of composition, and
commonly misused and misspelled words.
- Guide to Grammar & Writing
An online textbook on basic writing sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation. Developed by Dr. Charles Darling.
- Harvard Guide to Using Sources
From the Expository Writing Program. Covers integrating sources into a paper; misuse of sources and when/when not to cite.
- How to publish in top journals
This brief manual provides useful suggestions for today's authors. By Kwan Choi, Editor, RIE.
- Mayfield Handbook of Technical & Scientific Writing
Authors: Leslie C. Perelman, Edward Barrett, and James Paradis ;
ESL Consultant: Erika Mitchell
The Web-based version of The Mayfield Handbook of Scientific and
Technical Writing is the result
of more than ten years of collaborative development at MIT. The Handbook is the
first hypertextual reference work designed specifically for technical and
scientific writing. MIT authors Leslie Perelman, James Paradis, and Edward
Barrett offer information and advice on grammar and usage, strategies for
planning and producing documents, and common
document formats and citation styles.
- Nature Masterclasses: Training in Scientific Writing and Publishing
Online courses, workshops and webinars delivered by Nature Research journal editors.
The online classes are fee-based, but there is a selection of freely available resources that are accessible by registering for a free class account.
Topics covered include: What Makes a Great Paper? ; Elements of Writing Style ; Data Management and Understanding Peer Review
- Online Grammar Handbook
"21 chapters of web links to writing, grammar, punctuation & research inclucing links to arguments, literature & sample student papers of many types."
- Publish, Not Perish: the Art & Craft of Publishing In Scholarly Journals
This tutorial was created through a collaborative effort of the libraries of the University of Colorado. It focuses on publishing in scholarly journals. In this course you will learn to:
- Describe the role of scholarly publishing in an academic career
- List the essential steps of planning and writing a scholarly paper.
- Develop a personal publication plan
- Compare and contrast the different publishing models currently in use
- Describe the types of articles you can write
- List the pros and cons of collaborative authoring
- Describe the tools and resources a scholarly writer needs to have on hand
- Publishing Your Research 101
The Publishing Your Research 101 video series helps authors and reviewers understand how to get a manuscript accepted, respond to reviewer comments, navigate ethical considerations, and improve their manuscript submission process experience.
Based on American Chemical Society (ACS)on Campus' interactive sessions, the video series includes interviews with prominent authors and editors of ACS journals who provide insights and answers from their own perspectives, and the perspectives of their journals.
- Episode 1 - How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research
- Episode 2 - Writing Your Cover Letter
- Episode 3 - Selecting Peers to Suggest as Reviewers
- Episode 4 - Submitting Your Manuscript Using the ACS Paragon Plus Environment
- Episode 5 - Ethical Considerations for Authors and Reviewers
- Episode 6 - The Review Process for Authors and Reviewers
- Episode 7 - Open Access and ACS AuthorChoice
- Episode 8 - Tips for English as a Second Language Speakers
- Episode 9 - The Basics of Copyright and Fair Use
- Episode 10: My Manuscript Has Been Accepted! Now What?
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- Writing Guides
From Colorado State University. Covers the writing process, types of documents, researching sources and using sources.
Checklists and Other Tools
- Equator Network :Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to enhance reliability of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.
The Library for health research reporting provides an up-to-date collection of guidelines and policy documents related to health research reporting. These are aimed mainly at authors of research articles, journal editors, peer reviewers and reporting guideline developers. Also included are guidelines under development.
- CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials
The main product of CONSORT is the CONSORT Statement, which is an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomized trials. It offers a standard way for authors to prepare reports of trial findings, facilitating their complete and transparent reporting, and aiding their critical appraisal and interpretation.
The CONSORT Statement comprises a 25-item checklist and a flow diagram. The checklist items focus on reporting how the trial was designed, analyzed, and interpreted; the flow diagram displays the progress of all participants through the trial. The CONSORT "Explanation and Elaboration" document explains and illustrates the principles underlying the CONSORT Statement. We strongly recommend that it is used in conjunction with the CONSORT Statement. In addition, extensions of the CONSORT Statement have been developed to give additional guidance for RCTs with specific designs, data and interventions.
- MOOSE Checklist
Meta-analysis of Observational Studies (MOOSE)
- MOOSE Guidelines
- SQUIRE: Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence
SQUIRE stands for Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence. The SQUIRE guidelines provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare. They are intended for reports that describe system level work to improve the quality, safety, and value of healthcare.
- STARD Initiative
Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD)
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"STROBE stands for an international, collaborative initiative of epidemiologists, methodologists, statisticians, researchers and editors involved in the conduct and dissemination of observational studies, with the common aim of
STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology."
Style Manuals - Health Sciences
- ACS Style (American Chemical Society)
- ACS Style Guidelines
UW-Madison Chemistry Library
- AMA Style (American Medical Association)
- AMA manual of style: a guide for authors and editors
Sect. 1. Preparing an article for publication. Types of articles -- Manuscript preparation -- References -- Visual presentation of data -- Ethical and legal considerations -- Editorial assessment and processing -- Sect. 2. Grammar -- Punctuation -- Plurals -- Capitalization -- Correct and preferred usage -- Non-english words, phrases, and accent marks -- Medical indexes -- Sect. 3. Terminology. Abbreviations -- Nomenclature -- Eponyms -- Greek letters --Sect. 4. Measurement and Quantitation. Units of measure -- Numbers and percentages -- Study design and statistics -- Mathematical composition -- Sect. 5. Technical information. Typography -- Manuscript editing and proofreading -- Glossary of publishing terms -- Resources.
Rev. ed. of: American Medical Association manual of style. 9th ed. c1998.
Location(s): TC Bio-Medical Library Reference WZ345 A511 2007
- Citing And Writing: AMA
St. Catherine University, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
- AMA Citation Style
George Washington University. Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
- AMA style guide
University of Evansville
- AMA Style Stat!
Doc's Guides are concise (free!) guides to formatting and documenting research papers in AMA, APA, ASA, Chicago, and MLA styles. The main focus is on preparing papers for classes, seminars, and conferences.
- APA Style (American Psychological Association)
- Concise rules of APA style
1. Concise and bias-free writing -- 2. Punctuation, spelling, and capitalization -- 3. Italicizing and abbreviating -- 4. Numbers, metrication, and statistics -- 5. Tables -- 6. Figures -- 7. Footnotes and appendixes -- 8. Quotations, reference citations in text, and reference list -- 9. Reference examples.
Location(s): Bio-Medical Library Reference WZ345 C743 2010; Magrath Library Reference BF76.7 .C66 2010
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- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.
- Writing with style: APA style made easy
Introduction: the laypeople and you -- Some generalizations about how psychologists write -- Preparing the introduction section and the literature review paper -- Preparing the method section -- Preparing the results section -- Preparing the discussion section -- Preparing the abstract -- Preparing the references section -- Preparing a title page and formatting your manuscript -- Grooming tips for psychology papers -- Preparing a presentation -- Wrapping it up.
Location(s): TC Bio-Medical Library BF76.8 S998w 2008
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- APA Quick Citation Guide
Penn State University Libraries
- APA Tutorial
A tutorial of APA style, 5th ed., from the University of Southern Mississippi
- The Basics of APA Style
From the American Psychological Association.
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.
- Preparing Manuscripts for Publication in Psychology Journals: A guide for new authors
This guide provides an overview of the process of preparing and submitting a scholarly manuscript for publication in a psychology journal. Drawing on the experiences of authors of scholarly writings, peer reviewers, and journal editors, we seek to demystify the publication process and to offer advice designed to improve a manuscript's prospects of publication.
- CSE Style (Council of Science Editors)
- CSE Style Guide
Indian River State College, Florida
- Harvard Referencing
University of Canterbury
- NLM Style (National Library of Medicine)
- Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Includes recommended citation format styles for journals, books, conference publications, patents, audio visuals, electronic information, maps, legal materials, newspaper articles, bibliographies, dissertations, and scientific reports.
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- Vancouver Style (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)
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- Vancouver style
Monash University Library
Data Citation Guides
- Data Citation
Informational page from USGS on the importance of citing data with recommended best practices.
- Data Citations
U Libraries webpage on data citation.
- Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles - FINAL
Data Citation Synthesis Group: Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles. Martone M. (ed.) San Diego CA: FORCE11; 2014
A set of guiding principles for data within scholarly literature, another dataset, or any other research object.
The Data Citation Principles cover purpose, function and attributes of citations. These principles recognize the dual necessity of creating citation practices that are both human understandable and machine-actionable.
Examples of how to cite data and data sets.
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- What is Data Citation?
One page handout from DataOne on data citation.
Other Citation Guides & Styles
- Citing OMIM
How to cite Onine Mendelian Inheritance in Man references.
- Chicago Manual of Style Online
The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources. The Libraries have access to 16th and 17th editions.
DocsCite is a step-by-step guide to putting government publication citations into proper APA or MLA style format. From the Arizona State University Libraries.
- Guidelines for Scientific Publishing
International Council for Science (ICSU). Committee on Dissemination of Scientific Information. 3rd ed. 1999
- ISO 690:2010 Information and documentation -- Bibliographic references - Content, form and structure
International Standard that specifies the elements to be included in bibliographic references to published monographs and serials, to chapters, articles, etc. in such publications and to patent documents. ISO 690-2 covers electronic resources.
- ISO 690:2010
Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources
- National Center for Health Statistics
- Technical Writing (Reports)
- Guidelines for the production of scientific and technical reports: how to write and distribute grey literature
GLISC: Grey Literature International Steering Committee.
In an effort to enhance quality and standardization in the production of Grey Literature, members of the Istituto Superiore di SanitÃ (ISS) in Rome, Italy prepared the initial draft of these Guidelines referred to as the "Nancy Style". The proposal was formally presented during the Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature held in Nancy, France in December 2005.
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- University of Minnesota "Brand"
Web-page that contains links to U of M logos, suggested style manual, templates and more.
Instructions for Authors
- BioMedCentral: For authors
Instructions for authors for manuscript submission
- Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences.
These pages provide links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences. All links are to "primary sources" - that is, to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles. Maintained by the Raymon H. Mulford Library, Medical College of Ohio.
- Code of Conduct
- Openness In Research Policy
All research conducted at the University by University faculty, staff, students, visiting researchers, and volunteers must conform to Board of Regents Policy: Openness in Research.
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- Openness In Research
- How to Peer Review a Manuscript
Chapter 12 in: Peer Review in Health Sciences
Moher D, Jadad AR. How to peer review a manuscript (PDF - 51 KB). In Godlee F, Jefferson T, editors. Peer review in health sciences. Second edition. London: BMJ Books, 2003:183-90.
- Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide
Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide (by Mark Ware, published by the Publishing Research Consortium, September 2013) offers a readable overview of the processes used in peer review that assesses its strengths and limitations and looks at alternative approaches that are now being developed and trialled.
Ware discusses why, although inevitably imperfect, peer review remains a vital element of scholarship and the means by which the quality benchmark that distinguishes scholarly discourse is established. The Guide describes the elements that make up the peer review process, the workflows and tracking systems, the issues around publication ethics, and the developments in post-publication review and altmetrics that may represent the direction peer review will take in the future.
- Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts
Produced with the help of over 40 early career researchers, editors, journalist and grant body representatives, this guide will help early career researchers understand how the peer review process works, some of the limitations of peer review and the role of peer review in society. - See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/resources.php/99/peer-review-the-nuts-and-bolts#sthash.BGMabsIy.dpuf
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- Peer Review Quick Guide: Detecting Common Mistakes & Considering Dilemmas in Peer Review
Quick Guide is intended for self-paced learning for novice researchers participating in a peer review of research proposals and scientific articles submitted for publication. The objectives of this Quick Guide are to:
- Increase awareness of common mistakes and dilemmas that novice peer reviewers can face while reviewing either research proposals or scientific articles.
- Offer strategies providing constructive criticism to the authors of these works.
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, U.S.A.
Instructions for Editors
- Policy Statements
Prepared by the WAME Editorial Policy Committee
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- Impact Factor
NIH Public Access Policy
- NIH Public Access Policy
- Journals that [automatically]submit to PubMed Central
- submission policies
- frequently asked questions
- policy details
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- PMID : PMCID Converter
If an article is in PubMed and in PMC, it will have both a PubMed ID (PMID) and a PMC ID. Use this converter to translate one type of ID to the other.
Open Access Publishing
- BioMed Central
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 257 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine.
- Open Access (The Book)
by Peter Suber. MIT Press 2012
Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.
- Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
- PubMed Central
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
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SHERPA is investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in universities to facilitate the rapid and efficient worldwide dissemination of research.
- Genamics JournalSeek: Medicine
Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet. Presently contains 60,458 titles. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN.
- JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator
JANE helps authors find journals to submit articles to, similar papers to cite or helps editors locate potential reviewers.
From the website: Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.
JANE first searches for the 50 articles that are most similar to your input. For each of these articles, a similarity score between that article and your input is calculated. The similarity scores of all the articles belonging to a certain journal or author are summed to calculate the confidence score for that journal or author. The results are ranked by confidence score. Created by the Biosemantics Group (www.biosemantics.org)
- PubMed Journal Database
Search by title keyword or part of a word. Provides MEDLINE journal abbreviation, complete journal title, publisher and ISSN. Also has link to webpage containing list of PubMed journals that provide links to full text articles (all full-text, not just free full text)
- SCImago Journal & Country Rank
A portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.
This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicatorpdf, developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRankâ„¢. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.
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- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Lists information for over a quarter-million serial records such as newspapers, popular and trade magazines, and academic and scholarly journals. Includes active, ceased, and forthcoming publications. Search by title, subject and more.
Dictionaries / Acronyms / Abbreviations
- Acronym Finder.com
Searchable database of more than 317,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations
- A Dictionary of units of measurement.
Besides metric and other units of measurement, covers Apgar scoring, Glasgow coma scale, SI units for medical data and nutritional daily values.
- Industry Specific Dictionaries
YourDictionary.com. Links to many general & industry specific dictionaries.
Over 70,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations.
- Multilingual glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine european languages
-an English dictionary of 1,830 medical terms, frequently used in written drug information
- nine glossaries of 1830 scientific and popular medical terms, one in each of the nine official languages of the European Union.
- an electronic database of the dictionary and glossaries
- a user-friendly software interface as an Internet application, installed at the World-Wide Web server of the University of Gent, Belgium
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- Veterinary abbreviations and acronyms
This list focuses on abbreviations and acronyms commonly used in veterinary practice and supplements the standard and widely available reference sources such as Gale's Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary. It is intended for use by veterinary students, researchers, practitioners, and librarians. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Medicine Library
- Avoiding Plagiarism
From the OWL Onine Writing Lab, Purdue University.
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- Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: a guide to ethical writing.
Office of Research Integrity. US Department of Health & Human Services.
he purpose of this module is to help students, as well as professionals, identify and prevent questionable practices and to develop an awareness of ethical writing. This guide was written by Miguel Roig, PhD, from St. Johns University with funding from ORI.
- Copyright Tools
From the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology
- Digital Copyright Slider
An interactive tool to help determine whether or not a work is protected by copyright or not. Set the arrow at the correct date and read the information is the windows
- Section 108 Spinner
Use your mouse to turn the wheel chart to the desired section. Helps determine whether or not a particular reproduction is covered by Section 108
- Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works.
- Copyright & Fair Use
Prepared by Stanford University Libraries this is a very useful site.
- Copyright Clearance Center
Here you can get permission to reproduce copyrighted content such as articles and book chapters in your journals, photocopies, coursepacks, library reserves, Web sites, e-mail and more.
- Copyright Crash Course
The Copyright Crash Course Online Tutorial will help you learn about how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials.
- Copyright Information and Education (U of M Libraries)
The site of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Copyright Information and Education Initiative, which supports an informed and educated University community on matters of copyright and its application in teaching, research, and scholarship. Includes tools such as a Fair Use Analysis Tool and Copyright Decision Map.
- Copyright: an overview
This is a section of a larger main site covering all aspects of the law from the Cornell Law School (http://www.law.cornell.edu/). It is from the "Law about. . . " section of the main site.
- Copyright Permissions Office, U of M
This office, secures permission for copyrighted materials use for instructional or other academic purposes by U of M faculty and staff. Photocopying guidelines are also provided.
- A Fair(y) Use Tale
YouTube video that uses clips from Disney films to illustrate the concept of "Fair Use."
- United States Copyright Office
Key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases, regulations; a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.
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