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By Barbara Gastel, Robert A. Day

Now completely up-to-date and extended, this new version of a vintage consultant deals sensible recommendation on getting ready and publishing magazine articles in addition to succeeding in different communication-related elements of a systematic career.

• offers functional, easy-to-read, and instantly appropriate counsel on getting ready each one a part of a systematic paper: from the name and summary, via every one component of the most textual content, to the acknowledgments and references

• Explains step-by-step tips on how to choose to which magazine to publish a paper, what occurs to a paper after submission, and the way to paintings successfully with a magazine in the course of the e-book process

• contains key suggestion on different communique very important to luck in clinical careers, corresponding to giving shows and writing proposals

• provides an insightful insider's view of the way journals truly work―and describes how most sensible to paintings with them

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The flea obligingly continued to jump upon command, but as each successive leg was removed, its jumps became less spectacular. Finally, with the removal of its last leg, the flea remained motionless. Time after time the command failed to get the usual response. Page 47 The professor decided that at last he could publish his findings. He set pen to paper and described in meticulous detail the experiments executed over the preceding months. His conclusion was one intended to startle the scientific world: When the legs of a flea are removed, the flea can no longer hear.

Surgical treatment of Freiberg's infraction in athletes. Am J Sports Med 1993; 21:381–4. 3. Day RA. How to write and publish a scientific paper. 5th ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998. In addition to its nonalphabetical arrangement of references, the citation order system is markedly different from the others in its advocacy of eliminating periods after abbreviations (of journal titles, for example), periods after authors' initials, and commas after authors' surnames. If you plan to submit a manuscript to any journal using this system of citation, you should obtain a copy of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

Camera-Ready Copy Once you have learned how to design effective tables, you can use modern word-processing equipment to prepare camera-ready tables. More and more authors are doing this, either on their own or after being pushed by journal editors. The advantages to the author, to the journal, and to the literature are substantial. A camera-ready table is reproduced photographically, saving you the laborious chore of reading proof of the table. ) The advantage to the journal is that the cost of reproducing the table has been reduced because there is no need to keyboard the material, read proof, or make corrections.

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