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Plagiarism in Academia

Can I reuse my own, previously published words in my new manuscript? Self-plagiarism explained.

Self-plagiarism is defined as the reuse of one’s words, text, and data, not only in medical or scientific writing. Therefore, textual recycling of previously published own work, if not correctly cited, is considered self-plagiarism. Many authors have a good understanding of plagiarism but are unaware of self-plagiarism. In their understanding, they are not “stealing” ideas, …

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Medical Writing Road

Medical Writing – Tips on how to “kill your darlings”

The purpose of medical writing is not to satisfy or memorialize the author(s), we all know that. Medical writing is about communicating health and medical-related information to the intended audience clearly and appropriately. Health journalism, medical education, medical promotion of healthcare products, scientific publications and presentations, grant applications and regulatory documents are only a few …

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13 reasons why manuscripts are rejected and how to best avoid them

Don’t we all know the feeling of disappointment when we get our manuscripts rejected? Of course, we might have had a suspicion before that it could happen. Hours of research and writing just seem to crumble before our eyes leaving us frustrated and alone with the most burning question: “Why?”. As a matter of fact, …

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Good Visual | How to create a good visual for your Medical Writing

How to create a good visual for your Medical Writing

Creating compelling visuals doesn’t have to mean reinventing the wheel. Armed with the right online software and basic design principles, even the least digitally minded writer can produce visual accompaniments to their work. Use the principles outlined in medtextpert’s feature article for the March issue of the EMWA journal to create and disseminate visual content …

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Why Your Scientific Publications Need A Graphical Abstract

Scientific publishing hasn’t changed a lot since I was born, and that was quite a while ago. It is standardized and has worked efficiently for authors and publishers alike. The optimal article outline consists of title, abstract, background, materials and methods, results and discussion. Add some dreary tables and result diagrams, and years of research …

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