Back to medical publishing!
Can you feel it? The days are starting to get shorter, autumn is approaching fast, and the year’s end is within sight. How far have you actually gotten with your publishing projects? The Cremer Consulting team is happy to lend you a helping hand with them.
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After a several-week-long overhaul, our new website is finally online...!
And we’re good to go—Cremer Consulting SARL has been made over! A broad array of topics had to be broached in order to achieve the desired result. Things have been now wrapped up and our new site is officially online.
Clarity, conciseness, and sleek design… Everything is conceived with the aim of guiding you to key information in the blink of an eye and enabling you to get in touch with ease. The “News” section has also been completely revamped. Arranged in chronological order, you will find all newsletters published to date.
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Before submitting your paper
Once you have finished your paper’s first draft, you might be so weary of it that you can’t take it anymore. There is, nonetheless, one more crucial step: Revise all your sentences! Here are the core principles:
Starting words: The key to a clearly written sentence lies in its starting words. When readers grasp the first seven or eight words easily, they read what follows faster and understand it better.
Avoid long introductory phrases: Do not introduce sentences with long clauses, as most readers find them challenging to read. Instead, start most sentences directly with their subject.
Link subjects and verbs: Do not separate subjects and verbs with more than a few words. After the subject, the reader wants to quickly reach the verb. So avoid splitting them up with clauses.
Choose the right word: This may prove challenging for non-native English speakers. Affect doesn’t mean effect and elicit doesn’t mean illicit. Many handbooks are available for each language.
The final touch: Before submitting your paper, read it over one last time to fix errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax. Make sure that sentences are written clearly, coherently, and persuasively.
How can you learn from returned papers?
Once you have finished the first version of your paper, you might think your job is done! Yet, there is one more task: check over the comments on your last returned paper.
Find general principles: When you read the reviewers’ comments, focus on those that you can apply to your next publishing work and don’t fret about the others.
Poorly written language: If the reviewers gave negative feedback regarding spelling, punctuation, or grammar, then reach out to obtain outside help. You will likely encounter similar issues in the course of your next project.
Try to understand: As you will likely be required to write future papers, it’s just smart to get a picture of how the reviewers perceived your writing and what you can do to enhance its quality.
Learn from your mistakes: You will not always be able to determine the reason for reviewers’ corrections. When you do, however, you will know what to work on next time.