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Can writers of medical papers be helped to get them published by manuals on how to write? Papers with new, important clinical observations or research findings are likely to get published without much delay despite structural anomalies or soggy prose; an editor may go to some length to aid authors in revising papers likely to enhance the journal's reputation. Papers with stale or trivial messages are unlikely to get into print in major journals even if they have been cast in impeccable prose. It is the writers whose papers lie balanced on the threshold of the editor's decision—acceptable for content,
Why Not Say It Clearly. A Guide to Scientific Writing.How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.Handbook of Graphic Presentation.. Ann Intern Med. ;92:143–144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-1-143_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(1):143-144.
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