To write a paper and to succeed in getting it published in a highly renowned scientific journal represent the last but not the least of the difficulties that a researcher has to face before being able to consider a given research project fully accomplished. While writing a manuscript, it is important to put a consistent effort in designing its structure, paying attention to a few technical guidelines. It is worth keeping in mind, however, that the editorial success of a manuscript is related not only to the writer skills and experience but also to the attention previously dedicated to the design and conduction of the research project from which data are derived. On the other hand, the probability for a well designed and carefully performed study (yielding data relevant from a clinical viewpoint), to have its results accepted for publication in an important journal is very low if they are poorly summarized in a low quality paper. In the light of these considerations, the aim of this concise review was to provide the researcher with a few simple tips on how to prepare a scientific article, ranging from its early drafting to its final publication. We have also dealt in some detail with the problems related to the selection of the journal and manuscript format, with the procedures related to manuscript submission, and with the approach to follow in order to prepare a proper answering to the reviewers' and editors' comments.
|Translated title of the contribution||How to write a scientific article|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Italian Heart Journal Supplement|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine