*Presentation by Kevin Heintz, Wordvice Content Manager/Senior Editor, at the annual convention of the Transplantation Society of Taiwan on 3 November, 2017.
What Does “Quality of Writing” Mean and Why is It Important in Manuscripts?
In the world of clinical and scientific research, rejection by journals is the norm rather than the exception. Almost all researchers who write manuscripts will receive rejection letters from journals, especially in the beginning stages of their careers, and thus rejection should be seen as a learning experience rather than something to be dejected about.
This reality raises the question all researchers must ask themselves: “Why are my manuscripts being rejected?” And from a wider perspective: “What are so many manuscripts so often rejected?”
One likely answer to this question is that there is a deficiency in “quality of writing” in a great many manuscripts. This can lead not only to rejections, but to continued requests for revision and resubmission (if the research itself is deemed significant and valid), as well as deferment, costing researchers extra time, money, and effort. While there is endless excellent research being conducted at any given time, the manuscripts that get published will combine novelty, relevancy, impact, and other scientific parameters of a good manuscript with another parameter whose importance is often overlooked: “quality of writing.” This is the topic of my presentation today.
This video includes:
✔ A comprehensive overview of common problems with “quality of writing” in research papers submitted to journals
✔ Graphics and slides from studies that breakdown the errors in content, grammar, and style derived from millions of edited words in research papers
✔ Tips and suggestions for authors in eliminating these errors prior to submitting their manuscripts
Who should watch this video:
★Research writers writing a paper for a journal or conference
★Students interested in learning how to edit their work
For more useful writing tips, check out these posts on our “Resources” page:
“How to Write the Best Journal Submissions Cover Letter"
“100+ Strong Verbs That Will Make Your Research Writing Amazing”
“How to Write an Abstract”
“Which Tense to Use in Your Absract”
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