As junior scientists develop their expertise and make names for themselves, they are increasingly likely to receive invitations to review research manuscripts.It’s an important skill and service to the scientific community, but the learning curve can be particularly steep.
Here are four sites with comprehensive discussion of these and other points: of errors is very simple: failure to proofread carefully.
Most people can catch most errors if they just take the time to look.
Or, to use another metaphor, if youre building a house you dig the foundation and put up the frame before you start worrying about the wallpaper and curtains.
Ive focused on four main areas of revision here, which are the areas most students tend to need to work on.
Use these checklists as needed to work on your paper, or a classmates paper if youre working together.
The areas are: One expectation behind this exercise is that you have more material in your research notes than you can fit into your paper.
Sometimes great science will be reviewed regardless of the cover letter, but a well written cover letter is useful for the vast majority of scientists who want to make their research stand out. If you have any questions about your cover letter, write us anytime.
Click here to download a Microsoft Word template for a standard journal cover letter (also available with instructions in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish).
Ultimately, your cover letter is designed to influence the decision of the editor to send your manuscript out for peer review.
The letter will argue that your manuscript is a good fit for the journal you are submitting it to and highlight your most important findings.