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A bad example of a table editing in a scientific paper

Creating tables in scientific papers: basic formatting and titles

Tables can be a very important part of scientific papers.  A good scientific table should present the data simply, clearly and neatly, and allow the reader to understand the results without having to look at other sections of the paper.  However, a badly presented table could be very confusing, and may reduce the chances of […]

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Which are correct: 20% or 20 % and 37°C or 37 °C?

We ask a question every week on the rules of scientific writing and formatting. Test yourself and find out how much you know. It’s just for fun and maybe you’ll learn something new, as most of the questions are based on the common mistakes that we see in manuscripts. We post every question on twitter […]

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Which is correct: up regulate, upregulate or up-regulate?

We ask a question every week on the rules of scientific writing and formatting. Test yourself and find out how much you know. It’s just for fun and maybe you’ll learn something new! We post every question on twitter (@ScienceExperts), our Facebook wall and here in our blog. The answer is provided below the question […]

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which is correct: mls or mls?

Which is correct: 5mLs, 5mL, 5 mLs or 5 mL?

  Which is correct: 5mls, 5ml, 5 mls or 5 ml? Answer: 5 mL. Units should always be written in the singular form, for example mL, cm, mM (not mLs, cms or mMs). This rule always applies, even if you are talking about 1, 10 or 100 mL. There should always be a space between the […]

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