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Applying different margins to different sections of your PhD thesis

 

 

I recently shared some tips on how to add wide tables to your files by inserting landscape pages using section breaks. 

In this video, we'll take things a bit further by learning how to apply custom margins to the landscape and...

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How to stop your table and figures jumping around in Microsoft Word®

 

Have you ever struggled with the text jumping about onto the next page when you type in your scientific manuscript?

Or do you find it difficult to keep the tables or figures in the correct places and on the correct pages in...

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Uniform guidelines for biomedical journals

 

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (IJCME) is a group of science editors from 12 different journals. They have defined a standard set of rules and guidelines for preparing documents for their journals.

These...

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Creating tables in scientific papers: row and column titles, units, error values and sample sizes

 
This is the second post in our series about creating and editing scientific tables. In the first post, we saw how basic table formatting and effective table titles could be used to improve an example of a poorly constructed table.

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Creating tables in scientific papers: basic formatting and titles

 

Tables are a very important part of scientific papers. A good 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. A bad...

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New tool makes it easy to find appropriate keywords for your manuscript

 

Selecting keywords for a scientific paper is often difficult, and it’s important to get the keywords right so readers can find your work. Your keywords must come from the list of approved keywords (MeSH library) maintained by the...

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How to avoid 12 common scientific writing errors that annoy journal reviewers

 

In this post, I’m going to provide a quick overview of the most common basic errors our editors see in scientific manuscripts.

 

1. Check for spelling mistakes

This is obvious, yet it is surprising how many spelling mistakes our...

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