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Title: Scientific Paper Editing


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Scientific Paper Editing
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How to Edit a Technical Scientific Document like
a Pro?
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Scientific Editing Services
  • Our scientific editing services not only involves
    medical research papers but technical documents
    as well.
  • While editing a long technical document, its
    nearly impossible to read through the document
    and evaluate all structural, content, and
    formatting issues in one go.

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  • This is where a checklist comes in handy. Using
    this checklist, you can look at each aspect of
    the document the structure, the content, and
    the formatting systematically.
  • This is because the whole purpose of scientific
    paper editing is to structure your document in a
    way that the readers can grasp its meaning easily
    and perfectly.
  • Compare your technical document with a well-built
    house a house with a solid structure, clean,
    well-organised, and nothing out of place, no
    visual obstructions, clear windows, and lots of
    sunlight.

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Heres the checklist of the items you should take
care of while editing your technical document
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Handy tips for Reviewing your Scientific Document
  • Make a quick and separate pass through the
    document for each item on the checklist.
  • Always view the document with fresh eyes.

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Checklist for Scientific Editing
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1) Structural Review
  • Does the document have appropriate sections as
    per the journal guidelines?
  • Are there any subsections and if yes, are they
    properly organized?
  • Is there any duplicate content? (except in the
    abstract)
  • Consistency through the document (For example,
    same ordering of endpoints in methods and results
    sections, size of figures, etc.)

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2) Substantive Review
  • Have you stated the aim/purpose of your study?
  • Do your conclusions meet the desired aim?
  • Does the abstract describe the study objective,
    study design, results, and conclusions?
  • Do you give a clear picture of how your study
    relates to the past studies and why the study is
    being conducted?
  • Are there references for all the statements
    related to the published findings?

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  • Do the results include the findings of the
    statistical analysis?
  • Do the tables used correspond with the written
    data? Are they relevant and highlight the written
    text?
  • Are the figures relevant to illustrate the
    findings?
  • Are the conclusions clearly supported by the
    results?
  • If you cite any data to support the conclusion,
    has it been presented in the results section?
  • Are there any shortcomings of your study and are
    they clearly stated?

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3) Editorial Review
  • Any word that could be interpreted in more than
    one way or is grammatically incorrect
  • Run-on sentences (if you have to track back to
    know the meaning of a sentence, its too long)
  • Long paragraphs (keep your paragraphs short of
    3-5 sentences each)
  • Any text thats in the wrong section
  • Too much/too little detail in the abstract

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  • Inconsistent terminology
  • The consistency of the section heading and the
    section content
  • The appropriate numbering of the sections (if
    applicable)
  • Do all subjects/verbs agree? (singular vs. plural
    form)
  • The consistency of verb tense through the
    document
  • All style conventions (For example, numbers,
    spacing)
  • Spellings and grammar
  • Are all the acronyms used in the content defined
    clearly?

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4) Formatting Review
  • Check the consistency of font type, size, and
    formatting throughout the document
  • Are there any large empty spaces or blank pages?
    Pay special attention to tables, figures, or
    lists breaking across pages.

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If you follow this checklist while editing or
reviewing your technical document, it will ensure
you dont miss out on any aspect and develop a
paper which is ready and worthy of publication in
your target journal.
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