Structure of a scholarly manuscript: 66 tips for what goes where
- Knight KL, Ingersoll CD
- J Athl Train
OBJECTIVE To share with potential authors tips for communicating their ideas more clearly in a scholarly manuscript. DESCRIPTION Communicating scientific, technical, or medical information so that readers can understand its meaning requires logical organization and proper use of language. These 30 tips review basic English grammar and suggest ways authors can clearly and concisely present their material. We admonish authors to avoid common errors such as writing in the passive voice, overusing abbreviations, and emphasizing unimportant facts. CONCLUSION Attention to matters of writing style enhances clear communication, which must be the prime objective of scientific writing.