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Getting Your Research Paper Published

A Surgical Perspective


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783131499912
Publication Date: August 2010

A concise, user-friendly roadmap to successfully publishing surgical research papers

Written from the perspective of experienced surgeons and veteran researchers, this succinct, how-to manual provides readers with everything they need to prepare, publish, and present a scientific research paper. The expert authors address every aspect of the publication process, including quality and ethics in academic writing, the rules of authorship, grammar, formatting, style, and much more. Each consistently organized chapter begins with a brief summary and introduction and ends with up-to-date references and carefully selected suggestions for further reading.


  • Numerous hints and tips appear throughout the text, such as advice on writing abstracts, and information on how to get one's paper accepted at an international meeting
  • Valuable examples of good and bad introductions, recommendations for using statistical data, and common pitfalls in the reporting of surgical results
  • Easy-to-reference text boxes present Key Concepts, Jargon Simplified, and Reality Checks
  • Detailed diagrams help readers visualize complex points

This must-have reference is essential reading for every surgeon, surgical resident and clinical researcher who wants to contribute to the scientific community through publication in academic journals.

Getting Your Research Paper Published: A Surgical Perspective is the ideal companion to Clinical Research for Surgeons by the same authors.

1 Why Should We Publish Papers?
2 Presented but Never Published: Why Research Papers Are Not Being Published
3 What is the Quality of the Published Orthopaedic Literature?
4 Common Pitfalls in the Reporting of Surgical Results
5 Overview: What to Consider Before You Start Writing
6 Ethics in Writing: Maintaining Credibility
7 Authorship: What You Should Know
8 When Do You Need a Statistician? More than Just Number Crunchers
9 The Structured Abstract
10 Writing an Introduction
11 Writing a Methods Section
12 Results: Basics of Analysis
13 Results: Tables, Figures, and Appendices
14 How to Frame a Discussion
15 Referencing and Acknowledgments
16 Author Instructions
17 Formatting Your Paper: Title Page and More
18 Grammar Police: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing
19 How to Address Reviewer's Comments: Do's and Don'ts
20 Getting Your Research Accepted at Scientific Meetings: Writing the Abstract
21 PowerPoint Presentations: Tips for Presenting Your Work
22 Poster Presentations: Preparing an Effective Research Poster
23 Be Consistent: Present and Publish the Same Results

Edited well…succinct and easy to understand…key concepts and definitions are reiterated in separate boxes…[helping] the reader to keep track of important concepts...provide a constructive framework for readers to follow in their preparation of their own manuscripts…a comprehensive overview.--Elsevier Australia

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