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Explore resources for preparing your study's manuscript.
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Manuscript Writing Resources
The Biostats4you website provides statistical resources for non-statisticians. The site contains biostatistical training materials suited for non-statistician medical and public health researchers, including topics such as sample size calculators, hypothesis tests, and power analysis methods.
Writing Guides and Style Manuals in the Biological and Health Sciences
A Health Sciences Library listing of general writing guides, style manuals, citation guides, copyright guidelines, information on plagiarism, and other instructions for authors.
Structure of a Research Paper
A Bio-Medical Library guide to the standard components of a research paper.
University Libraries Publishing Services
Publishing Services supports creation of scholarly publications, with consultations about general publishing questions, and publish journals, books, dynamic scholarly serials, and textbooks.
Top Reasons for Non-Acceptance of Scientific Articles
A compilation of reasons that articles do not reach publication, as gathered by the Bio-Medical Library.
Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement
Used to improve the reporting of randomized controlled trials.
Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) Statement
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement
Used to improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
General writing resources
Center for Writing
The Center for Writing supports students and educators who practice, teach with, and research writing at the University. Select topics of interest include:
- Especially for multilingual writers: Videos and resources selected by the Center for writing to support the needs of multilingual writers.
- Quick help materials: Printable handouts and online materials addressing writing topics like grammar, punctuation, and avoiding plagiarism.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This Purdue University website offers writing resources and instructional materials.