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The pen is mightier than the sword” is his favorite maxim. g. , while the British style omits the comma. , a driver’s license or passport. g. a driver’s license or passport. , a degree from a top-tier school and extensive experience. e. a degree from a top-tier school and extensive experience. , and so forth can be set in roman type; italics are unnecessary. 3. Block quotations Quotations that are displayed separately from the main text are called block quotes. Typically, a block quote starts on a new line, is indented, and may be in a smaller typesize.

Normally all the authors of a quoted paper should be listed in the references of a manuscript, whereas they can be abbreviated as the family name of the first author followed by ef at. in the text. I would, however, 48 An Outline of Scientific Writing make exceptions in these cases to listing all the authors in the References just to save the space of a journal. Have we reached a record in the above examples and can anyone top 246 (peer-reviewed) or 257 authors? B. FORMAT OF CHINESE NAMES In Western countries a personal name is written in the following order: first name, followed by middle names or initials, then last name.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Assemble the tables in numerical order, one table per page List the legends for figures in numerical order Assemble the figures in numerical order Select a tentative title Write the abstract Revise the first draft immediately Do not work on the revised draft for several days Revise the manuscript Repeat steps 13 and 14 until you are satisfied with the text For a multiauthor paper, seek comments and changes from each author until all authors approve a final draft Reread the manuscript, improve the sentence structure and word choice, and correct typographical errors Have one or more of your colleagues review the manuscript Have the text polished by someone fluent in English (if English is not your first language, this is a good opportunity to improve your writing) Submit the manuscript to the journal Scientific writing emphasizes brevity and clarity.

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