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美捷登 www.medjaden.com Medjaden 雕石琢玉 - 英文医学写作及应答审评的技巧 中国医生发表 SCI 论文的问题和解决办法 任 骏美国怀俄明大学健康暨卫生学院副院长、药理学教授美国怀俄明州生命科学首席科学家美国西部转译暨临床医学联盟州级首席执行官 美国心血管毒理 “Cardiovascular.

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Presentation on theme: "美捷登 www.medjaden.com Medjaden 雕石琢玉 - 英文医学写作及应答审评的技巧 中国医生发表 SCI 论文的问题和解决办法 任 骏美国怀俄明大学健康暨卫生学院副院长、药理学教授美国怀俄明州生命科学首席科学家美国西部转译暨临床医学联盟州级首席执行官 美国心血管毒理 “Cardiovascular."— Presentation transcript:

1 美捷登 Medjaden 雕石琢玉 - 英文医学写作及应答审评的技巧 中国医生发表 SCI 论文的问题和解决办法 任 骏美国怀俄明大学健康暨卫生学院副院长、药理学教授美国怀俄明州生命科学首席科学家美国西部转译暨临床医学联盟州级首席执行官 美国心血管毒理 “Cardiovascular Toxicology” 副主编 中国西安第四军医大学讲座教授 Editor-in-Chief, Medjaden Scientific Service 中国香港美捷登生物医学服务公司 中国香港美捷登生物医学服务公司 主编

2 美捷登 Medjaden Study design Laboratory experiments, clinical investigation/review, etc. Literature search/reading Submission Preparation of manuscript Data analysis Proof Publication Acceptance Editor’s decisionRejection Flowchart of Publication Procedures Revision/Replies Peer review Resurrection

3 美捷登 Medjaden  Recommended order of writing: –Results Tables and Figures with P-values (arrange panels of figures) Figure legends Description of important data in Tables and Figures –Methods Modification and refinement of manuals or previously published descriptions (find a good template – best from your own lab) –Introduction –Discussion –Abstract/Acknowledgement Self-assessment and Preparation of Your Manuscript

4 美捷登 Medjaden  Suitable Quality?  Sufficient General Interest?  Conclusions Justified?  Clearly Written?  Procedures Described? Self-assessment before a work is considered for preparation for publication?

5 美捷登 Medjaden Checkpoint for Clarity-1  Clarify a central message before you start writing. Can you describe your work to a colleague in one or two sentences?  A paper should address one main question.  Irrelevant experimental data should be excluded.  Write in your own voice or tone.  Eliminate the possibility of being misunderstood.

6 美捷登 Medjaden Checkpoint Clarity-2  Putting oneself in the reader’s position. Identify readers Keep to the word limit (Short papers are not equal to short manuscripts) Be consistent Present Figures and Tables clearly Avoid excessive abbreviations Use English editing services Assist reviewers in understanding your work, and get constructive criticisms Assist readers in understanding your paper, and get more citations

7 美捷登 Medjaden When should we submit?  Manuscript with novel findings cannot be rejected easily. Novelty Completeness

8 美捷登 Medjaden Novelty is key: Mechanistic insights  Find the underlying mechanism of the biological response.  Study the functional significance of the biological response.  Find the relevance of the biological response to pathophysiology.  Study the properties of the endogenous molecule, using loss of function approaches.  Study the in vivo significance of the biological response studied in vitro.  Plan these experiments in the early stages of your study.

9 美捷登 Medjaden How to increase your productivity  Assemble Figures and Tables in the early stages of your work.  Prepare a folder for data and references.  Start writing wherever you can. Write the paper in parts.  Prepare outlines and headings and write the first sentence.  Write quickly and put the draft aside for at least one day before revising  Prepare for the revision in advance. Don’t be afraid of receiving criticisms.  Always make a wish list for improvement.

10 美捷登 Medjaden  Words –Specific, familiar and short  Syntax –Most of the grammatical errors are due to faulty word order  Abbreviations and jargon –Should NEVER contain abbreviations, chemical formulas, proprietary (rather than generic) names, jargon and the like  Type of titles –Straightforward, recommended –Sentence, not always recommended –Phrase or half sentence –Title-subtitle (series title) arrangement, recommended How to Prepare the Title

11 美捷登 Medjaden How to construct an Abstract? Background (one or two sentence) Objectives (one sentence) Methods (how to do the expts) Results (what you observed?) Conclusion (What you can say? These results suggest, reveal, or indicate that…… )

12 美捷登 Medjaden Typical Mistakes/Errors in an Abstract  Lack of specific aims (objectives)  Lack of descriptions of methods  Either too brief or too detailed results  Lack of a concrete conclusion  Other weaknesses mentioned in the typical examples of inappropriate titles

13 美捷登 Medjaden How to best compose the Introduction section? Background 1. From general to specific area 2. Describe the components related to the current study 3. Unsolved issues in the related area Objectives 1. What have been performed, but not describe the results in most times. 2. Compared to previous studies, what is the novelty of the present study?

14 美捷登 Medjaden Comment problems in developing the Introduction section: Jumping, lack of logical development Missing components Unclear why to do it – lack of rationale of why “protein marker A, B and C were evaluated” Novelty is unclear

15 美捷登 Medjaden What should be included in the Results section? Logical description of the results in group one by one (use subtitles or new paragraphs etc) Do not repeat use the data in both tables and figures No discussion, but short background or conclusion sometimes is acceptable

16 美捷登 Medjaden Logical development of the Discussion Very short background and summary of the main results and conclusion Discussion related previous results Analysis the results of current study Using some words such as novelty or innovative finding, important finding to attract reader’s attention Summary and conclusion Experimental limitation (at reviewer’s request)

17 美捷登 Medjaden Study design Laboratory experiments, clinical investigation/review, etc. Literature search/reading Submission Preparation of manuscript Data analysis Proof/Reprint order Publication Acceptance Editor’s decisionRejection Flowchart of Publication Procedures Revision/Replies Peer review

18 美捷登 Medjaden Submission  Target Journals –Read Instructions/contents of several related journals and select 2-3 target journals with different impact factors, based on the quality of your study –Normally try the journal with a higher one, then another one with a lower one, depending on the comments of the editor/reviewers –Online better than post or –Turn-around time –Most journals don’t charge submission fees –Most journal don’t charge publication fees

19 美捷登 Medjaden Study design Laboratory experiments, clinical investigation/review, etc. Literature search/reading Submission Preparation of manuscript Data analysis Proof/Reprint order Publication Acceptance Peer review Editor’s decisionRejection Flowchart of Publication Procedures Revision/Replies

20 美捷登 Medjaden The Value of Manuscript Peer Review  The best opportunity to learn what is necessary for acceptance of the journal.  It is not a waste of time. A good way to practice time management.  The best exercise to improve the quality of your science.  Making constructive comments benefits your experimental design as well.

21 美捷登 Medjaden Peer Review  Recommended and excluded reviewers (important!)  Timing of review process –Normally weeks –Not “the quicker, the better”- a response within 1 week means “rejection” without sending out for review in most cases (there are exceptions) –Delayed review doesn’t mean “rejection”, but is indeed frustrating, especially for MOST Chinese authors who have a “deadline” for publication –Recommended time for inquiry would be 3 months after submission

22 美捷登 Medjaden Peer Review  Recommendation of reviewers –Senior or first authors of references you cite in your paper, and your data are in agreement with theirs –Go into PubMed and find someone who published papers in agreement with your data; you better cite his paper –Senior authors who has similar research field to yours and to whom you or your boss has a good relationship  Exclude your competitors as reviewers

23 美捷登 Medjaden Flowchart of Publication Procedures Study design Laboratory experiments, clinical investigation/review, etc. Literature search/reading Submission Preparation of manuscript Data analysis Proof/Reprint order Publication Acceptance Editor’s decisionRejectionRevision/Replies Peer review

24 美捷登 Medjaden Editor’s Decision  Typical wording in the decision letter –Acceptance (exciting moment every one enjoys!) I am pleased to inform you that your manuscript has been accepted for publication in future issue of (journal name)…. –Minor revision (very likely to be accepted) I regret that your manuscript has not been able to be accepted for publication in its present (current) format. However, we wish to re-consider (would like to invite) a revised manuscript if you are willing to address the comments raised by the reviewers. –Major revision (how much additional study needed?) –Rejection – (can it be resurrected?)

25 美捷登 Medjaden Editor’s Decision  Typical wording in the decision letter –Major revision (revised paper sent back to the same reviewers, and may be accepted if the reviewers are satisfied with authors’ replies and the revised version) I regret that your manuscript has not been able to be accepted for publication in its present (current) format. However, we would like to re-consider a revised manuscript if you are willing to address the comments raised by the reviewers. Please be reminded that I cannot guarantee that your revised paper will be accepted. I regret that your manuscript has not been able to be accepted for publication in its present (current) format. However, we would like to re-consider a revised manuscript if you are willing to address the comments raised by the reviewers. Please be informed that your revised manuscript must be re-submitted as a new manuscript).

26 美捷登 Medjaden Editor’s Decision  Typical wording in the decision letter –Rejection with reviewers’ comments I regret that your manuscript is not accepted for publication in this journal, due to its relatively low priority (or due to the limited space of our journal). However, we wish to include the comments from the reviewers, which may be of help when you submit your paper to another journal. Thanks for your submission your work to our journal. –Rejection without reviewers’ comments I regret that your manuscript is not accepted for publication in this journal, because it is beyond the scopes of our journal (or due to its low priority). To save your time, I would return your manuscript and wish your success in another appropriate journal. Thanks for your submission your work to our journal.

27 美捷登 Medjaden Study design Laboratory experiments, clinical investigation/review, etc. Literature search/reading Submission Preparation of manuscript Data analysis Proof/Reprint order Publication Acceptance Editor’s decisionRejectionRevision/Replies Flowchart of Publication Procedures Peer review

28 美捷登 Medjaden Reasons for Rejection Determined by Editors 1 Fundamentally weak hypothesis 2 Lack of clinical relevance 3 Old knowledge with no new or useful material 4 Two or three of reasons 1–3 5 Reasonable text, but images are of very poor quality, are inappropriate, or are incorrectly interpreted 6 Too many methodologic errors 7 Hypothesis adequate, but poor study design, methodology, or statistics 8 Lacking in logic; initial premise not logically supported by methods and results 9 None of the other reasons, but reviewers do not like the article 10 Previously published 11 Sample population too small or biased to justify results and conclusion 12 Well written but better suited for another journal 13 Major language problems; English not primary language of author 14 Too poorly written, phrased, or presented 15 Failure to follow AJR author guidelines 16 Lack of correlation between purpose and results 17 Poor statistics, beyond salvage Am J Roentgenol 2007; 188:W113–W116

29 美捷登 Medjaden Reasons for Manuscript Rejection for 18 Countries CountryCategory of Reasons for Rejection Lack of new or Logical or Errors in Poor Referees Not suited p useful knowledge methodologic errors data analysis language do not like for AJR United States — Japan NS South Korea NS Germany NS Canada NS Turkey NS United Kingdom NS France NS Italy NS Taiwan NS China < 0.05 Switzerland NS Austria < 0.05 Spain NS India < 0.05 Netherlands NS Israel NS Australia NS Am J Roentgenol 2007; 188:W113–W116

30 美捷登 Medjaden How to Deal with “Rejection”  Rejection with reviewers’ comments –Revise the paper according to the reasonable comments made by the reviewers, and ignore those you don’t like; –Format the paper according to the new targeted journal; –In most cases, the new targeted journal has a lower IF than the previous one. However, if you believe that the reviewers made very constructive and important comments and you have fully addressed the comments, you may try a journal with even a higher impact factor (IF). One example: a new serology for H. pylori infection. Submission 1 – study included untreated patients, rejected by a journal with an IF of 1.8, but with comment recommending inclusion of patients with eradication therapy. Submission 2 - study included both groups, and accepted by a journal with an IF of 2.5. Rejection without reviewers’ comments

31 美捷登 Medjaden Study design Laboratory experiments, clinical investigation/review, etc. Literature search/reading Submission Preparation of manuscript Data analysis Proof/Reprint order Publication Acceptance Editor’s decisionRejectionRevision/Replies Flowchart of Publication Procedures Peer review

32 美捷登 Medjaden How to Deal with “Revision”  Most papers need 1-2 revisions before acceptance  Recommended procedures for revision –Read the editor’s letter and Reviewers’ comments carefully, perform additional experiments if “demanded” –Try to draft the “point-by-point” replies to the comments first –Then, revise your paper according to the drafted “point- by-point” replies –Finalize your “point-by-point” replies and revisions in the paper –If additional experiments or data are required, do it in a reasonable timeline- neither in days nor in months

33 美捷登 Medjaden How to Deal with “Revision”  Recommended attitude toward reviewers’ comments for revision –Most reviewers are helping both the journal and authors –Some reviewers point out how to improve the presentation of the paper, or even edit the paper –Always thank the reviewer, even if he/she is wrong –Never blame the reviewers for not understanding your paper, or deliberately picking up the weaknesses of your paper –The preparation of (wording in) the “point-by-point” reply letter is even more important than the revision of the manuscript of the paper

34 美捷登 Medjaden  Wording in the “point-by-point” reply letter –Before the “point-by-point” reply letter, a sentence like the following will give the reviewer(s) a good impression If the comments are really good –First of all, we wish to thank the reviewer(s) for the(ir) constructive, encouraging and positive comments If the comments are mixed –First of all, we wish to thank the reviewer(s) for the(ir) constructive, and useful comments If the comments are somewhat critical –First of all, we wish to thank the reviewer(s) for the(ir) constructive, and pertinent comments which definitely help improve our manuscript How to Deal with “Revision”

35 美捷登 Medjaden Value of Meeting presentations  The best opportunity to understand the quality of your data objectively.  A good opportunity to make your wish list for future presentations.  Always include new data.  Accept criticism, assess the response of the audience, and improve the clarity of your presentation.  Bring your manuscript to meetings.

36 美捷登 Medjaden Medjaden 美捷登  美捷登 (Medjaden ) 的中英文寓意www.medjaden.com – 美捷登 : 美 - 完美(质量)、捷 - 快捷(速度) 、登 - 刊登(最终目标) –Medjaden: Med-medicine 医学 ) Jade N-make it as a jade ( 雕石琢玉 )  Mission 使命 Provides professional editing services for biomedical researchers, postgraduates and clinical doctors to maximize and accelerate the publication of articles from their research work in English SCI journals  Achievements 成就 –83% of the papers accepted for publication within 6 months after service –Most (96%) in English SCI journals –Collaborations with 丁香园 ) and universities/institutes and companies in China and USA –A lot of praises but rare complaints


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