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Navigating the journal submission process – are you really prepared!

Who remembers the days of mailing your valuable manuscript to a journal’s editorial office, or even faxing through your 20+-page document? Simpler times, maybe. Nowadays, you almost have to take an intensive course to come to grips with the complexities of some of the online manuscript submission and tracking systems used by journals and publishers.

So, you’ve chosen your short-list of Read more

New tool helps authors find the right reporting guideline for their manuscript

Reporting guidelines help and guide authors in the preparation and accurate reporting of research studies, e.g., CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews, STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies, and CARE for case reports. Editors of biomedical journals will often ask authors to provide evidence that they used and adhered to the appropriate reporting guidelines, and may ask for guideline specific checklists during submission, and include guideline flow diagrams in the published manuscript (e.g., CONSORT, PRISMA, STARD). Journal editors, reviewers, and readers use these guidelines as a tool in assessing the quality and reliability of reported research. Many guidelines have been developed for different study types, and it is important that authors identify and implement the correct guidelines for their research.

The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) network is Read more

Additional services added to new Research Medics website

We have been busy over the last few months developing our new website, which was launched last week. We hope that the new site will be pleasing to look at, easy to navigate, and informative of the services that we provide to our clients.

Information on our services can be easily accessed by navigating using the “our services” link at the top of the page, or by directly clicking on any of the headings from the drop down menu. You will find a short description of the service, with highlighted key points. The services listed are not exhaustive, and we are happy to provide bespoke consultancy based on individual client needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we will consider all requests.

You may notice that we don’t include detailed information on pricing on our website. We believe every quotation should be tailored to the specific needs of the client. Read more

5 Reasons to use medical editing services

Many research proposals are rejected even before they have a chance to become full research papers. Many reasons for rejection are easily avoidable and can be overcome with a little effort. Take a look at how medical editing services can help your research proposal and manuscript get accepted. Read more