Writing and formatting

There is no shortage of general advice on the web on how to write all kinds of scholarly medical articles. The most influential resource is the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (ICMJE), and this is the best place to start when sitting down to write a paper.

These uniform requirements have been adopted by more than 800 journals, and they encompass a wide range of editorial policies and advice on publication practice and ethics. For more guidance that echoes and complements the uniform requirements check out the following:

  • WAME (the World Association of Medical Editors)
  • CSE (the Council of Science Editors)
  • COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)

See links on the left for further guidance.