A Definitive Guide for Punctuation

guide for punctuation marks

A sentence without punctuation is merely a group of words, because without punctuation a sentence will not make much sense. And use of incorrect punctuation or punctuation in the wrong place can change the meaning of the sentence completely. Therefore, it is important to use correct punctuation marks. Punctuation allows us to organize our thoughts … Read more

Handling Reviewers’ Comments for Beginners

Handling reviewers' comments and feedback

Hardly any manuscript gets selected in the very first attempt. And if yours is not rejected then surely you might be asked for a revision. Well, whatever it is, a rejection or revision, you don’t have to lose your heart. Because it is not the end of the world, of course! Beginners tend to lose … Read more

Evidence-based Arguments – What Is a Strong Argument?

evidence-based arguments

When we talk about critical thinking, it means being capable of making good arguments. People have a wrong misconception of argument and tend to link it to a fight or quarrel. Rather, arguments are claims that are solidly supported by evidence. Furthermore, argumentation is a social process of two or more people engaging in arguments, … Read more

P-value and Compromising Scientific Findings

p-value and statistical analysis

In science, the ultimate success of any experiment is most of the times determined through a measure known as statistical significance. For a result to be considered significant, the difference that is observed in the experiment carried out between groups of probably people or plants will be quite unlikely if no difference exists. However, the … Read more

Irregular Verbs in British Vs. American

Irregular verbs in American vs British

Though originated from the same source, British and American English language have some differences. These differences are so acute, sometimes British people even claim that Americans don’t speak English, they speak American. So what are those differences? Apart from the obvious pronunciations, there are differences in spelling, vocabulary, collective nouns, auxiliary verbs, and irregular verbs. … Read more

Does It Matter in What Font and Size I Write My Manuscript?

Font size in manuscript writing

There are so many types of fonts that have been made available today. In so many cases, the exact selection of font is not critical. This is because the manuscript or journal will actually typeset the last version. Nevertheless, there are some things to consider when selecting the font type and size for your manuscript. … Read more

Avoiding Redundancy in Your Paper

Tips for avoiding redundancy when writing a scientific article

As an English enthusiast or a writer, it is of utmost importance that you avoid redundancies in your paper. Redundancy is basically a flaw in a paper which indicates the repetition of phrases, words or modifiers. A writer must keep in mind that redundancies will cause his/her paper to have an unpleasant disruption for the … Read more

Responding to Reviewers – Effectively & Professionally

tips for responding to reviewers comments

Firstly, you need to note that responding to reviewers whenever they are done assessing your research paper is a challenging task. It can be likened to writing the initial manuscript. Your response may as well be necessary when it comes down to resolving issues that have been addressed in your paper. Bear in mind that … Read more

Common Punctuation Mistakes

punctuation mistakes

What are punctuation marks? Punctuation marks are the points or other small marks used in a text to help the reader interpret the exact meaning of the text. In a layman’s language, punctuation marks are used to make the written text readable and understandable. A sentence without punctuation is merely a group of words. Without … Read more

How to Come up with a Research Question

A good research question

What is a research question? A research question is a question that a research project sets out to answer or around which your research is centered. Choosing a research question is the primary step to begin with your Ph.D. project. It is an essential element for both quantitative and qualitative research. You will need to … Read more

Use of Quotation Marks (“ “)

How to use quotation marks

Quotation marks, most commonly known as inverted commas, quotes, quote marks, or speech marks, are punctuation marks that are always used in pairs, especially when a direct speech has to be presented, or a quotation has to be mentioned, or a phrase needs to be used. Using quotation marks just before the sentence is called … Read more

Using Abbreviations and Acronyms

Using Abbreviations and Acronyms

Acronyms are letters or phrases that are used the same way as words are used. For example, NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization) are acronyms. As, they are read as they stand. But not always all the acronyms are read as words. For example, the BCCI (Board … Read more

Editing Vs Copyediting – What Is the Difference?

editing vs copyediting

Editing and copyediting are inherently similar as you can probably tell by the names. They are, however, slightly different but it is understandable and not at all surprising as to why they are often confused or shrugged off as simply being the same thing. In this article we hope to clarify the differences between the … Read more

We Accept WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay is a popular online electronic payment method in China and now Scientific Editing has integrated WeChat Pay for its convenience and enhancing customer experience. Since WeChat is the country’s popular payment method and social media platform and our clients have asked us to integrate this payment method, Scientific Editing has decided to add … Read more

Plagiarism in Science

Plagiarism in science publications

A recent analysis  was done by Science Magazine on 10,500 retracted journal articles and found that the number of retractions has continued to grow, but it also challenges some worrying perceptions that continue today. The number of articles retracted by journals is constantly increasing each year. In one case an anesthesiologist racked up about 90 … Read more