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10 common mistakes in writing a scientific article

Carlos Flores-Mir
Orthodontic Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Carlos Flores-Mir

School of Dentistry, 5-528 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 - 87 Ave NW, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - T6G 1C9.
E-mail: cf1@ualberta.ca

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Carlos Flores-Mir

School of Dentistry, 5-528 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 - 87 Ave NW, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - T6G 1C9.
E-mail: cf1@ualberta.ca

DOI: 10.25259/APOS-9-1-2 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Over the past 15 years, I have been involved in different roles as author of orthodontic and non-orthodontic manuscripts, reviewer of orthodontically related submissions and assistant/associate editor of different orthodontic journals. Over that span, I have committed multiple mistakes both while writing a manuscript and while critically appraising one. I hope these few timbits* would help you strengthen any future manuscript submission you may consider working on. I have identified 10 common mistakes that I have observed while preparing/reading scientific articles. The list is not ordered according to importance but following the template of a typical scientific article.
Keywords: Journal article, Medical writing, Mistakes.

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