Reviews Soundings

Advice to science writers

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1281-a (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1281
  1. Imre Loefler, editor
  1. Nairobi Hospital Proceedings, Kenya

    Make sure that you indicate in the introduction to your paper that the problem you are addressing is of the utmost importance to the survival of mankind. If the topic is a “disease,” quantify the proportion of the world population that might become its victims, calculate that proportion in absolute numbers, and proceed to address the annual expense that humanity incurs in consequence of that disease.

    Never admit that your choice of research topic …

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