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Figure Legends

Figure Legends

According to my Twitter feed, a number of researchers are unsure of how to approach figure legends. I actually find figure legends fairly formulaic and easy to write. As a first step, I recommend browsing through several recent issues of the journal where you’ll be...

Creating Figures for Your Manuscript

Creating Figures for Your Manuscript

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Perhaps. A good figure in a medical journal will save at least 200 to 300 words of text in the Results, and probably some text in the Discussion as well. That’s worth a lot, with today’s strict word length limitations imposed by...

Apostrophes – They’re not for plurals!

Apostrophes – They’re not for plurals!

Welcome to the first Weekly Writing Tip. Today’s topic is my biggest pet peeve – the correct (and incorrect!) use of apostrophes. The poor apostrophe is probably the most misused punctuation mark in the English language. Repeat after me: An apostrophe + “s” is NOT...

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