Tag: Editing tips

103 results

Sort by

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing

Editing Tip: Avoiding Sentence Fragments

This article discusses how to avoid sentence fragments, which may confuse readers and be considered problematic by journal editors.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

3 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing

Editing Tip: Avoiding Noun String Overuse

  • Using nouns as adjectives can help save space in your writing
  • However, stacking nouns in a long string can create confusion for the reader

by Michaela Panter, PhD

3 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing
  • Peer Review

Editing Tip: Word Choice Suggestions

  • The English language contains hundreds of thousands of words, each with its own conventions of use
  • Confusion often arises with pairs like 'affect'/'effect' and terms like 'evidence' or 'research' that can be nouns or verbs

by Ben Mudrak, PhD

3 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing

Editing Tip: Alternative Words for "Main" or "Mainly"

  • "Main" and "mainly" are commonly confused words in English, although they should be used differently
  • "Main" describes something that is principal, while "mainly" equates more to "for the most part"
  • Several synonyms for each term can be used to add variety to a manuscript

by Jenna MacArthur, PhD

2 min

aje editing tips
  • Guide
  • Writing
  • Peer Review
  • +1

American English vs. British English in Research Manuscripts: A Free Guide

This free guide provides an overview of the most common spelling differences in research papers when choosing American English or British English.

by Casi Newell, PhD

3 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing
  • Peer Review

Editing Tip: Attributive Nouns (or Adjective Nouns)

Attributive nouns are nouns serving as an adjective to describe another noun. They create flexibility with writing in English, but they can cause confusion and should be used purposefully.

by Ben Mudrak, PhD

2 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing
  • Peer Review

Editing Tip: Avoiding Incorrect Noun Pluralization

This editing tip demonstrates common instances of and ways to avoid incorrect noun pluralization.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

2 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing
  • Peer Review

Editing Tip: Anthropomorphism in Scientific Writing

The tendency to ascribe our own feelings and behaviors to anything we are discussing can make its way into our manuscripts. Here's how to manage these accidents.

by Ben Mudrak, PhD

2 min

aje editing tips
  • Article
  • Writing
  • Peer Review
  • +1

Apostrophe Usage in Academic Writing

  • Apostrophes can be used to create contractions (shortened forms of words or phrases).
  • Apostrophes also indicate possession.
  • Overall, the apostrophe is not common in scientific writing.

by Ben Mudrak, PhD

2 min

Professional

Solutions

Formatting services

Funding services

Automated tools


© 2024 Research Square Company. All rights reserved.

Language and region -