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An Author’s Guide to Mastering Research Communication Skills: Introduction of a Medical Manuscript

Version 1 : Received: 10 December 2021 / Approved: 10 December 2021 / Online: 10 December 2021 (15:01:35 CET)

How to cite: El-Sobky, T. An Author’s Guide to Mastering Research Communication Skills: Introduction of a Medical Manuscript. Preprints 2021, 2021120191 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0191.v1). El-Sobky, T. An Author’s Guide to Mastering Research Communication Skills: Introduction of a Medical Manuscript. Preprints 2021, 2021120191 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0191.v1).

Abstract

Skilled academic/medical writing is critical to research communication. The fundamental sections of a scholarly manuscript are introduction, methods, results and discussion. The introduction of a medical manuscript is aimed at briefing readers on the clinical extent and public health context of the research problem. It must justify the essentialness of the research to the scientific community and reveal any underlying research novelty. Skillfully conceived, designed and performed research protocols that are unskillfully presented can lose scientific credibility and impact. Without research communication skills authors would not be able to display the usefulness of their research for the scientific community. Generally, research communication or medical writing training/skills is underrepresented in curricular systems of medical schools globally. This can challenge publication quality and quantity of early-career authors/researchers. The author presents the academic experience he accumulated through peer review and supervision of vast manuscripts and theses. This article aimed at presenting a comprehensive roadmap for academic writing of the introduction and at identifying its common pitfalls.

Keywords

medical writing; research communication; biomedical publications; teaching; medical education; article introduction; faculty training; early-career researchers; medical authorship

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Other

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