An approach to the writing of a scientific manuscript

Selma Cetin, David J. Hackam

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Objective. Writing a scientific manuscript is one of the most important tasks facing the academician, and may also be one of the most daunting. Materials. The essentials of any paper include a description of what is known, an assessment of what is unknown, a clear statement regarding the question and hypothesis being addressed by the current study, and a discussion and summary of new information that has been learned as a result of the study. Conclusions. A formulaic approach is provided to guide the author through this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical decision making
  • Critical review
  • Didactic teaching
  • Hypothesis generation
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Instructional approach
  • Manuscript
  • Scientific process
  • Scientific review
  • Scientific writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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