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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Sep;13(2):117-127. Korean.
Published online September 30, 2010.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2010.13.2.117
Copyright © 2010 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Tips to Write a Medical Paper More Effectively
Jin-Bok Hwang, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Corresponding author (Email: pedgi@kmu.ac.kr )
Received September 06, 2010; Revised September 10, 2010; Accepted September 13, 2010.

Abstract

This paper aims to give beginners an introductory course on how to write a medical paper more effectively. Bear in mind the reviewer and the reader will be reading your paper for the first time, so you should write it easily. Everything in your paper must be coherent. Use of the active voice is usually shorter and clearer. Organize your story carefully and logically, and then you can avoid unnecessary repetition in different sections. Think hard, because research is made by the mind, not by the hands. Write technically and powerfully. Above all, you have to meet the submission regulation of the target journal exactly.

Keywords: Writing; Medical paper

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The key framework of a medical paper.
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The order of writing sections for beginners.
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Tips to Write a Medical Paper Effectively
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Table 2
Logical Frame of a Medical Paper
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Aims of Each Section of a Medical Paper
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Guidelines for Writing Results
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Guidelines for Writing Discussion
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Guidelines for Writing Introduction
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Guidelines for Writing Materials and Methods
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Guidelines for Writing a Title and Abstract
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Guidelines for Writing References
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