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RMJ. 2015; 40(1): 107-110


Webliographical guide for writing in a medical journal

Waseem Raja, Sidra Waheed, Umer ul Haq, Muhammad Ebrahim Khan.




Abstract

Objective: To search for the websites available on the World-Wide-Web that contain resources for scientific medical writing icluding medical writing advices,online biomedical journals,refrence and citation guidelines and biostatistics webpages.
Methods: Yahoo, Google scholar and Scirus search engines were used by entering the search terms “medical writing resources”, “biostatistics “and “citation guidelines” during the period of June 2008 to December 2008.
Results: Many websites were found containing instructions to authors in health sciences(http://www.icmje.org/ ,http://mulford.meduohio.edu/instr/, http://amwadvc.org/ ,http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/, http://www.medweb.emory.edu/, http://www.writerswrite.com/medical/, http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/, http://www.authoraid.info/ http://www.equator-network.org/.), resources for online biomedical journals(www.pakmedinet.com, FreeMedicalJournals.com, PubMedECntal.com, findarticle.com) biostatistics information (http://interstat.statjournals.net, www.bmj.com/statbk/ http://statpages.org/, www.quantitativeskills.com/sisa ) and reference guidelines(,(www.apastyle.org, http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/, http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/citation/index.cfm, http://www.osu.edu/,)
Conclusion: With the recent advancements in online availability of biomedical resources, internet may help a lot in putting up a research work into an article form and getting it published.

Key words: World Wide Web, medical journals, bibliography, biostatistics, scientific writing.






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