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J. M. Barnes
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 42, No 1 | a821 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v42i1.821 | © 2018 J. M. Barnes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 October 2018 | Published: 28 February 1986

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J. M. Barnes, Institute for Medical Literature, Medical Research Council, South Africa

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Criteria are set out that referees can use to judge manuscripts offered for publication. One of the criteria is clarity of the writing and soundness of the organisation of the article. This paper deals mainly with this requirement of good writing and logical organisation and sets out the broad structure of a scientific article under the various headings usually encountered in research publications. Hints are given to help the author to organise the mass of information into a logical and readable form, while keeping the requirements of electronic searching of literature in databases in mind.


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