A doctor did not know how to cite and reference for an article he had written. Such a lacuna in training is scary

A doctor did not know how to cite and reference for an article he had written. Such a lacuna in training is scary

An interesting experience: A few months back I got a request from a doctor who had studied in India. He is now working in another country. He had written an article and this was the first time he had attempted to write for a journal. He asked if I would read it and tell him about any improvements needed. I told him that I would not be able to comment on the content. But I offered to help with the technical areas and formats. He was happy with my offer to help. What did I do? I read the article.…
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Conducted a Clinical Trial in India? It maybe Yes and No!

Conducted a Clinical Trial in India? It maybe Yes and No!

The mystery of India’s missing clinical trial results Shreya Dasgupta. BMJ 2020;371:m4835 Around eleven years ago  India had made a very welcome move - it was mandatory to register every clinical trial, in a national registry. The CTRI or the Clinical Trials Registry of India, created in 2007,  would then have a database of every trial registered, its progress at various stages and its results. The researchers could also link the registration record to a paper when it was later published in a journal. In order for trial results to be shared in the public domain, every researcher who registers…
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Choosing a journal to publish your paper? Try “Think Check Submit”

Choosing a journal to publish your paper? Try “Think Check Submit”

Which journal should I submit my paper to? That is a question that very often appears in the minds of those who attempt writing. First time writers often know very little about choosing a journal. It is not easy either. Some points to ponder are: - Who is your article really useful for? Research on a tropical disease is less likely to be useful for an American audience. A journal that has a larger circulation in tropical countries makes more sense as a choice. Is the journal open access or free? If yes that is a great choice - as…
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