Professional Development

28 - Scientific writing: Aims I
In order to correctly write scientific articles, the author must know and practice the three basic rules of scientific writing:Precision: the author must use words that communicate exactly, without any doubt, the meaning of the finding. Avoid ambiguous terms and revise the manuscript from the reader's perspective. Even the most experienced authors benefit from the revision of one or more colleagues.Clarity: the text must be easily read and understood. A manuscript is easy to understand when the language is simple, the sentences are well structured, and each paragraph develops the theme in a logical and consistent order.Conciseness: include only information that is pertinent to the content of the manuscript using the least possible amount of words. Each unnecessary word not only increases the length and cost of the article, but also affects the clarity of the message.