The format of manuscripts submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed scientific journal share a common structure called the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) structure. The IMRAD structure is not simply an arbitrary publication format, but rather a direct reflection of the process of scientific discovery. While the text of experimental and observational articles is divided usually, but not necessarily, into sections with the headings Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion, the IMRAD structure can also be applied to clinical manuscripts in the health and veterinary sciences. Accordingly, the task of authors and editors to create accurate and clear reports of scientific and clinical investigations is mutual.
What is editorial advice?
ConsulWrite can assist authors to prepare their manuscripts to comply with:
In this way, ConsulWrite can help authors to improve the quality of their reporting by ensuring that the manuscript conforms to the recommended IMRAD system for manuscripts to be published in life, health, veterinary, agricultural, exact, and engineering science journals and contains the appropriate terms and expressions required by each scientific discipline.
Why might you need editorial advice?
We will recommend that you commission an editorial advice report if:
What are the benefits of editorial advice?
If you follow the editorial advice provided, you will improve the quality of your reporting with respect to its structure and content, thereby:
What do you get if you ask for editorial advice?
You will receive a comprehensive analytical report on your manuscript which:
Can I request editorial advice?
If you think that your manuscript needs editorial advice, you can commission a report when you submit your manuscript. Even if you do not commission an editorial advice report when you submit your paper for editing, ConsulWrite will assess its content during its editing and/or rescripting. When ConsulWrite returns the edited version of your manuscript, you will be told of the problems that have been identified and given reasons why your manuscript would benefit from editorial advice.
Please note that you are responsible for the content of your manuscript: ConsulWrite will not write your paper for you. Once you have received the report, it is up to you to determine how best to follow the recommendations, given the particular content of your research. Therefore, commissioning an editorial advice report from ConsulWrite is not a guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. However, Consulwrite will edit the revised manuscript at no extra cost.