Blogs

2017/03/21

Being listed as an author on a published article is one of the main goals of scientific research. Each listed author had a significant role to play in a study and has responsibility for the work presented; however, journals are now starting to ask for an author to be named the overall "guarantor" of the paper. It can be a bit confusing to differentiate the role of an ordinary author vs the corresponding author vs a guarantor, so today we take a look at these key authorship roles and try and make sense of each of their responsibilities and who to list for each category on the manuscript.

2017/02/06

Which of the following is/are correct in scientific writing?

  1. Most of the respondents were students. Which is understandable because the posters calling for volunteers were displayed mainly at our university.
  2. The interviewees, of which most were postgraduates, were first asked to complete a questionnaire.
  3. All questionnaires, through which we went twice, were complete and were included in this study.
  4. The questionnaire answers provided useful information on strategies of coping with different types of stress, which are summarized below. 
2017/01/03

Which of the following is/are correct in scientific writing?

  1. The students who we interviewed were all postgraduates.
  2. The students that we interviewed were all postgraduates.
  3. The students whom we interviewed were all postgraduates.
  4. The students which we interviewed were all postgraduates.
2016/12/22

Which of the following is/are correct in scientific writing?

  1. The replies which came from five students were transcribed and translated.

  2. The replies that came from five students were transcribed and translated.

  3. The replies, which came from five students were transcribed and translated.  

  4. The replies, which came from five students, were transcribed and translated.  

 

2016/11/03

Which of the following is/are correct in scientific writing?

  1. As the participants discussed the problem they noted new terms and concepts.
  2. As the participants discussed the problem they were familiar with the main issues.
  3. As postgraduates all the participants said they now regularly use social media.
  4. As undergraduates the participants had all opened social media accounts.
2016/10/05

Which of the following is/are correct in scientific writing?

  1. The undergraduates said they used social media everyday while the postgraduates said they used it once a week.
  2. While the students drafted their blogs they listened to classical music.
  3. The teacher gave examples of correct grammar to the students while editing their blogs.
  4. While the students edited their blogs many grammar errors remained.