These are just a few of the most common errors made by non-native English-speaking authors in their scientific writing. There are of course many more that can’t be dealt with here, but they all have the same result: a loss of clarity and/or introduction of ambiguity.

Keep the following points in mind to automatically improve the chance of getting your study published:

  • Apply the 3 C's (clear, concise, correct)
  • Remove repitition and redundancy
  • Be attentive to detail to ensure your meaning is clearly conveyed in each sentence
  • Keep sentences short and simple

The slogan for the Beijing Olympics was "One world, One dream;" when it comes to scientific writing you should think "One sentence, One idea." The simplest solution is always the best.