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In June to August 2016, Edanz Group (known as Liwenbianji in China) organized two summer seminar tours in China for early-career researchers, focusing on the Beijing area.


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

  1. The mean score among the students was 20. The score among the staff was 10 however.
  2. This study used a small sample. Our previous study however used a large sample.
  3. This interview study reveals varied responses from 10 students, however small group data cannot be generalized.
  4. The interview responses from the students however small the group reveal problems with the new policy.

Edanz Group is pleased to announce that its Education Director and Senior Publishing Consultant, Dr Trevor Lane, has been elected as a Council Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the world’s main organization promoting ethical journal publishing.

Dr Lane won the seat on COPE Council in June 2016 in an election held among COPE’s more than 10,000 membership to fill eight council vacancies. During his three-year voluntary post as a Council Member, he will help carry out COPE’s operational activities and contribute to the committee’s policy making and management.


As is so often the case, the things we may have learned as “rules” for starting a sentence are not always universal. We may have been taught that a sentence should never start with a conjunction, or an acronym, or an Arabic numeral, but is that always the case?

At the request of Gifu University, Edanz Group delivered two introductory-level writing workshops to graduates and early-career researchers to enhance their skills and confidence in writing for peer-reviewed journals.


Most of the time, we know when to use a capital letter: the names of people and places, the first word of a sentence, and when citing a direct quote “Xxxxx”. However, there are some common areas where many writers run into confusion about using capital letters. Knowing when to capitalize increases the presentation value of a manuscript, so we’ve provided below a list of recommendations for some of these common issues and the correct use of capitalization in these cases.


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