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Reporting and Publishing Research in the Biomedical Sciences

  • Peush Sahni
  • Rakesh Aggarwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Gitanjali Batmanabane
    Pages 1-4
  3. Uday C. Ghoshal
    Pages 5-8
  4. Amita Aggarwal
    Pages 9-20
  5. Rakesh Aggarwal, Peush Sahni
    Pages 21-38
  6. Robert H. Fletcher, Suzanne W. Fletcher
    Pages 39-48
  7. Nithya Gogtay, Shobna J. Bhatia
    Pages 65-70
  8. Philip Abraham
    Pages 71-75
  9. Bandana Malhotra
    Pages 77-89
  10. Dinesh Sinha, John Mackrell
    Pages 91-97
  11. Sanjay A. Pai
    Pages 99-107
  12. Rakesh Lodha
    Pages 109-113
  13. V. K. Kapoor
    Pages 115-121
  14. Rajeev Kumar
    Pages 135-142
  15. Shobna J. Bhatia
    Pages 143-153
  16. Larissa Shamseer, David Moher
    Pages 165-184
  17. Trish Groves
    Pages 185-200

About this book


This book eases the task of converting research work into a manuscript, and covers the recent developments in publishing that often stump budding researchers.

Few researchers in the biomedical sciences are trained in the essential skills of reporting their results, and they seek help in writing a paper that will be acceptable for publication in the ‘right’ journal, and in presenting their results ‘effectively’ at a meeting. As well as covering the basic aspects of preparing manuscripts for publication, the book discusses best practices and issues relating to the publication of biomedical research, including topics such as peer-review, authorship, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, publication misconduct, electronic publishing and open-access journals. With more than two decades of experience in conducting workshops on writing scientific papers, the editors have brought together the expertise of 29 authors from seven countries to produce this one-stop guide to publishing research in biomedical sciences.

This book is intended for young researchers who are beginning their careers and wish to hone their skills and understand the rigors of research writing and publishing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peush Sahni
    • 1
  • Rakesh Aggarwal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Liver TransplantationAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologySanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

About the editors

Dr. Peush Sahni is a gastrointestinal surgeon at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has been involved in journal editing for the past three decades and is currently Editor of The National Medical Journal of India. He is also the President of the Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors and is actively associated with the World Association of Medical Editors. He has taught workshops on writing of scientific papers, peer review and journal editing for many years. 

Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal is a gastroenterologist-hepatologist at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. He is an active researcher and has published numerous research papers, review articles, editorials and book chapters. He has been involved in journal editing for more than two decades and is currently the Editor of a major journal in his specialty. In addition, he has been involved in teaching at workshops on research methodology, writing of scientific papers, peer-review and journal editing for several years.

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