Writing by those whose first language is not English

  • William F. Whimster


Biomedical research workers whose first language is not English initially assume that this will reduce the chances of their papers being accepted by editors or conference organisers. They cannot believe that editors and conference organisers are only too delighted to be offered intelligible papers that contain original work with a clear message, that are scientifically reliable, of biomedical importance and suitable for the target journal or conference, whether general or specialist. Provided enough of these attributes can be identified editors will go to considerable trouble to help with the English (Whimster, 1991).


Native English Speaker Considerable Trouble Medical Journal Editor Conference Organiser Foreign Author 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. Whimster
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  1. 1.The School of Medicine and DentistryKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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