2017 年 3 巻 1 号 p. 61-65
When you have finally completed your research, documented your findings, observations, conclusions and future considerations, the time has come to add your work to that of the larger nuclear cardiology community. But how can you share your work with other scientists? For a young physician new to the world of publishing, the task of putting together an illuminating, cohesive and yet succinct manuscript can appear daunting. Even so, the “publish or perish” imperative remains if you are to advance your career while contributing to the worldwide pool of knowledge, so try you must. Luckily, there are some concrete principles you can follow that will remove some of the mystery and, from an editorial point of view, improve your chances of having your manuscript accepted for submission. Presenting findings in a way that has the best possible chance of being accepted for publication means paying close attention to clarity, accuracy and suitability of both content, in terms of science, and presentation, in terms of language, style and format. This review will address the role that editing plays in the submission and publication process and will provide some practical approaches for improving your manuscript.