Abstract - MANUSCRIPT WRITING FOR PATHOLOGISTS: TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING PUBLICATION POTENTIAL
Amado Ona Tandoc III, MD
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - Department of Health Alabang, Muntinlupa City Philippines
Publication is research work’s endpoint. Unless we publish (i.e., “to make public”) our work, our scientific outputs will not be included in the body of scientific literature, will neither be cited nor acknowledged, will be lost knowledge and information, and ultimately cannot be built upon by future researchers. Publication is permanence and is an imperative for a professional society like the Philippine Society of Pathologists.
But where do we start? Are there guiding principles for manuscript writing? Are tools available to help us write our research findings? Is the choice of journal important and how do we go about it? What is the process of submission and the steps towards final publication? What pitfalls should be avoided? These are the practical questions that we aim to answer in this short presentation.