UGM Pharmacy – There are many reasons why people publish their writings. Among them is to get a promotion, to get an academic degree, some are intentionally intended for financial orientation. Whatever the reason, in making a good scientific paper, one should pay attention to the important variables used in assessing whether the work can be published or not.
At the workshop which was held by the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM for two days on June 24-25, 2019, Professor Vermeulen emphasized that the manuscripts which get good scores from both reviewers and editors are the original manuscripts. “Novel research results and methods will provide added value in the eyes of reviewers,” he explained.
He also reminded not to allow the negative emotional state in the writing process as it might affect the grammar and the clarity of the analysis. Writing a good publication needs to consider a clear, useful narrative, the message conveyed, and the availability of data as a source for writing the manuscript.
The authors also cannot set aside the use of good logical thinking which will help the readers, including reviewers and editors, to understand what is written. However, besides paying attention to the correct rules, they also need to pay attention to several other things such as whether the manuscript can be published. Several types of writing should be avoided to publish are research reports on the industry, duplicate publication, expired research, and writing that produces incorrect and unacceptable conclusions.
To further understand the subject matter of the workshop material, on the second day the participants were invited for a manuscript review at which they would present their manuscripts and receive feedback. The elements assessed include the title, grammar in the body of writing, clarity of information, reference quality, effectiveness of the table, and the suitability of keywords. (PR/Yeny)