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Saint Thomas Medical Libraries: Writing

Direct links to some of the many resources Ascension-Saint Thomas Health provides access to. For additional resources use the search box on "HOME" page of library website

Relevant Online Resources

Duke Graduate School Scientific Writing Resource

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) 

  • 2018 Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.



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Choosing the Best Fit When Publishing in a Journal

  • Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it?
  • ust enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'.
  • Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in PubMed to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

Parts of a Scientific Paper

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Scientific Writing Guides

Common Errors in English hosted by WSU

Evaluating Journals When Publishing

  • Click on the ACRL logo above to access ACRL's Evaluating Journals Toolkit
  • Provides considerations for determining Journal Quality
  • Link to a checklist to support evaluation of Journal Quality
  • Links to additional tools and websites that help determine Journal Quality

Active vs. Passive Voice


When Passive Voice is Better by Biomedical Editor online

Print Resources

Saint Thomas Health Medical Libraries