The following services are available within the Department of Pediatrics:
Monica Lemmon, MD
Tara McKellar, RN-BSN
|Finance and Accounting||
Anita Herring, MBA, MHA
|Grant Preparation and Scientific Review||Katherine Misuraca, PhD
Director of Research Development
Manuscript Writing Assistance
|Barath Ramasubramanian, MS
|Bernie Fischer, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
If you have questions or need additional information, please email PediatricResearch@dm.duke.edu.
Manuscript Writing Assistance
Effective communication is critical for research funding and publication. Manuscript submissions have risen dramatically in the last two decades, and editors are too busy to sift through poor writing in order to determine research quality. They may pass on quality work that requires too great of an editing investment. The academic rigor of a manuscript should be based the nature of the research, not complex grammar or esoteric language.
The Department of Pediatrics offers manuscript assistance to faculty, including services for:
- Improving language and structure of manuscripts to communicate discoveries more effectively.
- Responding to editor concerns.
- Journal targeting for rejected articles.
- Keeping up with current stylistic trends in journal writing. [For example, many editors are shifting away from passive voice in articles, and researchers may need to update their writing style to remain current.]
To submit your manuscript for an assessment or schedule a 1:1 meeting for writing assistance, please contact: Barath Ramasubramanian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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