References & Selected Readings

This section gives you a list of references and interesting additional readings.

1. Hall, G.M., ed. How to write a paper.3rd ed. New Delhi: Byword Viva, 2004.

2. International Committee of Medical Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: Ethical considerations in the conduct and reporting of research: Authorship and contributorship. 

3. The Americal Psychological Association Style Blog. URL:

Selected readings
We have given below, a collection of articles pertaining to medical research writing that you may find interesting.

 An article on plagiarism written by our team:
Sriganesh, V & Iyer, PPlagiarism and medical writingIndian Journal of Radiol Imaging.2007;17(3):146-147.

An instance of action taken by the journal against authors who plagiarised:
Nayak, B.K., Maniar, R. The scourge of plagiarism. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006; 54(2):75-6.

A comment on the practice of gift authorship;
Bhan, A. Tackling polyauthoritis giftosa. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2010; 76(1):60-1.

Importance of research methodology
Nayak, B.K. Why learn research methodology? Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009; 57(3):173-4.

More on medical writing
Interesting tools to ease collaborative writing:
Eapen, B.R. Collaborative writing: Tools and tips. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2007; 73(6):439-41.
Krishna, A. Aid to good medical writing. Indian Pediatrics. 1998; 35(5):447-51.

Medical research ethics
A selection of articles on medical research ethics published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics: