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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1

Special issue on “how to write a scientific paper”

Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdelazeem A Eldawlatly
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_807_18

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Date of Web Publication21-Feb-2019

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Eldawlatly AA. Special issue on “how to write a scientific paper”. Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13, Suppl S1:1

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Eldawlatly AA. Special issue on “how to write a scientific paper”. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Mar 23];13, Suppl S1:1. Available from:

Due to the growing interest in writing scientific papers, many researchers are looking for either workshops or master classes to attend and improve their skills in writing a scientific paper. In fact, this kind of activities provides a masterpiece on the subject with different instructors and experiences where each class has its own flavor, which attracts researchers to attend. Obviously, scientists need to write and publish their work to be promoted in their academic career. In our institute, we have established such master class on “how to write a scientific paper” in an attempt to help our junior and senior colleagues to master and improve their skills in writing a paper. One unique session in our master class is a tour inside the editorial office of the Saudi Journal of Anesthesia (SJA). The aim of this tour is to give the participants an idea on the progress of their papers after submission to the journal and how the article is cycled starting from technical modification until decision made, either acceptance or rejection. Moreover, through this tour in the editorial office of the journal, the participants learn the different reviewers' comments and the authors' replies. This tour will help the researchers ahead how to write their papers guided by the peer reviewers' comments on different articles. Another featured session of this master class is hands on skills, where we give the participants an article and we edit/review it with them. We ask the participants to bring an article of their own, and we edit/review it as part of the learning process on how to write a paper. Two important additions we have made recently in this master class; first, the “writing paper ladder” (WPL), and second, the “writing paper checklist” (WPCL). In the WPL, we gathered all information given to the participants in a ladder format. The ladder consists of six boxes, which gives a brief on the contents of different sections of the scientific paper after reading the instruction to authors of the target journal. The WPCL is a kind of checklist that will help the author to ensure the fulfillment of the different sections of a scientific paper.[1]

Due to the importance of “how to write a paper” for our researchers, we thought of this special issue of “SJA.” We have invited eminent authorities of this field from different parts of the world and they kindly accepted our invitation and submitted their articles, which appeared in this issue. In this issue, all parts of a scientific paper are covered and this will help writers and give them a roadmap on “how to write a scientific paper.”

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Eldawlatly A. Writing paper: Ladder and checklist. Saudi J Anesth 2016;10:1-3.  Back to cited text no. 1


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