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Writing and Publishing Your Research Findings
  1. Charles T. Quinn, MD, MS*†,
  2. A. John Rush, MD†‡§
  1. From the Departments of *Pediatrics, †Clinical Sciences, and ‡Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX; and §Clinical Sciences, Duke-National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  1. Received January 22, 2009.
  2. Accepted for publication March 1, 2009.
  3. Reprints: Charles T. Quinn, MD, MS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, TX 75390-9063. E-mail: charles.quinn{at}


Writing clearly is critical to the success of your scientific career. Unfortunately, this skill is not taught in medical school or postgraduate training. This article summarizes our approach to the writing and publication of your research. Here we focus on empirical or experimental reports of translational and clinically oriented research. We review the process of choosing what to write, how to write it clearly, and how to navigate the process of submission and publication.

Key Words
  • medical writing
  • career development

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