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Peh WCG, Ng KH
Correspondence: Prof Wilfred CG Peh, firstname.lastname@example.org
The basic structure of a scientific paper is summarised by the acronym IMRAD. Many types of papers are published in medical journals. These include original articles, case reports, technical notes, pictorial essays, reviews, commentaries and editorials. Authors should be aware that each type of paper is specific in nature, serve a distinct purpose, and is judged by different criteria. Authors submitting their work in the most appropriate format will be able to maximise their material and enhance the chances of manuscript acceptance.
Keywords: medical writing, scientific paper structure, scientific paper types
Singapore Med J 2008; 49(7): 522-525