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Concerning how to format content in academic writing.

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Relax, you wouldn't be the first to make that typo. Here's an example of a paper where that typo is made already in the first line of the abstract. Unless you've defined both QCD and QDC abbreviation …
answered Mar 27 by Anyon
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If your publisher has its own guidelines, follow them. Otherwise this is described rather clearly in the "Manuscript preparation, editing, and proofreading" chapter of the Chicago Manual of Style. The …
answered May 25 by Anyon
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I can think of a few different reasons: Not all authors are able or willing to conform to the formatting style. After all, academics are supposed to be experts in their field of research, which … usually isn't typesetting. The journal provides formatting as a service to these (and other) authors, and to ensure a consistent style. Copy-editing can also fix a number of typos - it doesn't always …
answered May 22 '18 by Anyon
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This notation was more common historically, particularly in the British empire. My guess would be that the Lancet, being an old journal founded in England in 1823, is sticking with it because of tradi …
answered Oct 5 '18 by Anyon
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The general approach (see e.g. NIST or IUPAC for sources) is to consider physical constants, such as the proton mass, as quantities. They are thus usually italicized, even when used as units. Certain …
answered Nov 29 '18 by Anyon
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There isn't any real, single standard as to what "camera-ready figures" means. Different journals/publishers may use different publishing processes and workflows, which can result in different require …
answered Jul 5 by Anyon
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This has been described quite clearly on the APA Style Blog: An “in press” work has yet to be published, so if you have one or more references that contain a publication year, these references …
answered Aug 2 by Anyon