B – Precepts on writer’s attitude

Steen RG. Writing for publication in a medical journal. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012;16(6):899-903
(doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.102988)

A dozen precepts should guide the author when writing for publication in the medical field. They focus on the attitude of the writer, rather than the mechanisms of writing. Then, a medical author should be: original, honest, innovative, organized, careful, clear, modest, fair-minded, frank, persistent, rigorous, and realistic. But talent, energy, and luck are needed as well.