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Abstract

The completion of a carefully planned and time consuming research project is a milestone for many researchers; however, the journey does not end there. The next phase involves sharing that knowledge with the scientific community at large. A published manuscript describing the research findings allows others to learn from and expound on that information so that society ultimately benefits. The preparation of a manuscript requires much time and careful consideration. There are many principles to apply in order to make sure that a manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors must maintain their sense of purpose throughout the publication process in order to fulfill their mission to add value and knowledge to the scientific community. This article aims to provide potential authors with ten important points to remember when writing and submitting manuscripts. Common mistakes made, recommended guidelines, and related research to each topic will be discussed in the hope that this article may prevent future manuscript rejections and minimize revisions of many manuscripts.

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