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A good academician should try and document whatever new cases he comes across in his/her practice of medicine or dentistry. Reporting a new case or a study (research work) in a journal is very essential for the scientific community to benefit from each other's work. Particularly in a country like India where the humanrace is diverse and the population is very high the number of rare cases in medicine and allied specialties will be phenomenol if each and every case is documented. But unfortunately this habit of documenting each and every new case is not inculcated into students mind during his education.Only a few institutions and a very few number of teachers in these institutions either support or encourage such activities.Most of the time the case is documented and not reported or published in any of the journals just because of sheer laziness.Definitely it is going to take a little bit of time to prepare a case report for publishing.A good academician will not mind taking this minimal effort to get a publication. Every journal has a different format recommended by the editorial board for the publication to be accepted.One has to adhere to the requirements mentioned in the "information for authors" section. Here we have atempted to provide some guidelines for students to prepare a scientific article or a case report.

 PREPARATION OF A CASE REPORT

Manuscript preparation for a case report: The most commonly accepted structure can be as follows,

>> Title page
>> Abstract
>> Introduction
>> Case report
>> Discussion
>> Summary
>> Conclusions
>> References
>> Legends
>> Acknowledgements


STEP :1. Identification of a case For the sake of discussion we keep this as a case of cleidocranial dysostosis was found and a student wants to publish this in a journal.....

STEP:2. Refering to a standard text book in which this disease entity was discussed.(in this case one has to refer Schafer.Text book of Oral Pathology).From that chapter, one has to look for references (at the end of each chapter a list of articles are given) related to the disease entity.Write down the references in a separate sheet including the journals name, year etc.

STEP:3. Collecting those articles from different libraries.This step is going to take a little bit of time because one has to find out where the journal is available and to make arrangements for procuring a copy of the article.While this process is going on one can finish writing the basic information about the students own case report i.e.what are the clinical findings in his case and what treatment he has provided for the case etc.

STEP:4. After receiving the key articles one can utilize those aricles and complete the preparation of the manuscript.

 PREPARATION OF A RESEARCH ARTICLE

The most commonly accepted structure can be as follows,

>> Title page
>> Abstract
>> Introduction
>> Materials and Methods
>> Discussion
>> Summary
>> Conclusions
>> References
>> Legends
>> Acknowledgements


As research article can be of different area one can elaborate the study into the above mentioned headings and prepare the manuscript .One has to keep in mind the information for authors while preparing the article.
     





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