CCDR: Volume 41-4, April 2, 2015: Scientific writing

Inside this issue: Scientific writing

In this issue, the CCDR Editorial Office begins a series of articles on scientific writing. The goal of this series is to identify best reporting practices for different types of manuscripts in order to facilitate efficient manuscript development and review, and produce high quality articles that are a pleasure to read. These guides are consistent with those found on the EQUATOR Network and have been adapted for writing and reporting about infectious diseases. In addition, read about the public health response to the recent avian influenza outbreaks among poultry in British Columbia and enjoy a riveting eye-witness account of what it was like to work in a laboratory as part of an Ebola outbreak response team in West Africa.

Table of contents

Rapid communication
Public health response to outbreaks of Avian Influenza A(H5N2) and (H5N1) among poultry – British Columbia, December 2014-February 2015
Murti M, Skowronski D, Lem M, Fung C, Klar S, Bigham M et al

Scientific writing

Outbreak reporting guide

Surveillance summary reporting guide

Systematic review reporting guide

Commentary reporting guide

Notes from the field
Thirty days in Sierra Leone
Brooks, J

Useful links
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals Updated December 2014.

The EQUATOR Network. Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research: The resource centre for good reporting of health research studies.

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