A figure or a table that is not referenced and

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A figure or a table that is not referenced and discussed in the text must be removed We see in Figure 3 that… We compare in Table 4 the two strategies… 98
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Captions for Figures and Tables Captions must contain everything a reader needs to understand a figure or a table without reading the text Each caption must contain A self-explanatory title An explanation on how to read the figure or table (explain everything that is not obvious: symbols, legend…) The main insight 99
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Citations Are Not Part of the Text In [1], the authors show that… Grammatically incorrect Do not give credit to the authors Doe et al. [1] show that… 102
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Use a Spell Checker Never give a document to read before running a spell checker on it 103
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How to Submit a Paper? Always put on the first page Name, email, affiliation of all authors Unless double blinded submission Always send a PDF No Word, OpenOffice, plain text, etc. Conform to page limit 2 pages is 2 pages, not 2 pages plus a third one with two lines 104
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How to Submit a Paper? For a scientific papers Latex is mandatory Best presentation Looks most professional Do not try to cheat, any reviewer can identify a non-Latex document 105
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Plagiarism Reusing text (even a single sentence) from someone else (journal, conference, on-line, etc.) without proper credit is strictly forbidden This is a severe transgression Reusing text with proper credit (apart from a few words or a single sentence) is not professional Rephrase and give proper credit Self plagiarism is from “not recommended” to “strictly forbidden” 106
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Thank you! The Art and Science of Writing Arnaud Legout [email protected]
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References Online at: 109
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References The Science of Scientific Writing , George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan, American Scientist (Nov-Dec 1990), Volume 78, 550-558. 110
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