The Research Medical Library can support you throughout the writing and publishing process—from searching the literature to writing the manuscript to promoting your published work. Our scientific editors and librarians offer classes, online resources, consultations, and editing to help your manuscript impress reviewers, reach the right readers, and make the biggest possible impact.
Writing & Publishing Help
A 2-day workshop for clinical and basic science trainees. Topics include the structure and content of biomedical research articles, navigating the peer review process, publication ethics, techniques for clear and cohesive writing, and more.
Writing Scientific Articles
A 1-day workshop for faculty. Topics include the structure and content of biomedical research articles, current issues in scientific publishing, techniques for clear and cohesive writing, and more.
Classes focus on writing clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs and on editing your own writing. Designed for students with a good background in English grammar and reading.
The Library offers regular online classes to provide training and advice on a variety of topics related to scientific writing and publishing. Topics include avoiding plagiarism, choosing a journal, using EndNote, navigating the peer review process, predatory publishing practices, writing review articles, and writing clinical case reports. View class recordings or find the schedule of upcoming classes.
Ask an Expert
Our experienced scientific editors edit research manuscripts and grant proposals for MD Anderson faculty, staff, and trainees, free of charge. Learn more about our editing services.
Online consultations are available on topics such as:
- Manuscript Formatting
- Citation styles (AMA, APA, etc.)
Manual of Style
The AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 11th edition, is available to read online. The manual covers a range of issues including punctuation and grammar, authorship and scientific misconduct, and preparing articles for publication.