THE ARCHIVES editorial staff is dedicated to publishing outstanding research articles leading to the improved health and health care of children and adolescents. As part of doing so, we will publish a series of articles that we hope will improve the readability and quality of submitted papers and improve the peer-review process. This first article provides suggestions to authors on writing for the ARCHIVES.
We are firm believers that most writers are made rather than born. Our own first attempts at medical writing were terrible; hopefully they have improved over the years. Writing skill comes from experience; it may never get easy for some, but it will get better the more you do it.
Rivara FP, Cummings P. Writing for Publication in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(10):1090-1092. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.10.1090