Prepare Your Manuscript

Services and Support

Orthopaedic Surgery Research Team
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has research staff that can help with all steps in clinical, preclinical, and educational research studies. Staff are available to help with study design, grant proposals, data collection and management, regulatory support, statistics, and publication of results. To get started, please contact Joan Bechtold.

CTSI Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC)
The Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC) provides statistical and data management support, from study design to final analysis and publication of results.


UMN Bio-Medical Library Writing Guides and Style Manuals
This UMN Bio-Medical Library resource has writing guides and style manuals for many different organizations, including the American Psychological Association (APA), American Medical Association (AMA), and National Library of Medicine (NLM). This page also includes information on peer review and instructions for editors and authors.

UMN Bio-Medical Library Structure of a Research Paper
This UMN Bio-Medical Library page clearly and concisely details the structure of a research paper.

UMN Bio-Medical Library Top Reasons for Non-Acceptance of Scientific Articles
This UMN Bio-Medical Library page outlines several reasons for non-acceptance of scientific articles by journals.

Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)
This website outlines the minimum set of recommendations for reporting on randomized clinical trials. The site has a useful checklist for reporting how the trial was conducted, as well as a flow diagram to display the progress of patients through the trial.

Other Resources

Additional resources on preparing your manuscript can be found through the CTSI research toolkit.