European Science Editing 48: e95247, doi: 10.3897/ese.2022.e95247
How editors can help authors write better papers: Beyond journals and articles
expand article infoAna Marusic, Matko Marusic§
‡ University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia§ University of Split, Split, Croatia
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We present the experience of journal editors in improving the quality of published papers. As the editors of the Croatian Medical Journal, a journal from the so-called scientific periphery, we realized, very early after the start of the journal in 1991, that our authors needed significant assistance with their articles. We worked individually with journal authors and then moved this activity to the next stage – intensive workshops for authors. The work with the journals enabled us to extend these activities to graduate and postgraduate students – future authors.

Croatia, individual mentoring, medical students, publishing in war, science education, scientific periphery