The art and craft of scientific writing and Critical appraisal of a research paper

Bikal Ghimire


Writing is an art and like any art form, it needs perseverance, dedication and practice. However, to write a good quality paper, the habit of reading scientific articles and analysing them is very important. With the advent of the internet and online publishing, we have access to colossal research articles on myriads of subjects making extraordinary conclusions. Evidence-based practice requires us to rely on literature for our clinical practice, and we have abundant publications on all aspects claiming to justify all sides of the argument. In this context, it becomes more important for all in clinical practice to be able to dissect an article and analyse it in details.


Bias; Journal metrics; Research; Research question; Study design

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