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Support for Authors: Writing Support

Please note, this guide is currently a work in progress.

Getting Started with Writing Resources

Ready to start writing but not sure how to begin? The Library has tools and resources to help, from a literature search service to help inform the introduction and discussion in your manuscripts to ebook writing guides. 

Have additional tools to recommend? Contact us!

Literature Search Assistance

Need help finding articles to cite in your manuscript? Contact the Library to request a literature search.

Plagiarism Checker

The MSK Library provides all MSK staff with access to plagiarism detection software through iThenticate.

IMRaD Format

MSK Department Editors

Some MSK departments/divisions have editors to assist researchers with the manuscript submission process. The easiest way to find out if you have access to a department editor is to ask your departmental admin.

If your department does not have an editor, many journal publishers offer services for authors, including Elsevier, Sage, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.

You can also search for a freelance medical communication professional on the American Medical Writers Association's online directory.

Contact Us

Questions?  Ask Us at the MSK Library!

Reporting Guidelines

Studies must report their methods in specific, replicable ways. Find and follow the reporting standard that is right for your research.

Online Writing Help

These tools provide specific information on scientific writing, along with more general writing best practices.

Books and Ebooks

Need more? Check out these books and ebooks.