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#1 PandaCreamPuff

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

Hi everyone!

So I am based in a UK lab trying to submit a paper to an American journal. My boss, by default, encourages me to write in UK English, however would it matter if I am submitting to an American journal? Would they want me to write in American English?

All these "organize" vs "organise" and "colonize" vs. "colonize" is doing my head in lol :angry:

Thanks a munch!

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#2 mdfenko

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:54 AM

most of us here in the us understand uk english (colour vs. color, etc). go ahead and write the way you know, we'll figure it out.

Edited by mdfenko, 05 August 2010 - 11:54 AM.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:56 AM

I would write the way that comes most naturally to you, thus your paper will read better. Let the American editors worry about the differences between US and UK differences. I can tell you, as an American, I've never considered using UK English when submitting to UK publications like Nature...

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:32 PM

Analyze, analyse :rolleyes: .
There are so many. I would simply chose one language and be consistent. Maybe the editor or reviewer will correct them anyway (or ask you to change).
That reminds me when I arrived in the US. I learned British english, so I had quite a few surprises :P
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#5 Maddie

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:39 AM

I just found this. Hope it helps.

http://www.inter-bio...hgram/list.html
Theory is when we know everything and nothing is working. Practice is when everything is working and nobody knows why. Here, we combine theory and practice. Nothing is working and nobody knows why.

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