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Old 01-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default equations in nature biotech papers?

Does anyone know if nature biotech papers allow equations in results section? Is there any example literature?

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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I think that they do, but I do not think it is advisable. You should write with your audience in mind. A quote from Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time comes to mind, "For every equation in the book the readership would be halved…" You should explain the ideas without going to deep into the math. Take a look at some math-heavy Nature Methods papers for ideas on how to do this.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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Sorry to strongly disagree here: If it is a topic that can best be explained with mathematical formulae, use them. We are not writing for laypersons but for professionals. Of course, you should not expect your reader to know postgraduate-level mathematics if you write in a biology journal, but if your reader already feels scared by seeing a fraction bar, a logarithm or other high-school level mathematics, that should not be your problem.
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