Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141--144

How to choose title and keywords for manuscript according to medical subject headings


Himel Mondal1, Shaikat Mondal2, Sarika Mondal3 
1 Department of Physiology, M.K.C.G. Medical College, Ganjam, Odisha, India
2 Department of Physiology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Freelance medical writer, ORCID: 0000-0001-5039-9919, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Himel Mondal
Department of Physiology, M.K.C.G. Medical College, Ganjam, Odisha
India

Background: Title and keywords are the two most important parts of a manuscript. The words or phrases used in the title or keywords should be selected wisely for a wider dissemination of the article. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms are used to index article in MEDLINE/PubMed. Hence, choosing the title and keywords according to MeSH would be a better choice for authors. Aim: The aim of this article was to provide a technical guide for selecting words and phrases for title and keywords of an article according to MeSH terms. Methods: The most frequently used words in a manuscript can be identified by the help of word cloud technique. We showed an example of making a word cloud from the text of a manuscript. The method of searching MeSH terms in a manuscript text was shown with an example. Writing title and keywords with amalgamation of these two methods was described. Conclusion: This tutorial showed the use of two freely available tools on the World Wide Web (word cloud and MeSH on demand) for choosing title and keywords for a manuscript. This brief description would help authors in wider dissemination of research knowledge to the targeted audience.


How to cite this article:
Mondal H, Mondal S, Mondal S. How to choose title and keywords for manuscript according to medical subject headings.Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2018;5:141-144


How to cite this URL:
Mondal H, Mondal S, Mondal S. How to choose title and keywords for manuscript according to medical subject headings. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];5:141-144
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