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  • Erick Garcia Garcia posted an update in the group Group logo of EASE General Discussion ForumEASE General Discussion Forum 1 month ago

    I’m not a big fan of using non-standard abbreviations in scientific texts.

    Unless a given term is particularly long and thus the abbreviation REALLY makes the text more readable, I recommend my clients to stay away from abbreviations as much as possible,

    I have however noticed that some authors like to provide, in parenthesis, non-standard abbreviations that are used only once in the text; the reason being that a term is better known for its abbreviation in a particular scientific discipline. I always remove the abbreviation and leave the full term, but I’ve been wondering if there is a standard or a guideline that i’m missing.

    Any thoughts?


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