Language problems

We often see the same language problems over and over again in the manuscripts we receive. Here we discuss some of the more common problem categories.

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Centrifugation speed versus centrifugal force

Centrifuge heads spin around at a specified number of revolutions per minute, but the force exerted on the sample varies with the head’s radius. Thus, g-force, not RPM, tells what happening to the sample, and g-force is what should be given when methods are described.

"May the Force be with you." Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569)