As I detailed in part II of this series, authors used to publishing without putting in their best effort or bullying their way to publication over the advice of reviewers and editors can result in publications having lesser impact than they might have had with greater diligence. In this post, I address the sins of verbosity and poor writing. Both are endemic in writings by physicians.
Would-be published authors take note: laziness and a lack of humility won't win you any points with peer reviewers and editors.
Writing well is an important life skill for authors submitting their manuscripts to scholarly journals.