chapter  25
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Deciding which data are best presented in tables is an important aspect of planning a paper. When preparing a paper, keep tables separate from the text, at the end of the paper. Writing a paper before having defined the target journal can be a waste of time because it indicates that one has not really considered their target audience and it also means they will have to go back and check requirements for length, style and formatting. Technical editing may be considered the final stage of the peer-review process. In smaller journals, the job of technical editing falls to the editor or members of the editorial board. Authors and publication planners preparing multiple publications from a single trial or dataset, or even just a few publications on similar topics, need to be aware of how much text recycling journals will tolerate and the fact that text-matching software is widely used and is highly sensitive even to small amounts of repetition.