Look youse guys and gals, dat just ain't right

Autophagy. 2021 Dec;17(12):3895-3896. doi: 10.1080/15548627.2021.1999162. Epub 2021 Nov 15.


When I invite authors to submit a punctum to Autophagy, my e-mail includes the following: "Note for international authors: I would like to point out that I personally edit all the puncta for accuracy, but also for English grammar and spelling. I make this point to all international authors as I do not want you to worry extensively about the writing. As a native English speaker, it is easy for me to make small changes of this nature." I do not claim to be an expert in English grammar; however, I am indeed a native English speaker, I read a lot, and I am even fond of using the dictionary (both hard copy and online). Also, I do a lot of editing. Thus, I thought I would share some common mistakes to help reduce the required edits for papers that are submitted to Autophagy.

Keywords: Autophagy; English; grammar; spelling; writing.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Autophagy*
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Male
  • Writing*