Can I use mean ± 95% CI to present results in paper writing?

Most scientific papers present data using mean (95%CI lower bound, 95%CI upper bound) but I have not seen mean ± 95% CI (upper bound - mean). Can I use the latter to present my results?

e.g.,

mean = 1.0
CIlb = 0.8
CIub = 1.2

Can I present the result as 1 ± 0.2 （mean ± 95%CI）or must I present as 1.0 (0.8, 1.2)?

• Can you give a concrete example? Commented Jul 6, 2023 at 14:20
• yes, I just added one Commented Jul 6, 2023 at 14:20
• You can do that... if the CI is symmetric. Commented Jul 6, 2023 at 14:21
• @user2974951 How is the poor reader supposed to understand either expression, exactly? There appear to be multiple reasonable interpretations of them, and "mean ± 95%CI," which explicitly appears to sum a number with an interval about that number is either nonsensical or wrong.
– whuber
Commented Jul 6, 2023 at 17:41
• I suspect that credible intervals would serve much better for the kind of result summary that you have in mind. Commented Jul 7, 2023 at 0:14