|aHow to write and publish a scientific paper /|cby Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel.
|aSanta Barbara, Calif. :|bGreenwood,|cc2011.
|axxi, 300 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 287-292) and index.
|aWhat is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract -- How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section -- How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographs -- Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter- and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career -- Appendix 1. Selected journal title word abbreviations -- Appendix 2. Words and expressions to avoid -- Appendix 3. Prefixes and abbreviations for SI (système international) -- Appendix 4. Some helpful websites -- Glossary of technical terms.
|a"This newly updated version of the classic guide to writing and publishing scientific papers provides the tools needed to succeed in the communication aspects of a scientific career"--Provided by publisher.
Writing and publishing journal articles are crucial to scientific careers. Unfortunately, many young scientists find the process of communicating scientific information effectively a complete mystery. By providing practical, readable, and sometimes humorous guidance, this book helps researchers gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in communicating about their work. This seventh edition of "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" contains 41 chapters focused upon two separate tasks: how to write the respective sections of a scientific paper and how to publish the paper. Other related topics include approaching a writing project, following ethical principles in scientific publishing, preparing oral presentations and poster presentations, writing grant proposals, and working with the popular media. The authors provide considerable guidance on appropriate scientific writing style as well as an extensive list of words and expressions to avoid - and supply the language to substitute for them.