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How to write and publish a scientific paper

How to write and publish a scientific paper

Author: Robert A Day; Barbara Gastel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats

This is a practical guide on writing and publishing a scientific paper offering advice for scientists at all levels. New sections include approaching a writing project, the ethics of scientific  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Day; Barbara Gastel
ISBN: 0313330409 9780313330407 0521671671 9780521671675
OCLC Number: 276912143
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Some Preliminaries: 1. What is scientific writing?; 2. Historical perspective; 3. Approaching a writing project; 4. What is a scientific paper?; 5. Ethics in scientific publishing; 6. Where to submit your manuscript; Part II. Preparing the Text: 7. How to prepare the title; 8. How to list the authors and addresses; 9. How to prepare the abstract; 10. How to write the introduction; 11. How to write the materials and methods section; 12. How to write the results; 13. How to write the discussion; 14. How to state the acknowledgements; 15. How to cite the references; Part III. Preparing the Tables and Figures: 16. How to design effective tables; 17. How to prepare effective graphs; 18. How to prepare effective photographs; Part IV. Publishing the Paper: 19. Rights and permissions; 20. How to submit the manuscript; 21. The review process (how to deal with editors); 22. The publishing process (how to deal with proofs); Part V. Doing Other Writing for Publication: 23. How to write a review paper; 24. How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor); 25. How to write a book chapter or a book; 26. How to write for the public; Part VI. Conference Communications: 27. How to present a paper orally; 28. How to prepare a poster; 29. How to write a conference report; 30. Use and misuse of English; 31. Avoiding jargon; 32. How and when to use abbreviations; 33. Writing clearly across cultures and media; 34. How to write science in English as a foreign language; Part VII. Other Topics in Scientific Communication: 35. How to write a thesis; 36. How to prepare a curriculum vitae; 37. How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports; 38. How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one; 39. How to work with the media; 40. How to provide peer review; 41. How to seek a scientific-communication career; Appendices.
Responsibility: Robert A. Day, Barbara Gastel.


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