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How to write and publish a scientific paper

Author: Barbara Gastel; Robert A Day
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Gastel; Robert A Day
ISBN: 9781440842627 1440842620 9781440842801 1440842809
OCLC Number: 921866136
Notes: Authors' names in reverse order on previous editions.
Description: xxi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? ; Historical perspectives ; Approaching a writing project ; What is a scientific paper? ; Ethics in scientific publishing ; Where to submit your manuscript --
Part II: Preparing the text. 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 --
Part III: Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables ; How to prepare effective graphs ; How to prepare effective photographs --
Part IV: Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions ; How to submit the manuscript ; The review process (how to deal with editors) ; The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) and after publication --
Part V: Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper ; How to write opinion (letters to the editor, editorials, and book reviews) ; 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 --
Part VII: Scientific style. 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 --
Part VIII: Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis ; How to prepare a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and personal statement ; 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 edit your own work ; How to seek a scientific-communication career --
Appendix 1: Selected journal title word abbreviations --
Appendix 2: Words and expressions to avoid --
Appendix 3: SI (Système International) prefixes and their abbreviations --
Appendix 4: Some helpful websites --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Barbara Gastel and Robert A. Day.

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"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.

"Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career. Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references. Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process. Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals. Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work--and describes how best to work with them."--Publisher's description.

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