How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper / Edition 7

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper / Edition 7

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by Robert A. Day, Barbara Gastel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313391971

ISBN-13: 9780313391972

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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.

• Includes scientific graphs and photographs as well as cartoons by Sidney Harris, Charles Schulz, Jorge Cham, and others

• Provides a glossary of nearly 100 key terms in

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Overview

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.

• Includes scientific graphs and photographs as well as cartoons by Sidney Harris, Charles Schulz, Jorge Cham, and others

• Provides a glossary of nearly 100 key terms in writing, publishing, and related realms

• Includes a thorough topic index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313391972
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
539,935
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
A Word to International Readers     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Some Preliminaries
What Is Scientific Writing?     3
Historical Perspectives     6
Approaching a Writing Project     11
What Is a Scientific Paper?     18
Ethics in Scientific Publishing     25
Where to Submit Your Manuscript     29
Preparing the Text
How to Prepare the Title     39
How to List the Authors and Addresses     45
How to Prepare the Abstract     52
How to Write the Introduction     56
How to Write the Materials and Methods Section     60
How to Write the Results     66
How to Write the Discussion     69
How to State the Acknowledgments     73
How to Cite the References     75
Preparing the Tables and Figures
How to Design Effective Tables     85
How to Prepare Effective Graphs     92
How to Prepare Effective Photographs     99
Publishing the Paper
Rights and Permissions     107
How to Submit the Manuscript     111
The Review Process (How to Deal with Editors)     117
The Publishing Process (How to Deal with Proofs)     130
Doing Other Writing for Publication
How to Write a Review Paper     141
How to Write Opinion (Book Reviews, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor)     146
How to Write a Book Chapter or a Book     150
How to Write for the Public     158
Conference Communications
How to Present a Paper Orally     167
How to Prepare a Poster     173
How to Write a Conference Report     178
Scientific Style
Use and Misuse of English     185
Avoiding Jargon     199
How and When to Use Abbreviations     206
Writing Clearly Across Cultures and Media     210
How to Write Science in English as a Foreign Language     215
Other Topics in Scientific Communication
How to Write a Thesis     223
How to Prepare a Curriculum Vitae     227
How to Prepare Grant Proposals and Progress Reports     233
How to Write a Recommendation Letter-and How to Ask for One     241
How to Work with the Media     246
How to Provide Peer Review     250
How to Seek a Scientific-Communication Career     256
Selected Journal Title Word Abbreviations     261
Words and Expressions to Avoid     265
SI (Systeme International) Prefixes and Their Abbreviations     273
Glossary of Technical Terms     275
References     281
Index     287

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