The Art of Scientific Writing: From Student Reports to Professional Publications in Chemistry and Related Fields / Edition 2

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In today's publish or perish climate, scientists must ensure their work gains broad attention. This book gathers together the tools of successful scientific writing and updates the first edition that made its debut in 1987.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Novices and experienced writers alike will be certain to learnmuch from this book. I can recommend it without reservation."(Clinical Chemistry, April 2005)

"…a good author guide and style manual, especially for thebeginner. Experienced writers will also find important referenceinformation…" (E-STREAMS, November 2004)

"With an extensive index and literature reference section, thisbook is a must-have reference for the research scientist and allthose aspiring to master the art of scientific writing."(Today's Chemist at Work, August 2004)

"The newest edition of The Art of Scientific Writing is aterrific resource for scientific and other writers alike." (VetHuman Toxicology, 46 (4) August 2004)

A brief selection out of over 70 reviews of the firstedition:
"The authors have a passion, not only for clarity and economy ofstyle, but also for precision and consistency." (Nature)

"You could not be in better hands. The Art of Scientific Writingis a very substantial achievement, and I imagine the initials EBRof the authors will become a household word among a generation ofchemists." (Chemistry in Australia)

"This outstanding volume is a definite 'must' for everychemists' writing." (Journal of Chromatography)

"Although the scope is wide, the book is extremely detailed andfull of practical advice." (CBE Views)

"...small-in-size but large-in-content volume..."(JAOCS)

"This is a very comprehensive and well written book. It ishighly recommended. (Polymers Paint Colour Journal)

"This book is so full of information that a beginner in researchcould possibly be put off. He should persevere and read the wholebook. There is so much here which is of help." (Chemistry andIndustry)

"...a request to review this book in 300-500 words presents thereviewer with similar difficulty as would a review of the works ofShakespeare in the same space.... I urge all fumbling amateurs toforget their shyness. They will find The Art of ScientificWriting an invaluable handbook for the scientific seduction ofthe body English." (Trends in Pharmalogical Sciences)

"...I can praise the authors for their clear, concise andsystematic coverage of all forms of scientific communicationincluding written, spoken and visual.... I strongly recommend thisbook to scientific libraries as a reference." (Polymer DivisionNewsletter)

"Wonderful volume for a gift to a college student, associate, orfor yourself. Highly recommended!" (Adhesives & SealantsNewsletters)

"This book will be of service to chemistry and especially tochemistry editors and should also be in every technical library."(Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English)

"This book could be a useful reference for students andprofessionals alike." (Industrial Chemist)

"...this is a very useful book that should be available in everyresearch and educational establishment that is devoted to naturalscience." (Folia Parasitologica)

"It contains much good sense, and a lot of helpful information,clearly presented." (Journal of OrganometallicChemistry)

"After reading this book, I appreciate the excellent quality ofthis publicaton.... Laboratory researchers, university teachers,students and others from scientific disciplines will turn to thisbook again and again for the important and useful information itprovides." (Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucenis)

"...this text can be recommended as an adjunct to one of thesimpler books available." (The Journal ofHistotechnology)

"...that there are three informed writers in the end adds asubstantial richness to this practical and informative book."(Chemical and Engineering News)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527298297
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/2/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd, Completely Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans F. Ebel received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1960 with GeorgWittig at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). He was for manyyears Senior Editor and later a member of the board of directors ofthe publishing house Verlag Chemie/VCH (now Wiley-VCH). Author andco-author of numerous original publications including books, he hasbeen active since 1982 in the field of scientific and technicalcommunication in general and scientific publication in particular.He has also contributed to the terminological activities of DIN(Deutsches Institut für Normung) and is a board member of theEuropean Association of Science Editors
Claus Bliefert has since 1973 been a Professor of Chemistry at theUniversity of Applied Sciences Münster (Germany). Responsiblefor numerous research contributions in the fields of hydroxylaminesand fluorine chemistry, he was in 1994 named director of theschool's Laboratory for Environmental Chemistry, and this subjecthas become his principal interest in both teaching and appliedresearch. Author and co-author of numerous books, including severalin the field of scientific communication, he regularly presentslectures and seminars on topics like "Scientific Writing" and"Technical Presentation".
William E. Russey earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at Harvard in 1967,where he was in the research group of E. J. Corey. His professionallife was spent on the faculty of Juniata College, Huntingdon(Pennsylvania), from which he retired as Dana-Supported Professorof Chemistry in 2002. Translator of several books, primarily forVCH, and numerous articles for Angewandte Chemie, and an editor andtranslator with the Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry,he has also co-authored the book Text and Graphics in theElectronic Age.

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Table of Contents

Papers (Journal Articles)
Word Processors and Electronic Manuscript
Formulas and Equations
Collecting and Citing the Literature
A Abbreviations
B Standard Reference Formats
C Selected Quantities, Units, and Constants
D 20 Rules for Preparing a Manuscript on Diskette
E Adresses of Companies and Institutes

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