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How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper / Edition 2

How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper / Edition 2

by Bjorn Gustavii
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This second edition of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors, in all biological and medical disciplines, to present their results effectively. Whilst retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of the previous edition, it has been broadened to include comprehensive advice on writing compilation these for doctoral degrees, and a detailed description of preparing case reports. Illustrations, particularly graphs, are discussed in detail, with poor examples redrawn for comparison. The reader is offered advice on how to present the paper, where to submit the manuscript, and finally, how to correct the proofs. Examples of both good and bad writing, selected from actual journal articles, illustrate the author's advice -which has been developed through his extensive teaching experience - in this accessible and informative guide.

New to this edition

Comprehensive advice on writing compilation theses for doctoral degrees

Detailed description of preparing letters and case reports

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900521703931
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Björn Gustavii has been teaching courses in scientific writing for doctoral (PhD) students in medicine for twenty-five years. He brings his personal experience to this book, both from writing more than a hundred of his own research papers and from his work as a journal editor.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Basic rules of writing 1

2 Comments on scientific language 3

3 Drafting the manuscript 15

4 Choosing a journal 18

5 Preparing a graph 20

6 Drawings 38

7 Figure legends 40

8 How to design tables 42

9 Title 48

10 Authors 54

11 Abstract 58

12 Introduction 61

13 Methods 63

14 Results 68

15 Discussion 74

16 Acknowledgments 79

17 References 81

18 Ph. D. and other doctoral theses 91

19 Letters and case reports 101

20 Numbers 105

21 Abbreviations 111

22 How to present statistical results 114

23 Typing 120

24 Dealing with editors and referees 132

25 Correcting proofs 137

26 Authors' responsibilities 142

Literature needed on your desk 150

Further reading 152

Literature cited 156

Index 165

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