An Outline of Scientific Writing: For Researchers with English as a Foreign Language

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World Scientific, 1995 - Science - 160 pages
This book is aimed at researchers who need to write clear and understandable manuscripts in English. Today, English is the official language of international conferences and most important publications in science and technology are written in English. Therefore, learning how to write in English has become part of the researcher's task. The book begins by discussing constructs of the English language such as sentence structure and word use. It then proceeds to discuss the style and convention used in scientific publications. Some of the topics covered include: Planning of a Manuscript; Authorship; References; Tables and Figures; Submission to a Journal; Production Schedules.This book is written at such a level that the reader should not have to resort to a dictionary. It includes many examples and exercises to clarify the rules and guidelines presented.
 

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An excellent book for English-As-A-Second-Language writers! I am a PhD student in Warsaw, Poland and I found it very helpful when writing articles, reports, posters or preparing myself for a presentation in English. The author is a Chinese scientist living in USA, thus he is very appropriate for writing such a book. I learned much from it! :) 

Contents

Word Choice
3
Sentence Structure
11
Paragraph Structure
29
Preliminaries
35
Title and Running Title
41
Tables
85
Discussion
93
Summary of Preparing a Manuscript
111
Submitting the Manuscript to a Journal
117
Review and Decision
123
First Proof
129
Preparation of an Oral Presentation
141
A IUPAC Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical
147
B Some Standard Abbreviations and Symbols
155
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Jen Tsi Yang is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and The Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.

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