From Research to Manuscript: A Guide to Scientific Writing

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2006 - Science - 152 pages
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From Research to Manuscript, written in simple, straightforward language, explains how to understand and summarize a research project. It is a writing guide that goes beyond grammar and bibliographic formats, by demonstrating in detail how to compose the sections of a scientific paper. This book takes you from the data on your desk and leads you through the drafts and rewrites needed to build a thorough, clear science article. At each step, the book describes not only what to do but why and how. It discusses why each section of a science paper requires its particular form of information, and it shows how to put your data and your arguments into that form. Importantly, this writing manual recognizes that experiments in different disciplines need different presentations, and it is illustrated with examples from well-written papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects.

As a textbook or as an individual tutorial, From Research to Manuscript belongs in the library of every serious science writer and editor.

 

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There are a whole lot of guides to scientific writing; I like this because it's practically an algorithm, and one that assumes you're doing experimental research and builds the writing process into ... Read full review

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Can I give this a zero star? This books has advise the just about every other book in this topic advises against. The information is resented in a way that is too wordy and unclear. In back cover it ... Read full review

Contents

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
1
2 Words and Text
3
3 Numbers
25
4 Figures
41
5 Scientific Patterns
49
THE SCIENTIFIC PAPER
51
2 Writing the Sections of a Scientific Paper
53
PREPARING TO PUBLISH
125
3 Responding to Editors and References
132
Words That Are Often Misused
135
Simplifying Wordy Redundant and Awkward Phrases
141
Standard Scientific Abbreviations
143
Typical Bibliographic Formats
147
Additional Reading
149
Index
151
Copyright

2 Final Manuscript Preparation
129

Common terms and phrases

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