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Getting Published in the Life Sciences

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ISBN-10: 1118017161

ISBN-13: 9781118017166

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard J. Gladon, William R. Graves, J. Michael Kelly

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The goal of this book is to make it easier for scientists, especially those new to scientific writing, to write about their results and to get their manuscripts accepted in peer-reviewed journals. The book covers each step throughout the submission process, from organizing and outlining the manuscript, presenting statistical data and results, to what happens during the in-house manuscript review process and what to do if an article is initially rejected. In addition to providing practical exercises on these topics, the book focuses on helping writers distil their research into concise take-home messages for readers, in order to convey information as clearly as possible to the target…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preliminary Considerations
The Importance of and Need for Publishing
Steps in Manuscript Preparation and Getting Started
Ethical Issues in Publishing
Choosing Your Coauthors
Choosing Your Journal
Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing
Development of the Manuscript
Developing the Take-Home Messages and a Provisional Title
Organizing and Outlining Your Manuscript
Results I: Overview
Results II: Presentation of Statistically Analyzed Data
Results III: Options for Presenting Results
Results IV: Preparing the Written Text of the Results Section
Revising and Editing
Materials and Methods
Introduction: Rationale, Review of Literature, and Statement of Objectives
Title, Byline, Keywords, and Authorship Footnote Items
Polishing Your Manuscript With Good Word Usage
Review, Submission, and Postsubmission Issues
In-House Manuscript Review Process
Cover Letter and Submission Form Preparation
Final Checklist and Initial Manuscript Submission
The Peer-Review Process of Your Initial Submission
Response Letter Preparation and Manuscript Resubmission
Proofs, Proofreading and the Final Steps in the Publication Process