From Research to Manuscript A Guide to Scientific Writing

ISBN-10: 1402040458

ISBN-13: 9781402040450

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Jay Katz

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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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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction scientific papers used as examples
Tools and techniques
I
Stereotyped Format
Precise Language
A Single, Clear Direction
Reviewed And Made Available To Others
Words And Text
Write With Exactness And Clarity
How To Write
Numbers
Tables
Statistics
Figures
Basic Guidelines
Figure Legends
Graphs
Aesthetics of Numerical Figures
Scientific Patterns
The Scientific Paper
Research And Writing
Daily Lab Notebook
A Beginning Draft
Writing The Sections Of A Scientific Paper
Materials And Methods
Appendix
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Introduction
Title
Abstract
References J. Footnotes K
Acknowledgements
Preparing To Publish
Gestation And Rewriting
Details Of Style
A Fresh Rewrite
A Friendly Critique
Read The Paper Backwards
Spelling
Responding To Editors And Referees A
Pre-critique Rewrite
The Comment-By-Comment Letter
Stay Calm
Appendixes
Words That Are Often Misused
Simplifying Wordy, Redundant, And Awkward Phrases
Standard Scientific Abbreviations
Typical Bibliographic Formats
Additional Reading
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