Book , Print in English

How to write and publish a scientific paper

Barbara Gastel and Robert A. Day.
  • Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2016]
  • Eighth edition.
  • xxi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects
Medical Subjects
Contents
  • note: 1. What Is Scientific Writing?
  • Scope of Scientific Writing
  • Need for Clarity
  • Receiving the Signals
  • Understanding the Signals
  • Understanding the Context
  • Organization and Language in Scientific Writing
  • 2. Historical Perspectives
  • Early History
  • Electronic Era
  • IMRAD Story
  • 3. Approaching a Writing Project
  • Establishing the Mindset
  • Preparing to Write
  • Doing the Writing
  • Revising Your Work
  • 4. What Is a Scientific Paper?
  • Definition of a Scientific Paper
  • Organization of a Scientific Paper
  • Shape of a Scientific Paper
  • Other Definitions
  • 5. Ethics in Scientific Publishing
  • Ethics as a Foundation
  • Authenticity and Accuracy
  • Originality
  • Credit
  • Ethical Treatment of Humans and Animals
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
  • 6. Where to Submit Your Manuscript
  • Why Decide Early, Why Decide Well
  • Prestige and Impact
  • Access
  • Avoiding Predatory Journals
  • Other Factors to Consider
  • Using Instructions to Authors
  • 7. How to Prepare the Title
  • Importance of the Title
  • Length of the Title
  • Need for Specific Titles
  • Importance of Syntax
  • Title as a Label
  • Abbreviations and Jargon
  • More About Title Format
  • 8. How to List the Authors and Addresses
  • Order of the Names
  • Definition of Authorship
  • Defining the Order: An Example
  • Specifying Contributions
  • Proper and Consistent Form
  • Listing the Addresses
  • Solution: ORCID
  • Purposes of the Addresses
  • 9. How to Prepare the Abstract
  • Definition
  • Types of Abstracts
  • Economy of Words
  • Akin to Abstracts
  • 10. How to Write the Introduction
  • Guidelines
  • Reasons for the Guidelines
  • Exceptions
  • Citations and Abbreviations
  • 11. How to Write the Materials and Methods Section
  • Purpose of the Section
  • Materials
  • Methods
  • Headings
  • Measurements and Analysis
  • Need for References
  • Tables and Figures
  • Correct Form and Grammar
  • 12. How to Write the Results
  • Content of the Results
  • How to Handle Numbers
  • Strive for Clarity
  • Avoid Redundancy
  • Supplement on Supplementary Material Online
  • 13. How to Write the Discussion
  • Discussion and Verbiage
  • Components of the Discussion
  • Factual Relationships
  • Noting Strengths and Limitations
  • Significance of the Paper
  • Defining Scientific Truth
  • 14. How to State the Acknowledgments
  • Ingredients of the Acknowledgments
  • Being Courteous
  • 15. How to Cite the References
  • Rules to Follow
  • Electronic Aids to Citation
  • Citations in the Text
  • Reference Styles
  • Name and Year System
  • Alphabet-Number System
  • Citation Order System
  • Titles and Inclusive Pages
  • Journal Abbreviations
  • Some Trends in Reference Format
  • Examples of Different Reference Styles
  • Citing Electronic Material
  • One More Reason to Cite Carefully
  • 16. How to Design Effective Tables
  • When to Use Tables
  • How to Arrange Tabular Material
  • Exponents in Table Headings
  • Following the Journal's Instructions
  • Titles, Footnotes, and Abbreviations
  • Additional Tips on Tables
  • 17. How to Prepare Effective Graphs
  • When Not to Use Graphs
  • When to Use Graphs
  • How to Prepare Graphs
  • Symbols and Legends
  • Few More Tips on Graphs
  • 18. How to Prepare Effective Photographs
  • Photographs and Micrographs
  • Submission Formats
  • Cropping
  • Necessary Keys and Guides
  • Color
  • Line Drawings
  • 19. Rights and Permissions
  • What Is Copyright?
  • Copyright Considerations
  • Copyright and Electronic Publishing
  • 20. How to Submit the Manuscript
  • Checking Your Manuscript
  • Submitting Your Manuscript
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Cover Letter
  • Electronic Cover Letters
  • Confirmation of Receipt
  • 21. Review Process (How to Deal with Editors)
  • Functions of Editors, Managing Editors, and Manuscript Editors
  • Review Process
  • Editor's Decision
  • Accept Letter
  • Modify Letter
  • Reject Letter
  • Editors as Gatekeepers
  • 22. Publishing Process (How to Deal with Proofs)[—]and After Publication
  • Copyediting and Proofing Processes
  • Why Proofs Are Sent to Authors
  • Misspelled Words
  • Marking the Corrections
  • Additions to the Proofs
  • Addition of References
  • Proofing the Illustrations
  • When to Complain
  • Reprints
  • Publicizing and Archiving Your Paper
  • Celebrating Publication
  • 23. How to Write a Review Paper
  • Characteristics of a Review Paper
  • Preparing an Outline
  • Types of Reviews
  • Writing for the Audience
  • Importance of Introductory Paragraphs
  • Importance of Conclusions
  • 24. How to Write Opinion (Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Book Reviews)
  • Writing Informed Opinion
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Editorials
  • Book (and Other Media) Reviews
  • 25. How to Write a Book Chapter or a Book
  • How to Write a Book Chapter
  • Why (or Why Not) to Write a Book
  • How to Find a Publisher
  • How to Prepare a Book Manuscript
  • How to Participate in the Publication Process
  • How to Help Market Your Book
  • 26. How to Write for the Public
  • Why Write for General Readerships?
  • Finding Publication Venues
  • Engaging the Audience
  • Conveying Content Clearly
  • Emulating the Best
  • 27. How to Present a Paper Orally
  • How to Get to Present a Paper
  • Word of Caution
  • Organization of the Paper
  • Presentation of the Paper
  • Slides
  • Audience
  • Few Answers on Questions
  • 28. How to Prepare a Poster
  • Popularity of Posters
  • Organization
  • Preparing the Poster
  • Presenting the Poster
  • 29. How to Write a Conference Report
  • Definition
  • Format
  • Presenting the New Ideas
  • Editing and Publishing
  • 30. Use and Misuse of English
  • Keep It Simple
  • Dangling Modifiers
  • Ten Commandments of Good Writing
  • Metaphorically Speaking
  • Misuse of Words
  • Tense in Scientific Writing
  • Active versus Passive Voice
  • Euphemisms
  • Singulars and Plurals
  • Noun Problems
  • Numbers
  • Odds and Ends
  • 31. Avoiding Jargon
  • Definition of Jargon
  • Mumblespeak and Other Sins
  • Mottoes to Live By
  • Bureaucratese
  • Special Cases
  • 32. How and When to Use Abbreviations
  • General Principles
  • Good Practice
  • Units of Measurement
  • Special Problems
  • SI (Systeme International) Units
  • Other Abbreviations
  • 33. Writing Clearly across Cultures and Media
  • Readable Writing
  • Consistency in Wording
  • Serving International Readers
  • Few Words on Email Style
  • Writing for Online Reading
  • 34. How to Write Science in English as a Foreign Language
  • English as the International Language of Science
  • Essentials: Content, Organization, and Clarity
  • Cultural Differences to Consider
  • Some Common Language Challenges
  • More Strategies for English-Language Writing
  • More Resources
  • 35. How to Write a Thesis
  • Purpose of the Thesis
  • Tips on Writing
  • When to Write the Thesis
  • Relationship to the Outside World
  • From Thesis to Publication
  • 36. How to Prepare a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and Personal Statement
  • What's a CV? What's It Good For?
  • What to Put In (and What to Leave Out)
  • Other Suggestions
  • Preparing a Cover Letter
  • Writing a Personal Statement
  • 37. How to Prepare Grant Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Preparing a Grant Proposal
  • Identifying Potential Sources of Funding
  • Preliminary Letters and Proposals
  • Common Parts of a Proposal
  • Preparing to Write the Proposal
  • Writing the Proposal
  • Common Reasons for Rejection
  • Other Problems to Watch For
  • Resubmitting a Proposal
  • Two Closing Comments
  • Writing a Progress Report
  • Basic Structure
  • Some Suggestions
  • 38. How to Write a Recommendation Letter[—]and How to Ask for One
  • Deciding Whether to Write the Letter
  • Gathering the Information
  • Writing the Letter(s)
  • Light Aside
  • If You're Seeking Recommendation Letters
  • 39. How to Work with the Media
  • Before the Interview
  • During the Interview
  • After the Interview
  • 40. How to Provide Peer Review
  • Responding to a Request for Peer Review
  • Peer Reviewing a Scientific Paper
  • Providing Informal Peer Review
  • 41. How to Edit Your Own Work
  • Preparing to Edit Your Work
  • Items to Notice: 8 Cs
  • Good Choice: Checklists
  • Finding and Working with an Author's Editor
  • 42. How to Seek a Scientific-Communication Career
  • Career Options in Scientific Communication
  • Admittedly Unvalidated Quiz
  • Career Preparation
  • Entering the Field and Keeping Up.
Other information
  • Authors' names in reverse order on previous editions.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781440842627
  • 1440842620
  • 9781440842801
  • 1440842809
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2015045511
  • OCLC: 921866136
  • OCLC: 921866136