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How to write and publish a scientific paper /
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Title:How to write and publish a scientific paper / Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel.
Publisher:Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
ISBN:0313330271 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780313330278 (cloth : alk. paper)
0313330409 (pbk : alk. paper)
9780313330407 (pbk : alk. paper)
Contents:pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? ; Historical perspectives ; Approaching a writing project ; What is a scientific paper? ; Ethics in scientific publishing ; Where to submit your manuscript.
pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title ; How to list the authors and addresses ; How to prepare the abstract ; How to write the introduction ; How to write the materials and methods section ; How to write the results ; How to write the discussion ; How to state the acknowledgments ; How to cite the references.
pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables ; How to prepare effective graphs ; How to prepare effective photographs.
pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions ; How to submit the manuscript ; The review process (how to deal with editors) ; The publishing process (how to deal with proofs)
pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper ; How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) ; How to write a book chapter or a book ; How to write for the public.
pt. VI. Conference communications. How to present a paper orally ; How to prepare a poster ; How to write a conference report.
pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English ; Avoiding jargon ; How and when to use abbreviations ; Writing clearly across cultures and media ; How to write science in English as a foreign language.
pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis ; How to prepare a curriculum vitae ; How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports ; How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one ; How to work with the media ; How to provide peer review ; How to seek a scientific-communication career.
Appendix 1. Selected journal title word abbreviations.
Appendix 2. Words and expressions to avoid.
Appendix 3. SI (Systáeme International) prefixes and their abbreviations.
Glossary of technical terms.
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