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From Research to Manuscript


From Research to Manuscript

A Guide to Scientific Writing

von: Michael J. Katz

39,99 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 10.07.2006
ISBN/EAN: 9781402040719
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 152

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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.
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.
INTRODUCTION

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS USED AS EXAMPLES

1. TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
I. The Standards
A. A Stereotyped Format
B. Precise Language
C. A Single, Clear Direction
D. Reviewed And Made Available To Others
II. Words And Text
A. Write With Exactness And Clarity
B. How To Write Text
III. Numbers
A. Tables
B. Statistics
IV. Figures
A. Basic Guidelines
B. Figure Legends
C. Graphs
D. Aesthetics of Numerical Figures
V. Scientific Patterns

2. THE SCIENTIFIC PAPER
I. Research And Writing
A. Daily Lab Notebook
B. A Beginning Draft
II. Writing The Sections Of A Scientific Paper
A. Materials And Methods
B. Appendix
C. Results
D. Discussion
E. Conclusion
F. Introduction
G. Title
H. Abstract
I. References
J. Footnotes
K. Acknowledgements
3. PREPARING TO PUBLISH
I. Gestation And Rewriting
A. Details Of Style
B. A Fresh Rewrite
C. A Friendly Critique
D. Read The Paper Backwards
E. Spelling
II. Responding To Editors And Referees
A. A Pre-critique Rewrite
B. The Comment-By-Comment Letter
C. Stay Calm

APPENDIXES
A. Words That Are Often Misused
B. Simplifying Wordy, Redundant, And Awkward Phrases
C. Standard Scientific Abbreviations
D. Typical Bibliographic Formats
E. Additional Reading
A science writing guide for students, researchers, and editors
Step-by-step handbook from data to polished paper
Illustrated with examples of clear writing from a wide variety of scientific articles
This straightforward writing guide goes beyond grammar and bibliographic formats, demonstrating how to compose a scientific paper. The book describes not just what to do but why and how, explaining why each section of a science paper requires its particular form of information, and showing how to fit data and arguments into that form. Importantly, this manual recognizes that experiments in different disciplines need different presentations; it is illustrated with examples from well-written papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects. The step by step approach takes the reader from the data on their desktop, through the drafts and rewrites needed to build a clear science article.

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