This book shows scientists how to apply their analysis and synthesis skills to overcoming the challenge of how to write, as well as what to write, to maximise their chances of publishing in international scientific journals.
The book uses analysis of the scientific article genre to provide clear processes for writing each section of a manuscript, starting with clear ‘story’ construction and packaging of results. Each learning step uses practical exercises to develop writing and data presentation skills based on reader analysis of well-written example papers. Strategies are presented for responding to referee comments, and for developing discipline-specific English language skills for manuscript writing and polishing.
The book is designed for scientists who use English as a first or an additional language, and for individual scientists or mentors or a class setting. In response to reader requests, the new edition includes review articles and the full range of research article formats, as well as applying the book’s principles to writing funding applications.
Web support for this book is available at www.writeresearch.com.au
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have this book along with another one on scientific writing. They compliment one another. This one is not as strong when it comes to developing a writing style, but it is more helpful when it comes to understanding the publication process. Overall, I am very pleased with this book. Keep in mind that I am new to scientific writing. Further, that I am also learning a new format to address a new audience. However, compared to any of the insights I have gotten folks who putatively knew how to write scientifically and have edited my past work, this is light years ahead of that experience! I recommend the Kindle edition so you can take notes as you read. In addition, I have this and the other book on my Mac and iPad so I have them wherever I am as a reference.
Wanted to use this for teaching grad students to write. Hard to understand and follow.
Helpful but provides just the basics.
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