Successful Scientific Writing

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences
Author: Janice R. Matthews,Robert W. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316124215
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of this acclaimed and best-selling guide offers a rich blend of practical advice and real-life examples. The authors draw on fifty years of experience, providing detailed step-by-step guidance designed to help students and researchers write and present scientific manuscripts more successfully through knowledge, practice, and an efficient approach. Retaining the user-friendly style of the previous editions, this fourth edition has been broadened to include detailed information relevant to today's digital world. It covers all aspects of the writing process, from first drafts, literature retrieval, and authorship to final drafts and electronic publication. A new section provides extensive coverage of ethical issues, from plagiarism and dual publication to honesty in reporting statistics. Both the text and 30 hands-on exercises include abundant examples applicable to a variety of writing contexts, making this a powerful tool for researchers and students across a range of disciplines.

Successful Scientific Writing


Author: Robert W. Matthews,John M. Bowen,Janice R. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521550888
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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"Successful Scientific Writing is a user-friendly book providing detailed practical guidance to help students and researchers in the biological and medical sciences to communicate their work effectively through the published literature. This step-by-step guide covers all aspects of manuscript preparation from first to final draft, including word processor use and electronic database literature searches. Numerous examples, practical tips, and self-help exercises draw on the authors' extensive experience with actual manuscripts. Applicable to a variety of science writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, Successful Scientific Writing is a powerful tool for improving individual skills, as well as an eminently suitable text for a classroom course or seminar on science writing."--Publisher description

The Manual of Scientific Style

A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers
Author: Harold Rabinowitz,Suzanne Vogel
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080557960
Category: Medical
Page: 984
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Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences

From Planning and Preparation to Grant Application and Publication
Author: Petter Laake,Haakon Breien Benestad
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128001542
Category: Science
Page: 512
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Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist. Perfect for aspiring as well as practicing professionals in the medical and biological sciences, this publication discusses a broad range of topics that are common yet not traditionally considered part of formal curricula, including philosophy of science, ethics, statistics, and grant applications. The information presented in this book also facilitates communication across conventional disciplinary boundaries, in line with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of modern research projects. Covers the breadth of topics that a researcher must understand in order to be a successful experimental scientist Provides a broad scientific perspective that is perfect for students with various professional backgrounds Contains easily accessible, concise material about diverse methods Includes extensive online resources such as further reading suggestions, data files, statistical tables, and the StaTable application package Emphasizes the ethics and statistics of medical and biological sciences

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper


Author: Robert A Day,Barbara Gastel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521671675
Category: Mathematics
Page: 302
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Guide on writing and submitting a scientific paper for graduates to professionals.

Speaking about Science

A Manual for Creating Clear Presentations
Author: Scott Morgan,Barrett Whitener
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521866812
Category: Medical
Page: 126
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Step-by-step instruction for researchers and clinicians on crafting and delivering presentations at academic conferences.

The Effective Scientist

A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career
Author: Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316805182
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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What is an effective scientist? One who is successful by quantifiable standards, with many publications, citations, and students supervised? Yes, but there is much more. Truly effective scientists need to have influence beyond academia, usefully applying and marketing their research to non-scientists. This book therefore takes an all-encompassing approach to improving the scientist's career. It begins by focusing on writing and publishing - a scientist's most important weapon in the academic arsenal. Part two covers the numerical and financial aspects of being an effective scientist, and Part three focuses on running a lab effectively. The book concludes by discussing the more entertaining and philosophical aspects of being an effective scientist. Little of this material is taught in university, but developing these skills is vital to maximize the chance of being effective. Written by a scientist for scientists, this practical and entertaining book is a must-read for every early career-scientist, regardless of specialty.

How to Conduct Surveys

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Arlene Fink
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506347142
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Packed with new topics that reflect today’s challenges, the Sixth Edition of the bestselling How to Conduct Surveys guides readers through the process of developing their own rigorous surveys and evaluating the credibility and transparency of surveys created by others. Offering practical, step-by-step advice and written in the same clear and accessible style as author Arlene Fink’s other works, the book focuses on choosing the appropriate type of survey, writing survey questions and responses, formatting the survey, deciding on the characteristics and numbers of respondents to include, choosing how often to survey respondents, and analyzing and reporting the results.

Writing Scientific Research Articles

Strategy and Steps
Author: Margaret Cargill,Patrick O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118570685
Category: Science
Page: 240
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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

Guide to Effective Grant Writing

How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application
Author: Otto O Yang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461415810
Category: Education
Page: 90
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Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant, 2nd edition is a fully updated follow-up to the popular original. It is written to help the 100,000+ post-graduate students and professionals who need to write effective proposals for grants. There is little or no formal teaching about the process of writing grants for NIH, and many grant applications are rejected due to poor writing and weak formulation of ideas. Procuring grant funding is the central key to survival for any academic researcher in the biological sciences; thus, being able to write a proposal that effectively illustrates one's ideas is essential. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this volume offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. Included are a number of specimen proposals to help shed light on the important issues surrounding the writing of proposals. The Guide is a clear, straight-forward, and reader-friendly tool. Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Writing is based on Dr. Yang's extensive experience serving on NIH grant review panels; it covers the common mistakes and problems he routinely witnesses while reviewing grants.

Designing Science Presentations

A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More
Author: Matt Carter
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123859700
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication. Most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material, yet it is essential for publishing in high-quality journals, soliciting funding, attracting lab personnel, and advancing a career. This clear, readable volume fills that gap and provides visually intensive guidance at every step—from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites. It provides pragmatic advice on the preparation and delivery of exceptional scientific presentations; demonstrates hundreds of visually striking presentation techniques, giving readers inspiration for creating their own; and is structured so that readers can easily find answers to particular questions. Clear heading for each section indicates its message, highlighted with graphic illustrations Two summary paragraphs that complement the visual images and clearly discuss the main point Numerous examples of high-quality figures, page layouts, slides, posters, and web pages to help stimulate readers' ideas for their own presentations Numerous "before and after" examples to illustrate the contrast between poor and outstanding presentations

Journal Article Writing and Publication

Your Guide to Mastering Clinical Health Care Reporting Standards
Author: Sharon A. Gutman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781630913342
Category:
Page: 152
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The ability to demonstrate that a specific health care profession provides valuable and effective services that meet society's health needs is a major objective for all health care academicians and researchers. Such skills are critical to ensure service reimbursement from an increasingly small pool of health care dollars. Demonstrating clinical effectiveness depends on the reporting of written research results through journal publication so that the health care community and larger society will be able to access and read evidence supporting health care services. Today, several clinical reporting standard guidelines have been created by researchers to enhance the ability of readers to evaluate the quality and value of studies. Journal Article Writing and Publication is the first text to compile those clinical research reporting standards in one source and helps educators and novice researchers to better understand the skills needed for journal publication. Health care researchers must begin using these reporting standards in order to write manuscripts that are both correctly formatted and transparently convey all critical study strengths and limitations. Educators must teach these reporting standards to students who must evaluate research reports as consumers and possible future contributors to the literature through their own writing. Journal Article Writing and Publication by Dr. Sharon A. Gutman (a former editor of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy) provides specific guidelines, based on the most commonly accepted reporting standards, for the preparation and writing of general research studies, intervention effectiveness studies, instrument development and testing studies, and case reports. A section is devoted to helping authors understand the rules governing the reporting of statistical data in text and tables. Separate sections help authors understand the manuscript preparation and submission process, the revision process, and the etiquette guiding communication with editors and reviewers. Guidelines for the preparation of scholarly discussion papers and editorials are also provided. Journal Article Writing and Publication also features a section that aims to help doctoral students and newly minted faculty turn academic work and dissertations into publishable journal articles. Suggestions are provided to help clinicians turn clinical data into research databases that could serve as the foundation for pilot studies. Finally, information is provided to help authors better understand the ethical considerations of publication including plagiarism, dual submissions, inappropriate authorship, copyright, and conflict of interest.

At the Bench

A Laboratory Navigator
Author: Kathy Barker
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879697082
Category: Science
Page: 465
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A clue hidden in a toy ship leads Tintin on a dangerous treasure hunt.

How to Succeed in Academics, 2nd Edition


Author: Linda L. McCabe,Edward R.B. McCabe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262689
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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“With great wisdom from personal experience and cumulative knowledge, the McCabes have now written the sina qua non of comprehensive guides to the complexities of an academic career. This book should be in the hands of every new faculty member and is poised to serve this next generation in fulfilling the excitement and richness of their careers.”—Jonathan D. Gitlin, MD, Vanderbilt University "This monograph addresses the complex topic of career development in a fashion that is remarkably accessible to the student at almost any stage. The use of realistic and concise examples of common experiences will engage the reader on a personal level. The book should have a permanent place on the shelf of the mentor as well as the student."—George Lister, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Medical Center Dallas “The 2nd edition of How to Succeed in Academics, a unique resource for the fellow and budding medical faculty, thoroughly demystifies the steps needed to succeed in academics. Besides its comprehensive coverage of issues related to faculty development, it comes replete with many relevant, real-life examples of critical decision-making. This book is just what the doctor-in-training ordered.”—B U.K. Li, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical Writing

A Brief Guide for Beginners
Author: Carol Scott-Conner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518776915
Category:
Page: 126
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"Go write it up!" said your mentor, sending you off with a pile of data and references (or maybe just an idea). Now what? Let this book be your friend and guide, an electronic version of the senior colleague down the hall who answers your writing questions. This book will help health care professionals through their first efforts at medical writing. Focusing on all aspects of submission of manuscripts to medical journals, it is designed to answer questions that many budding authors have. "Medical Writing" starts with the assumption that you have clinical material or data ready to submit for publication in a journal and takes you through the entire process. It provides a practical, systematic approach that has served me well. It includes material on editorial review, and the role of the editorial board. It is designed to serve as a handy reference and supplement to more comprehensive texts. This book is enriched by references to more than 40 authoritative Internet references within the text.

ReSearch

A Career Guide for Scientists
Author: Teresa M. Evans,Natalie Lundsteen,Nathan L. Vanderford
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128043687
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans. Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize informational interviews Includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science


Author: Scott L. Montgomery
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226534855
Category: Science
Page: 228
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Offers practical advice on how to create different types of scientific communications, from research papers and grant proposals to articles, speeches, interviews, and e-mail messages, providing sample writings from a variety of disciplines and including coverage of Internet science and graphics. Simultaneous.

Scientific writing for agricultural research scientists

A training resource manual
Author: Youdeowei, A.,Stapleton, P.,Obubo, R.
Publisher: CTA
ISBN: 929081506X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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This new, fully revised edition aims to serve as a guide for agricultural research scientists and other practitioners in writing papers for publication. It also looks to provide a resource manual for training courses in scientific writing. There are three new chapters on reporting statistical results, communicating science to non-scientific audiences and electronic publishing. In addition, the original chapters have all been rewritten to reflect current developments and to make the content more complete and easily comprehensible.

The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science

A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs
Author: Victor A. Bloomfield,Esam E. El-Fakahany
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226060624
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Embarking upon research as a graduate student or postdoc can be exciting and enriching—the start of a rewarding career. But the world of scientific research is also a competitive one, with grants and good jobs increasingly hard to find. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science is intended to help scientists not just cope but excel at this critical phase in their careers. Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany, both well-known scientists with extensive experience as teachers, mentors, and administrators, have combined their knowledge to create a guidebook that addresses all of the challenges that today’s scientists-in-training face. They begin by considering the early stages of a career in science: deciding whether or not to pursue a PhD, choosing advisors and mentors, and learning how to teach effectively. Bloomfield and El-Fakahany then explore the skills essential to conducting and presenting research. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science offers detailed advice on how to pursue research ethically, manage time, and communicate effectively, especially at academic conferences and with students and peers. Bloomfield and El-Fakahany write in accessible, straightforward language and include a synopsis of key points at the end of each chapter, so that readers can dip into relevant sections with ease. From students prepping for the GRE to postdocs developing professional contacts to faculty advisors and managers of corporate labs, scientists at every level will find The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science an unparalleled resource. “The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science is a roadmap to the beginning stages of a scientific career. I will encourage my own students to purchase it.”—Dov F. Sax, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Brown University “Step-by-step, Victor Bloomfield and Esam El-Fakahany provide sound, thorough, yet succinct advice on every issue a scientist in training is likely to encounter. Young readers will welcome the authors’ advice on choosing a graduate school, for example, while senior scientists will probably wish that a book like this had been around when they were starting out. With down-to-earth and occasionally humorous advice, The Chicago Guide to your Career in Academic Biology belongs on the bookshelf of every graduate student and advisor.”—Norma Allewell, Dean, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, University of Maryland

Next Gen PhD


Author: Melanie V. Sinche
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674504658
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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An upper-level degree is a prized asset in the eyes of many employers, and nonfaculty careers once considered Plan B are now preferred by the majority of science degree holders. Melanie Sinche profiles science PhDs across a wide range of disciplines who share proven strategies for landing a rewarding occupation inside or outside the university.