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
View: 9581

Continue Reading →

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
View: 8252

Continue Reading →

"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

Scientific Writing 2.0

A Reader and Writer's Guide
Author: Jean-Luc Lebrun
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814458759
Category: Art
Page: 280
View: 1840

Continue Reading →

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized. To enable the writer to assess whether these parts are well written from a reader's perspective, the book also offers practical metrics in the form of six checklists, and even an original Java application to assist in the evaluation. The focus of the book is on self- and reader-assisted assessment of the scientific journal article. It is also the first time that a book on scientific writing takes a human factor view of the reading task and the reader scientist. By revealing and addressing the physiological causes that create substantial reading difficulties, namely limited reader memory, attention span, and patience, the book guarantees that writing will gain the much coveted reader-centered quality. Contents:The Reading Toolkit:Require Less from MemorySustain Attention to Ensure Continuous ReadingReduce Reading TimeKeep the Reader MotivatedBridge the Knowledge GapSet the Reader's ExpectationsSet Progression Tracks for Fluid ReadingDetect Sentence Fluidity ProblemsControl Reading Energy ConsumptionPaper Structure and Purpose:Title: The Face of Your PaperAbstract: The Heart of Your PaperHeadings-Subheadings: The Skeleton of Your PaperIntroduction: The Hands of Your PaperIntroduction Part II: Popular TrapsVisuals: The Voice of Your PaperConclusions: The Smile of Your PaperAdditional Resources for the Avid Learner Readership: Students, professional scientists and researchers. Keywords:Scientific Writing;Technical Writing;Written Scientific Communication;Writing Skills;Scientific Journal Paper;Scientific Article;Peer-Review;Fluid Writing;Academic WritingKey Features:The book's chapters on how to achieve fluidity in writing are ground breaking. Fluidity in scientific writing is what enables readers to sail through a scientific paper without major reading accidentsThe metrics that cover 6 major parts of a scientific paper, and the software application that facilitate the self-evaluation are also ground breakingA chapter on online resources augments this second editionReviews: “This guide will be of use to many scientists, both new and familiar to the art of scientific writing. Consideration of the advice provided further develops the analytical reading skills required to critically review the work of others, as well as helping with the preparation of your own future articles.” Chemistry World

Writing the NIH Grant Proposal

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: William Gerin,Christine Kapelewski Kinkade,Niki L. Page
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150635775X
Category: Psychology
Page: 232
View: 7556

Continue Reading →

Authors William Gerin, Christine Kapelewski, and Niki L. Page are here to help you secure NIH funding for your research! Writing the NIH Grant Proposal, Third Edition offers hands-on advice that simplifies, demystifies, and takes the fear out of writing a federal grant application. Acting as a virtual mentor, this book provides systematic guidance for every step of the NIH application process, including the administrative details, developing and managing collaborative relationships, budgeting, and building a research team. Helpful hints along the way provide tips from researchers who have received grants themselves. New to this Edition: Much more user-friendly in response to the updated NIH website Covers the new Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) online submission form for both single and multiple projects Revamped advice on substantive sections of the proposal to address lowered page allowance Coverage of the new scoring system and reviewer reporting system Coverage of the usage and submission of the new SF 424 forms

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper


Author: Robert A Day,Barbara Gastel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521671675
Category: Mathematics
Page: 302
View: 2302

Continue Reading →

Guide on writing and submitting a scientific paper for graduates to professionals.

Writing Scientific Research Articles

Strategy and Steps
Author: Margaret Cargill,Patrick O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118570685
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 8600

Continue Reading →

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

Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation!

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning and Writing a Thesis or Dissertation for Undergraduate and Graduate Science Students Second Edition
Author: Elizabeth Fisher,Richard Thompson
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 1783264233
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 3643

Continue Reading →

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.

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
View: 7727

Continue Reading →

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.

The Craft of Scientific Presentations

Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid
Author: Michael Alley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441982795
Category: Science
Page: 286
View: 1130

Continue Reading →

The Craft of Scientific Presentations, 2nd edition aims to strengthen you as a presenter of science and engineering. The book does so by identifying what makes excellent presenters such as Brian Cox, Jane Goodall, Richard Feynman, and Jill Bolte Taylor so strong. In addition, the book explains what causes so many scientific presentations to flounder. One of the most valuable contributions of this text is that it teaches the assertion-evidence approach to scientific presentations. Instead of building presentations, as most engineers and scientists do, on the weak foundation of topic phrases and bulleted lists, this assertion-evidence approach calls for building presentations on succinct message assertions supported by visual evidence. Unlike the commonly followed topic-subtopic approach that PowerPoint leads presenters to use, the assertion-evidence approach is solidly grounded in research. By showing the differences between strong and weak presentations, by identifying the errors that scientific presenters typically make, and by teaching a much more powerful approach for scientific presentations than what is commonly practiced, this book places you in a position to elevate your presentations to a high level. In essence, this book aims to have you not just succeed in your scientific presentations, but excel. About the Author Michael Alley has taught workshops on presentations to engineers and scientists on five continents, and has recently been invited to speak at the European Space Organization, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Sandia National Labs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Simula Research Laboratory, and United Technologies. An Associate Professor of engineering communication at Pennsylvania State University, Alley is a leading researcher on the effectiveness of different designs for presentation slides.

How to Conduct Surveys

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Arlene Fink
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506347142
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 5387

Continue Reading →

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.

Medical Writing

A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers
Author: Robert B. Taylor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319701266
Category: Medical
Page: 420
View: 2817

Continue Reading →

This book is a clear and comprehensive guide that assists readers in translating observations, ideas, and research into articles, reports, or book chapters ready for publication. For both researchers and practicing physicians, skills in medical writing are essential. Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in academic medicine, uses a clear, conversational style throughout this book to emphasize the professional and personal enrichment that writing can bring. The text includes in depth instructions for writing and publishing: review articles, case reports, editorials and letters to the editor, book reviews, book chapters, reference books, research protocols, grant proposals, and research reports. This third edition is additionally fully updated to include the intricacies of medical writing and publishing today, with new coverage of: open access, pay to publish and predatory journals, peer review fraud, publication bias, parachute studies, public domain images, and phantom authors. Loaded with practical information, tips to help achieve publication, and real world examples, Medical Writing can improve skills for clinicians, educators, and researchers, whether they are new to writing or seasoned authors.

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
View: 8155

Continue Reading →

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

At the Bench

A Laboratory Navigator
Author: Kathy Barker
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879697082
Category: Science
Page: 465
View: 6237

Continue Reading →

A clue hidden in a toy ship leads Tintin on a dangerous treasure hunt.

Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. Second Edition


Author: Mimi Zeiger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071503854
Category: Science
Page: 440
View: 7388

Continue Reading →

Provides immediate help for anyone preparing a biomedical paper by givin specific advice on organizing the components of the paper, effective writing techniques, writing an effective results sections, documentation issues, sentence structure and much more. The new edition includes new examples from the current literature including many involving molecular biology, expanded exercises at the end of the book, revised explanations on linking key terms, transition clauses, uses of subheads, and emphases. If you plan to do any medical writing, read this book first and get an immediate advantage.

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
View: 8351

Continue Reading →

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.

Medical Writing

A Brief Guide for Beginners
Author: Carol Scott-Conner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518776915
Category:
Page: 126
View: 4599

Continue Reading →

"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.

Writing for Science


Author: Robert Goldbort
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117936
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 330
View: 2089

Continue Reading →

This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

The Literature Review

A Step-by-Step Guide for Students
Author: Diana Ridley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1446201430
Category: Study Aids
Page: 214
View: 7631

Continue Reading →

This Second Edition of Diana Ridley’s bestselling guide to the literature review outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review. New to this edition are examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines, a new chapter on conducting a systematic review, increased coverage of issues of evaluating quality and conducting reviews using online sources and online literature and enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.

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
View: 9634

Continue Reading →

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

Second Edition
Author: Scott L. Montgomery
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614450X
Category: Reference
Page: 312
View: 5739

Continue Reading →

This book is a comprehensive guide to scientific communication that has been used widely in courses and workshops as well as by individual scientists and other professionals since its first publication in 2002. This revision accounts for the many ways in which the globalization of research and the changing media landscape have altered scientific communication over the past decade. With an increased focus throughout on how research is communicated in industry, government, and non-profit centers as well as in academia, it now covers such topics as the opportunities and perils of online publishing, the need for translation skills, and the communication of scientific findings to the broader world, both directly through speaking and writing and through the filter of traditional and social media. It also offers advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues, such as climate change and emerging viruses, in which clear and accurate communication is especially critical to the scientific community and the wider world.