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How To Write and Publish a Scientific Paper: Sixth Edition.

HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH A SCIENTIFIC PAPER: Sixth Edition ROBERT A. DAY AND BARBARA GASTEL

A scientific experiment, Day and Gastel explain, is not complete until its results are published. To that end, they provide this guide to writing scientific papers that are clear and effective, publishing those papers, and communicating as a science professional. Day is professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, and Gastel is an associate professor at Texas A&M University and an editor. Here, they provide the historical background of and justification for the IMRAD (introduction, methods, results, and discussion) system of organizing a paper. They provide tips for writing and revising a paper and maintaining scientific ethics. The authors suggest ways to decide on a journal to submit a paper, including factors such as prestige, access, and likelihood of acceptance. The book provides style tips, such as how to avoid jargon. This edition includes new chapters on writing a grant proposal, communicating science to the public, and providing peer review of another scientist's paper. Another addition is a chapter directed to authors for whom English is a second language. Greenwood, 2006, 320 p., b&w illus., paperback, $29.95.
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Title Annotation:How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 6th ed.
Publication:Science News
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Date:Jun 10, 2006
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