The Little Book of Scientific Writing

The Little Book of Scientific Writing

by Nancy Fox


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This succinct, 9,000-word handbook provides a complete (and essential) "Elements of Style" for busy academics, scientists and students - in fact for all professionals concerned with the concise and eloquent description of scientific experiments and results.

Leading independent tech editor Nancy Fox delivers precise guidelines, style tips, and details of accepted practices to cover every and any type of laboratory work.


Some Brief Words of Wisdom


1. What Constitutes Valid Publication?

2. The Ritual of the Scientific Paper: IMRAD

3. Your Shout-Out: The Importance of Title

4. Ego Tyrannous: The Movie Credits

5. Listing Institutions and Addresses

6. In Short: The All-Important Abstract

7. How to Begin

8. Materials, Methods and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night

9. Presenting Results

10. How to Write Your Discussion

11. How to Write Your Acknowledgments

12. Literature Cited

13. Using Tables

14. To Graph or Not to Graph

15. The Art of the Review Paper

16. The Art of the Conference Report

17. The Art of the Scientific Book Review

18. Plagiarism

19. How to Submit Your Work

20. A Few Fundamental Rules to Improve Your Writing

21. Common Grammar Traps

22. The Peer Review


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615446189
Publisher: New Street Communications, LLC
Publication date: 01/31/2011
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Nancy Fox is a leading freelance developmental editor whose clients have included Oxford University Press, Springer-Verlag, Microsoft Press, MIT Press, Addison-Wesley and Yale University Press.

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