How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

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Björn Gustavii
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 5/31/2016
EAN 9781316607916, ISBN10: 1316607917

Paperback, 188 pages, 22.8 x 15.3 x 1 cm
Language: English

This compact and easy-to-read book contains essential advice on how to take a manuscript from planning right through to publication. It will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors to present their results more effectively. While retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of previous editions, the third edition of this essential guide has been expanded to include comprehensive advice on drawing graphs, and information about Open Access publishing. Illustrations are discussed in detail, with examples of poor illustrations taken from real papers in top-ranked journals, redrawn for comparison. Such before-and-after examples are also provided to demonstrate good and bad writing styles. The reader is offered practical advice - from how to present a paper and where to submit the manuscript, through to responding to reviewers' comments and correcting the proofs - all developed through the author's extensive teaching experience and his many years spent working as a journal editor.

Preface to the third edition
1. Basic rules of writing
2. Comments on scientific writing
3. Drafting the manuscript
4. Choosing a journal
5. How to begin
6. Figure captions (legends)
7. Preparing a graph
8. Graph combination
9. Drawings
10. How to design a table
11. Title
12. Authors
13. Abstract
14. Introduction
15. Methods
16. Results
17. Discussion
18. Acknowledgements
19. References
20. PhD and other doctoral theses
21. Letters and case reports
22. Numbers
23. Abbreviations
24. How to present statistical results
25. Typing
26. Dealing with editors and referees
27. Correcting proofs
28. Authors' responsibility
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