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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper [Paperback]

Robert A. Day , Barbara Gastel
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16 Jun 2011
Writing and publishing journal articles are crucial to scientific careers. Unfortunately, many young scientists find the process of communicating scientific information effectively a complete mystery. By providing practical, readable, and sometimes humorous guidance, this book helps researchers gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in communicating about their work. This seventh edition of How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper contains 41 chapters focused upon two separate tasks: how to write the respective sections of a scientific paper and how to publish the paper. Other related topics include approaching a writing project, following ethical principles in scientific publishing, preparing oral presentations and poster presentations, writing grant proposals, and working with the popular media. The authors provide considerable guidance on appropriate scientific writing style as well as an extensive list of words and expressions to avoid-and supply the language to substitute for them.

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood Press; 7th Revised edition edition (16 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313391971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313391972
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Day and Gastel offer much wisdom in cutting through the red tape to avoid missteps... How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper is a strongly recommended addition to any novice and aspiring person of science's personal library collection." - Midwest Book Review "Although one would not read this book from cover to cover, the sections are self-sustaining and can be read as a topic of interest may arise. I recommend this book for the library of medical writers." - American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Journal --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers alike with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition guides readers through the processes involved in publishing for scientific journals. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars it is a good book 29 Aug 2013
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it is very good, very well written if only my papers were on this level! I was also hoping for a little table of useful words/phrases which often people writing miss, but other than this it is fab!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I require my freshman biology class to buy this book 19 Aug 2012
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I had Dr. Gastel in a scientific writing course. It was the single most helpful course of my graduate career. Every person entering the sciences should be required to take a scientific writing course. Her book, like her course, changed my career for the better. I now teach freshman and sophomore science courses. In lab, I assign this book for my students to get used to reading/writing scientifically.

This book has concise, specific chapters. Gastel doesn't waste words. She (and Day) also tell you exactly what you need to know and why you need to know it.

I think this book should be mandatory for anyone entering the field of science.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for scientists 9 Sep 2013
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This book is a real classic! The writing is clear and simple, and the humor makes for very light reading. This book explains clearly and easily all the sections of a scientific paper and offers tips that will aid in writing and publication. The new edition also deals with other types of scientific writing such as blogs, theses, book reviews, etc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive 12 Dec 2012
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Covers all aspects of preparing, writing and formatting a paper. Coverage sometimes even deeper than necessary. Ideal for first-time paper authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide book! 26 Nov 2012
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I love this book! I just finished writing my first manuscript and I used this to help me. Day and Gastel are slightly sarcastic, which makes reading this more enjoyable. Not only are there chapters on how to write different sections of a paper, but chapters on how to write to the public and the use/misuse of English.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 5 Mar 2013
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This is overall a great book for anyone who is looking to hone their science writing or someone who is just beginning. Easy read and provides good examples. I bought it for my senior thesis course in college and it has helped me better understand my own writing process. Would recommend.
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