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How to write and publish a scientific paper
Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel.
Table of Contents
What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract -- How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section -- How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographs -- Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter- and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career -- Appendix 1. Selected journal title word abbreviations -- Appendix 2. Words and expressions to avoid -- Appendix 3. Prefixes and abbreviations for SI (système international) -- Appendix 4. Some helpful websites -- Glossary of technical terms.