Synopses & Reviews
"The only book about scholarly communication that his reviewer has ever wanted to read from cover to cover". -- ARBA
"Day's style is light and witty; ' his examples memorable, funny, and instructive; and through it all is a canny wisdom". -- Society for Scholarly Publishing
"An outstanding book, one to be on the shelf of every scientific writer. Not that it will stay on the shelf much. Countless anecdotes and unexpected touches of wit and humor will keep the reader from putting the book away..". -- Issues in Writing
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index.
Table of Contents
What is scientific writing? -- Origins of scientific writing -- What is a scientific paper? -- 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 illustrations -- How to keyboard the manuscript -- Where and how to submit the manuscript -- Review process (how to deal with editors) -- Publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- How to order and use reprints -- How to write a review paper -- How to write a conference report -- How to write a book review -- How to write a thesis -- How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- Ethics, rights and permissions -- Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Personalized summary -- Selected journal title word abbreviations.