ISBN-10:
1440842809
ISBN-13:
9781440842801
Pub. Date:
03/28/2016
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th Edition / Edition 8

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th Edition / Edition 8

by Barbara Gastel, Robert A. DayBarbara Gastel

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Overview

Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career.

Writing and publishing journal articles are essential aspects of a successful scientific career. Unfortunately, many scientists find the process of communicating about their work intimidating and confusing. Now in its eighth edition, How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper teaches how to apply clear focus, good organization, and simple, straightforward language to write papers as well as communicate effectively in many other scientifically related applications.

By providing practical, readable, and sometimes humorous guidance, this book enables researchers to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in communicating about their work. The authors not only guide readers in the craft of scientific writing—broken down into the separate tasks of writing the respective sections of a scientific paper and then publishing the paper—but also address important related psychological, ethical, logistical, and cultural considerations in communicating about science.

Chapter topics include composing (and requesting) recommendation letters, writing grant proposals, providing peer review, editing one's own work, preparing oral presentations and poster presentations, and working with the popular media. This is an essential resource for researchers—both native and non-native users of English—with limited experience writing scientific papers, such as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career faculty members.


  • Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references
  • Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process
  • Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals
  • Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work—and describes how best to work with them

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440842801
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barbara Gastel, MD, is professor of integrative biosciences and of medical humanities at Texas A&M University, College Station, where she coordinates the graduate program in science communication.

Robert A. Day is professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, Newark.

What People are Saying About This

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Praise for the Previous Edition: "The comprehensive yet brief guide covers many facets of authorship and scientific stewardship. It is an excellent place to start after your research idea is formed and you are ready to start writing. It will become your 'go-to' book for general questions about scientific publication and presentation."

Technical Communication

Praise for the Previous Edition: "Day and Gastel provide a clearly written and playfully humorous overview of scientific writing that is a valuable read for beginning scientists and a useful resource for technical communicators new to the field."

Midwest Book Review

Praise for the Previous Edition: "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."

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Journal

Praise for the Previous Edition: "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."

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Praise for the Previous Edition: "The comprehensive yet brief guide covers many facets of authorship and scientific stewardship. It is an excellent place to start after your research idea is formed and you are ready to start writing. It will become your 'go-to' book for general questions about scientific publication and presentation."

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