Bibliographic Details

How to write & illustrate a scientific paper / Björn Gustavii.

Author / Creator Gustavii, Björn, 1932-
Edition 2nd ed.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Description ix, 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Technical writing.
Biomedical Research.
Science.
Writing.
Rédaction technique.
Technical writing.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7547434
Varying Form of Title How to write and illustrate a scientific paper
ISBN 9780521878906
052187890X
9780521703932 (pbk.)
052170393X (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-163) and index.
Summary This second edition of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors, in all biological and medical disciplines, to present their results effectively. Whilst retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of the previous edition, it has been broadened to include comprehensive advice on writing compilation theses for doctoral degrees, and a detailed description of preparing case reports. Illustrations, particularly graphs, are discussed in detail, with poor examples redrawn for comparison. The reader is offered advice on how to present the paper, where and how to submit the manuscript, and finally, how to correct the proofs. Examples of both good and bad writing, selected from actual journal articles, illustrate the author's advice - which has been developed through his extensive teaching experience - in this accessible and informative guide.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Basic rules of writing
  • 2. Comments on scientific language
  • 3. Drafting the manuscript
  • 4. Choosing a journal
  • 5. Preparing a graph
  • 6. Drawings
  • 7. Figure legends
  • 8. How to design tables
  • 9. Title
  • 10. Authors
  • 11. Abstract
  • 12. Introduction
  • 13. Methods
  • 14. Results
  • 15. Discussion
  • 16. Acknowledgments
  • 17. References
  • 18. Ph. D. and other doctoral theses
  • 19. Letters and case reports
  • 20. Numbers
  • 21. Abbreviations
  • 22. How to present statistical results
  • 23. Typing
  • 24. Dealing with editors and referees
  • 25. Correcting proofs
  • 26. Authors' responsibilities
  • Literature needed on your desk
  • Further reading
  • Literature cited
  • Index