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Author Gustavii, Björn, 1932-

Title How to write and illustrate a scientific paper / Björn Gustavii.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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 UniM ERC  808.0665 GUST    AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC  808.0665 GUST    AVAILABLE
 UniM Cres  808.0665 GUST    AVAILABLE
 UniM Vet W  808.0665 GUST    AVAILABLE
 UniM BioMed  808.0665 GUST    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 141 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Basic rules of writing 1 -- 2 Comments on scientific language 3 -- 3 Drafting the manuscript 13 -- 4 Choosing a journal 16 -- 5 Preparing a graph 18 -- 6 How to design tables 36 -- 7 Title 42 -- 12 Results 61 -- 16 Numbers 83 -- 18 Common statistical errors 91 -- 19 Typing 97 -- 20 Covering letter 109 -- 21 Dealing with editors and referees 112 -- 22 Correcting proofs 116 -- 23 Authors' responsibilities 121 -- Literature needed on your desk 127.
Summary Easy to read and up-to-date, How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and experienced contributors in authoring research papers. Although the examples are taken mainly from the medical and biological sciences, the principles described apply to virtually every branch of science. This book provides step-by-step information on how to prepare a scientific paper, from the title to how the reference list should be arranged. 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, illuminate the author's advice in this accessible and informative guide.
Subject Technical writing.
ISBN 0521823234
0521530245 (paperback)