This linguistic guide to writing a scientific paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal also demonstrates how to address referees’ comments and responses. It focuses less on grammar and vocabulary, and more on the vital elements of discourse such as tenses and clarity.
Focuses on the vital elements of discourse such as tenses and clarity.
Guides the reader through the process of writing a scientific paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
Offers researchers a full framework for constructing a paper.
This volume systematically guides readers through the process of writing scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and addressing referees’ responses. Beyond merely listing elements required for successful scientific writing, A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing offers researchers a full framework for constructing papers, starting from brief statements regarding the rationale, objectives, findings and implications of the study. The writing process is illustrated through four exemplar studies of increasing complexity, worked through from title to conclusions.
The book does not focus primarily on grammar, but includes sections on important facets, such as ‘voices’ and tenses. It also addresses problems associated with writing other texts (reports, reviews, emails, social/professional networking communications etc.). Composed (with inputs from numerous senior scientists) by authors who have written, revised or edited more than 4,000 papers, A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing will be essential reading for non-native English-speaking students and researchers of all disciplines, and a valuable resource for those with English as a first language.
Chapter 1: Maximizing chances of publication
Chapter 2: Essential steps before writing a paper
Chapter 3: Drafting papers
Chapter 4: Complex studies
Chapter 5: Linguistic points
Chapter 6: Covering letters and referees’ objections
Chapter 7: Other kinds of written scientific communication
Chapter 8: Summary