How to Write & Publish a Scientific Paper

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Oryx Press, 1998 - Technical writing - 275 pages

This witty and practical guide to organizing, writing, and submitting scientific research for publication in a scholarly scientific journal is designed to help good scientists become good writers. Each edition of this popular work has quickly become an Oryx bestseller, and the new fifth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the significant impact of the Internet and other electronic resources on the writing and publishing of scientific papers.This new edition presents seven new chapters that cover the topics of equipment and software; electronic publishing formats; the Internet and the World Wide Web; publishing on the World Wide Web; electronic journals; e-mail and newsgroups; and searching for information on the Web. Many chapters from the previous edition have also been revised and updated.

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About the author (1998)

ROBERT A. DAY is professor of English at the University of Delaware, Newark, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in scientific and technical writing. For 19 years, he directed the publishing program of the American Society for Microbiology and served as managing editor of the Journal of Bacteriology plus eight other journals published by ASM. He was also the director of the ISI Press and vice president of the Institute for Scientific Information. Day is past-president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and past-chairman of the Council of Biology Editors. He frequently gives seminars and workshops on scientific writing and has written extensively on all phases of scientific writing, editing, and publishing. Among his publications are How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper and Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and other Professionals, both published by Oryx Press.

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