ERIC Number: ED494620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
The Art of Scientific Writing: From Student Reports to Professional Publications in Chemistry and Related Fields. 2nd Completely Revised Edition
Ebel, Hans F.; Bliefert, Claus; Russey, William E.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Most scientists live in a "publish or perish" environment, but few would describe themselves as brilliant (or enthusiastic) writers. Coming to the aid of all those wishing to improve the quality of their scientific writing--established researchers and aspiring students alike--three experienced authors/scientists from differing backgrounds and cultures have compiled this classic guide. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect dramatic changes in communication over the past 15 years. The primary emphasis is on writing techniques, accurate expression, adherence to accepted standards, and above all clarity, but the authors also venture into communication technology and organizational as well as ethical aspects of science. Numerous appendices and a particularly comprehensive index complete this highly useful book. Part I, Goals and Forms in Scientific Writing, contains: (1) Reports; (2) Dissertations; (3) Journal Articles; and (4) Books. Part II, Materials, Tools and Methods in Scientific Writing, contains: (5) Writing Techniques; (6) Formulas; (7) Figures; (8) Tables; and (9) Collecting and Citing the Literature. Appended are: (1) Reference and Format; (2) Selected Quantities, Units, and Constants; (3) The 20 Commandments of Electronic Manuscripts; and (4) Conversion Tips. Concluding the book are Literature and an Index.
Descriptors: Scientists, Journal Articles, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing for Publication, Writing Processes, Ethics, Tables (Data), Citations (References), Guides, Expressive Language, Standards, Layout (Publications), Research Reports, Books, Technical Writing, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
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