Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career.
· Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references
· Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process
· Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals
· Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work―and describes how best to work with them
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Barbara Gastel, MD, is professor of integrative biosciences and of medical humanities at Texas A&M University, College Station, where she coordinates the graduate program in science communication.
Robert A. Day is professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, Newark.Review:
Praise for the Previous Edition: "Day and Gastel offer much wisdom in cutting through the red tape to avoid missteps. . . . How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper is a strongly recommended addition to any novice and aspiring person of science's personal library collection." (Midwest Book Review)
Praise for the Previous Edition: "The sections are self-sustaining and can be read as a topic of interest may arise. I recommend this book for the library of medical writers." (American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Journal)
Praise for the Previous Edition: "The comprehensive yet brief guide covers many facets of authorship and scientific stewardship. It is an excellent place to start after your research idea is formed and you are ready to start writing. It will become your 'go-to' book for general questions about scientific publication and presentation." (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Praise for the Previous Edition: "Day and Gastel provide a clearly written and playfully humorous overview of scientific writing that is a valuable read for beginning scientists and a useful resource for technical communicators new to the field." (Technical Communication)
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