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Publishing Resources for STEM Authors: Scientific Writing Guides
A guide with resources to accompany the workshops on publishing for gradute students and post-doctoral researchers.
The WAC Clearinghouse provides access to digital books and journals addressing writing and speaking across the disciplines, including the sciences. Search by keyword (truncation is available) to find articles and book chapters on your area of interest.
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ACS Webinar series on Scientific Writing (http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars/collections/writing.html)
This is a series of recent webinars from the American Chemical Society on effective writing for scholarly articles, proposals and grant applications.
Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work by Meredith, DennisExplaining Research is the most comprehensive guide to research communication. It offers practical tools and techniques to effectively reach professional and lay audiences important to researchers’ success. These audiences include colleagues, potential collaborators, officers in funding agencies and foundations, donors, institutional leaders, corporate partners, students, legislators, family and friends, journalists, and the public. The book also includes strategies to guide research communication, as well as insights from leading science journalists and research communicators. The book shows how to develop a communication “strategy of synergy”; give compelling talks; build a professional website; create quality posters, images, animations, graphs, charts, videos, e-newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and webinars; write popular articles and books; persuade funding decision makers; produce news releases and other content that attract media coverage; give effective media interviews; serve as a public educator in schools and science centers; and protect against communication traps.
Don’t feel ashamed. We all have our writing weaknesses that we don’t want to look at too closely – or that someone else will detect. Don’t hide yourself, because that won’t make your situation any better. As painful as it might be, looking at your writing weaknesses – as well as...
Presentation Skills for Scientists and Engineers by Jean-Philippe DionneThis book provides concise and effective tips spanning all relevant areas to deliver engaging scientific presentations. Readers will strengthen their skills in preparing, practicing and delivering presentations at both physical and virtual conferences and seminars. Best practices for structuring presentations and elements to include and those to exclude such as detailed sections on the use of videos, animations and tables are included. Common errors often seen in scientific presentations are highlighted along with tips on how to interact with audiences and keep them engaged. This will be a valuable resource for scientists in all areas of chemistry and materials science as well as engineers who wish to elevate their scientific presentations.
Research Methodology and Scientific Writing by C. George ThomasThis book presents a guide for research methodology and scientific writing covering various elements such as finding research problems, writing research proposals, obtaining funds for research, selecting research designs, searching the literature and review, collection of data and analysis, preparation of thesis, writing research papers for journals, citation and listing of references, preparation of visual materials, oral and poster presentation in conferences, and ethical issues in research . Besides introducing library and its various features in a lucid style, the latest on the use of information technology in retrieving and managing information through various means are also discussed in this book. The book is useful for students, young researchers, and professionals.
Scientific Papers and Presentations, 3rd ed. by Martha Davis; Kaaron Joann Davis; Marion DunaganElectronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition of this book was published in 1997. The third edition of Scientific Papers and Presentations applies traditional principles to today's modern techniques and the changing needs of up-and-coming academia. Topics include designing visual aids, writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating clearly and concisely, adhering to stylistic principles, presenting data in tables and figures, dealing with ethical and legal issues, and relating science to the lay audience. This successful legacy title is an essential guide to professional communication, provides a wealth of information and detail and is a useful guide.
Scientific Writing 3.0 by Jean-luc Lebrun and Justin LebrunThe third edition of this book aims to equip both young and experienced researchers with all the tools and strategy they will need for their papers to not just be accepted, but stand out in the crowded field of academic publishing. It seeks to question and deconstruct the legacy of existing science writing, replacing or supporting historically existing practices with principle- and evidence-driven styles of effective writing. It encourages a reader-centric approach to writing, satisfying reader-scientists at large, but also the paper's most powerful readers, the reviewer and editor. Going beyond the baseline of well-structured scientific writing, this book leverages an understanding of human physiological limitations (memory, attention, time) to help the author craft a document that is optimized for readability.Through real and fictional examples, hands-on exercises, and entertaining stories, this book breaks down the critical parts of a typical scientific paper (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions). It shows at great depth how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized. To enable the writer to assess whether these parts are well written from a reader's perspective, the book also offers practical metrics in the form of six checklists, and even an original Java application to assist in the evaluation.
Publication Date: 2021-10-13
Scientific Writing and Communication by Angelika Hofmann
Scientific Writing and Publishing: A Comprehensive Manual for Authors by Denys WheatleyKnowing how to prepare, write and publish high-quality research papers can be challenging for scientists at all stages of their career. This manual guides readers through successfully framing and presenting research findings, as well as the processes involved in publishing in learned journals. It draws on the author's wealth of practical experience, from working in academic research for over 40 years and teaching scientific writing in over 20 countries, to gaining insights as a journal editor. Well-written and logical, it provides clear step-by-step instructions to enable readers to become more effective at writing articles, and navigating difficulties related to journal submission, the review process, editing and publication. It comprehensively covers themes such as publication ethics, along with current topics including Open Access publishing and pre-print servers. This is a useful, user-friendly guide for graduate students, early career scientists, and more experienced researchers, particularly in the life and medical sciences.
Publication Date: 2021-10-14
Scientific Writing for Psychology by Robert V. Kail
Call Number: BF 76 .K35 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
Scientists Must Write: a guide to better writing for scientists, engineers and students by Robert Barrass
Technical Writing for Environmental Engineers by Emily Coolidge Toker; Joan Giblin
Call Number: T 11 .G537 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-01
Undergraduate Writing in Psychology by R. Eric LandrumThis third edition features new writing samples, including a full-length literature review and full-length scientific research paper, and new guidance to reflect the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This accessible, practical guide to undergraduate writing takes the reader step by step through the process of developing research questions or theses, conducting literature searches, analyzing and synthesizing the literature, writing the paper, and more. Students will learn how to analyze and organize ideas for literature reviews, as well as how to prepare each section of a scientific research paper (introduction, method, results, discussion). The chapters are full of advice and resources, including a checklist and self-quiz, a sample grading rubric that an instructor might use, example reference formats, and several before-and-after writing samples showing marked-up changes. Bonus guidance is given for communicating effectively with instructors and preparing conference posters.
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker by Gábor L. LöveiGábor Lövei's scientific communication course for students and scientists explores the intricacies involved in publishing primary scientific papers, and has been taught in more than twenty countries. Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers is the distillation of Lövei's lecture notes and experience gathered over two decades; it is the coursebook many have been waiting for. The book's three main sections correspond with the three main stages of a paper's journey from idea to print: planning, writing, and publishing. Within the book's chapters, complex questions such as 'How to write the introduction?' or 'How to submit a manuscript?' are broken down into smaller, more manageable problems that are then discussed in a straightforward, conversational manner, providing an easy and enjoyable reading experience. Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers stands out from its field by targeting scientists whose first language is not English. While also touching on matters of style and grammar, the book's main goal is to advise on first principles of communication. This book is an excellent resource for any student or scientist wishing to learn more about the scientific publishing process and scientific communication. It will be especially useful to those coming from outside the English-speaking world and looking for a comprehensive guide for publishing their work in English.
The Chicago Manual of Style is a editorial style manual for writers. The book has three main sections: the Publishing Process, Style and Usage, and Documentation. It is a valuable guide on formatting, grammar and word usage, punctuation, abbreviations, footnote and endnote style, bibliographies, and other topics.
Presentation applications give users the tools needed to organize information to be shared with an online or offline audience as slideshows, videos or photo montages. AppAppeal ranks all presentation apps based on worldwide popularity.