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How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521878906
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521823234

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  • Easy to read and up-to-date, this guide will help both first-time writers and experienced contributors in authoring research papers. Although the examples are extracted mainly from the medical and biological sciences, the principles described apply to virtually every branch of science. The book provides step-by-step information on how to prepare every aspect of a scientific paper and examples of both good and bad writing illuminate the author's advice in this accessible and informative handbook.

    • Concise, easy-to-read and up-to-date
    • Uses illustrations of good and bad writing from a number of well known journals such as The Lancet, JAMA, and The New England Journal of Medicine
    • Shows illustrative graphs taken from scientific papers, redrawn to demonstrate how they can be improved
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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521823234
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 158 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.376kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521878906
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    1. Basic rules of writing
    Part I. The Journal Article:
    2. Where to start
    3. How to design tables
    4. Preparing a graph
    5. Title
    6. Authors
    7. Abstract
    8. Introduction
    9. Methods
    10. Results
    11. Discussion
    12. Acknowledgments
    13. References
    Part II. Related Topics:
    14. Numbers
    15. Abbreviations
    16. Common statistical errors
    17. The language
    18. Writing the draft
    19. How to type the manuscript
    20. Choosing a journal and submitting your paper
    21. How to deal with editors and referees
    22. Correcting proofs
    23. Authors' responsibilities
    24. Literature needed on your desk
    25. Further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    Björn Gustavii, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

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