The Scientist's Guide to Writing, 2nd Edition: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career (Paperback)

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The Scientist's Guide to Writing, 2nd Edition: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career (Paperback)

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An updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed writing guide for scientists

The Scientist's Guide to Writing explains the essential techniques that students, postdocs, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily. Now fully updated and expanded, this incisive primer offers practical advice on such topics as generating and maintaining writing momentum, structuring a scientific paper, revising a first draft, handling citations, responding to peer reviews, managing coauthorships, and more. The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing shows scientists how to become better writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact.
  • New chapters discuss effective reading, choosing the right journal for your research, and the advantages and disadvantages of posting preprints
  • Provides additional advice on reporting statistical results, dealing with conflicting peer reviews, managing coauthorships, writing with English as an additional language, and more
  • Emphasizes writing as a process, not just a product
  • Encourages habits that improve motivation and productivity
  • Offers detailed guidance on submission, review, revision, and publication
  • Includes a wealth of new exercises
Stephen B. Heard is professor of biology at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He is the author of Charles Darwin's Barnacle and David Bowie's Spider: How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels. Twitter @StephenBHeard

Product Details ISBN: 9780691219189
ISBN-10: 0691219184
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English