|Ebel, Hans Friedrich / Bliefert, Claus / Russey, William E.|
The Art of Scientific Writing
From Student Reports to Professional Publications in Chemistry and Related Fields
2., completely revised Edition - January 2004
2004. XII, 596 Pages, Softcover
41 Fig., 6 Tab.
- General Reading -
ISBN 978-3-527-29829-7 - Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
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 worked together to compile a unique guide to scientific writing.
This new edition of a well-established classic has been completely revised, reflecting dramatic changes in communication over the past 15 years. 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 an especially comprehensive index complete this highly useful book.
From the contents
PART I: SCIENTIFIC WRITING: AIMS AND FORMS
Papers (Journal Articles)
PART II: SCIENTIFIC WRITING: MATERIALS, TOOLS, AND METHODS
Word Processors and Electronic Manuscript
Formulas and Equations
Collecting and Citing the Literature
B Standard Reference Formats
C Selected Quantities, Units, and Constants
D 20 Rules for Preparing a Manuscript on Diskette
E Adresses of Companies and Institutes