A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing

  • John Blackwell
  • Jan Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 1-2
  3. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 3-11
  4. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 13-42
  5. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 43-62
  6. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 63-76
  7. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 77-94
  8. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 95-103
  9. John Blackwell, Jan Martin
    Pages 105-105
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 107-112

About this book

Introduction

This volume systematically guides readers through the process of writing scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and addressing referees’ responses. Beyond merely listing elements required for successful scientific writing, A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing offers researchers a full framework for constructing papers, starting from brief statements regarding the rationale, objectives, findings and implications of the study. The writing process is illustrated through four exemplar studies of increasing complexity, worked through from title to conclusions.

The book does not focus primarily on grammar, but includes sections on important facets, such as ‘voices’ and tenses. It also addresses problems associated with writing other texts (reports, reviews, emails, social/professional networking communications etc.). Composed (with inputs from numerous senior scientists) by authors who have written, revised or edited more than 4,000 papers, A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing will be essential reading for non-native English-speaking students and researchers of all disciplines, and a valuable resource for those with English as a first language.

Authors and affiliations

  • John Blackwell
    • 1
  • Jan Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Sees-editing LtdWeston-super-mareUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Sayer-Martin LtdAberaeronUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9788-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9787-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9788-3
  • About this book