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English for Writing Research Papers

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Overview

  • How to: structure sections (abstract, methods) and keep editors/ referees happy
  • Sentence/paragraph structure; avoiding redundancy, ambiguity and plagiarism; using AI to correct and paraphrase
  • Unique insights into writing skills based on editing around 5000 research papers authored by non-natives

Part of the book series: English for Academic Research (EAR)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Writing Skills

  2. Sections of a Paper

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About this book

Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content. 

With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to:

  • prepare and structure a manuscript
  • increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no  ambiguity
  • write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read
  • decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc)
  • highlight your claims and contribution
  • avoid plagiarism
  • discuss the limitations of your research
  • choose the correct tenses and style
  • satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers

This edition has two completely new chapters covering machine translation and using AI tools (e.g. chatbots, paraphrasers, editing tools) to improve and correct the English of a text.

Other titles in this series:

Grammar, Usage and Style

Grammar, Vocabulary, and Writing Exercises (three volumes)

100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting

English for Presentations at International Conferences

English for Academic Correspondence

English for Interacting on Campus

English for Academic CVs, Resumes, and Online Profiles

English for Academic Research: A Guide for Teachers

Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 40 English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhDstudents and researchers from 50 countries to write papers. He edits research manuscripts through his own proofreading and editing agency.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pisa, Italy

    Adrian Wallwork

About the author

Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 40 English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and researchers from 50 countries to write papers. He edits research manuscripts through his own proofreading and editing agency.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: English for Writing Research Papers

  • Authors: Adrian Wallwork

  • Series Title: English for Academic Research

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-31072-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-31071-3Published: 21 September 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-31072-0Published: 20 September 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2625-3445

  • Series E-ISSN: 2625-3453

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 338

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Language Education, Linguistics, general, Linguistics, general

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