Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-By-step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences

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Successful Scientific Writing is a user-friendly book of detailed practical guidance which will enable students and researchers in the biological and medical sciences to communicate their work effectively through the published literature. This new edition of the acclaimed step-by-step guide encompasses all aspects of typescript preparation from first to final draft, including efficient use of word processing, electronic database literature services, the Internet and email. The authors provide sensible guidance on inclusive word choices and communication when writers and readers have different first languages. Abundant examples, practical advice and self-help exercises draw on extensive experience with actual typescripts. A detailed index and numerous references make information easy to find. Applicable to a variety of scientific writing contexts in the sciences, Successful Scientific Writing is a powerful tool for improving individual skills, as well as an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars on scientific writing.

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'This book is beyond reproach and should be regarded as compulsory reading for all biomedical science undergraduate and postgraduate students and all others likely to have to write or edit scientific reports.' Stuart B. Coghill, The Times Higher Education Supplement

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Janice Matthews is a scientist, writer, and educator with a broad background in the biological sciences and a professional focus on facilitating clearer communication of scientific material. She graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University, obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard University, and earned the Educational Specialist degree in Science Education from the University of Georgia. She has written and edited books, technical manuals, and hundreds of scientific research papers in the veterinary and biological sciences, both in university settings and for private industry.

A Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and member of the Teaching Academy at the University of Georgia, Robert Matthews is a specialist on the behavior of insects, particularly wasps and bees. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His publications include books, popular articles, and over 160 peer-reviewed research articles.

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