The manual of scientific style [electronic resource] : a guide for authors, editors, and researchers
- 1st ed.
- Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press/Elsevier, c2009.
- Physical description
- xii, 968 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I. General Style
- Manuscript Preparation
- General Style
- Units of Measurement
- Citation of References
- Presentation of Data and Figures
- Part II. References, Citations and Quotations
- Standards for Clear and Proper Attribution
- Standard Citation Formats
- Text Sources
- Audiovisual Media
- Electronic Sources
- Part III. Style Issues for Specific Disciplines
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Life Science
- Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science and Information Science
- Scientific Organizations and Publications: Standard Abbreviations
- Classification Schemes in Science and Technology
- Standard Abbreviation Dictionary
- Difficult and Troublesome Terms and Words
- Comparative Standards for Shared Terms and Conventions
- Publisher's Summary
- Much like "The Chicago Manual of Style", "The Manual of Scientific Style" addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines are treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas. Organization and directives are designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention. It has a focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage. Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse are addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears. It includes instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular.
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- Publication date
- edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Suzanne Vogel.
- Errata slip inserted.
- Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 24, 2009). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.