Getting published in the life sciences
- Gladon, Richard J.
- Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2011.
- Physical description
- ix, 356 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface vii Acknowledgments ix PART I Preliminary Considerations 1 Chapter 1 The Importance of and Need for Publishing 3 Chapter 2 Steps in Manuscript Preparation and Getting Started 11 Chapter 3 Ethical Issues in Publishing 25 Chapter 4 Choosing Your Coauthors 39 Chapter 5 Choosing Your Journal 51 Chapter 6 Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing 63 PART II Development of the Manuscript 73 Chapter 7 Developing the Take-home Messages and a Provisional Title 75 Chapter 8 Organizing and Outlining Your Manuscript 89 Chapter 9 Results I: Overview 113 Chapter 10 Results II: Presentation 121 Chapter 11 Results III: Options for Presenting Results 133 Chapter 12 Results IV: Guidelines for Preparing Written Text of Results 151 Chapter 13 Revising and Editing 155 Chapter 14 References 175 Chapter 15 Materials and Methods 197 Chapter 16 Introduction: Rationale, Review of Literature, and Statements of Objectives209 Chapter 17 Discussion 223 Chapter 18 Abstract 229 Chapter 19 Title, By-line, Keywords, and Authorship Footnote Items 243 Chapter 20 Polishing Your Manuscript with Good Word Usage 259 PART III Review, Submission, and Postsubmission Issues 277 Chapter 21 In-house Manuscript Review Process 279 Chapter 22 Cover Letter and Submission Form Preparation 293 Chapter 23 Final Checklist and Initial Manuscript Submission 303 Chapter 24 The Peer-Review Process of Your Initial Submission 309 Chapter 25 Response-letter Preparation and Manuscript Resubmission 315 Chapter 26 Proofs, Proofreading, and the Final Steps in the Publication Process 325 Index 347.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The goal of this book is to make it easier for scientists, especially those new to scientific writing, to write about their results and to get their manuscripts accepted in peer-reviewed journals. The book covers each step throughout the submission process, from organizing and outlining the manuscript, presenting statistical data and results, to what happens during the in-house manuscript review process and what to do if an article is initially rejected. In addition to providing practical exercises on these topics, the book focuses on helping writers distil their research into concise take-home messages for readers, in order to convey information as clearly as possible to the target audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Richard J. Gladon, William R. Graves and J. Michael Kelly.