The Scientist's Guide to Writing by Stephen B. HeardA concise and accessible primer on the scientific writer's craft The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact.
Call Number: eBook (JSTOR)
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
How to Write a Good Scientific Paper by Chris A. MackThis book is all about teaching the style and conventions of writing for a peer-reviewed scientific journal. From structure to style, titles to tables, abstracts to author lists, this book gives practical advice about the process of writing a paper and getting it published.
"How to Read a Scientific Article," by M. Purugganan and J. Hewitt. Housten (TX): Rice University. Cain Project for Engineering and Professional Communication. This article has a useful template for taking notes.
Proper citing is important
Citing the sources used in your work is important for two reasons:
A citation lets your readers know the original source of the material and avoids misrepresenting it as your own.
A citation allows your readers to find the original source if they want to consult it for additional information.
The ACS Style Guide by LR Garson & AM. Coghill (Editors)Third Edition - provides insight on ethics in scientific communication, the editorial process, copyright, conventions in chemistry, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and writing style for any STM author, reviewer, or editor. Definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts.