Designed to teach researchers the skills needed to get their research published in international, peer-reviewed journals - essential for the careers of all scientists. Illustrated with case studies and "ideal" example papers. Based on tried and tested courses and material that has been used in a variety of international locations.
Taal / Language : English
Preface to the second edition Preface to the first edition Section 1: A framework for success 1. How the book is organized, and why 1.1 Getting started with writing for international publication 1.2 Publishing in the international literature 1.3 What do you need to know to select your target journal? 1.4 Aims of this book 1.5 How the book is structured 2. Research article structures 2.1 Conventional article structures: AIMRaD (Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, and Discussion) and its variations 3. Reviewers’ criteria for evaluating manuscripts 3.1 Titles as content signposts Section 2: When and how to write each article section 4. Results as a “story”: the key driver of an article 5. Results: turning data into knowledge 5.1 Figure, table, or text? 5.2 Designing figures 5.3 Designing tables 5.4 Figure legends and table titles 6. Writing about results 6.1 Structure of Results sections 6.2 Functions of Results sentences 6.3 Verb tense in Results sections 7. The Methods section 7.1 Purpose of the Methods section 7.2 Organizing Methods sections 7.3 Use of passive and active verbs 8. The Introduction 8.1 Argument stages towards a compelling Introduction 8.2 Stage 1: Locating your project within an existing field of scientific research 8.3 Using references in Stages 2 and 3 8.4 Avoiding plagiarism when using others’ work 8.5 Indicating the gap or research niche 8.6 Stage 4: The statement of purpose or main activity 8.7 Stages 5 and 6: Highlighting benefit and mapping the article 8.8 Suggested process for drafting an Introduction 8.9 Editing for logical flow 9. The Discussion section 9.1 Important structural issues 9.2 Information elements to highlight the key messages 9.3 Negotiating the strength of claims 10. The title 10.1 Strategy 1: Provide as much relevant information as possible, but be concise 10.2 Strategy 2: Use keywords prominently 10.3 Strategy 3: Choose strategically: noun phrase, statement, or question? 10.4 Strategy 4: Avoid ambiguity in noun phrases 11. The Abstract 11.1 Why Abstracts are so important 11.2 Selecting additional keywords 11.3 Abstracts: typical information elements 12. Writing review articles 12.1 What editors want to publish 12.2 The “take-home-message” of a review 12.3 The structure of review articles 12.4 Visual elements in review articles: tables, figures, and boxes 12.5 Checklist for review article manuscripts 12.6 Submission and revision of review articles Section 3: Getting your manuscript published 13. Submitting a manuscript 13.1 Five practices of successful authors 13.2 Understanding the peer-review process 13.3 Understanding the editor’s role 13.4 The contributor’s covering letter 13.5 Understanding the reviewer’s role 13.6 Understanding the editor’s role (continued) 14. How to respond to editors and reviewers 14.1 Rules of thumb 14.2 How to deal with manuscript rejection 14.3 How to deal with “conditional acceptance ”or “revise and resubmit” 15. A process for preparing a manuscript 15.1 Initial preparation steps 15.2 Editing procedures 15.3 A pre-review checklist Section 4: Developing your writing and publication skills further 16. Skill-development strategies for groups and individuals 16.1 Journal clubs 16.2 Writing groups 16.3 Selecting feedback strategies for different purposes 16.4 Becoming a reviewer 16.5 Training for responding to reviewers 17. Developing discipline-specific English skills 17.1 Introduction 17.2 Error types and editor expectations of language use 17.3 Strategic (and acceptable!) language re-use: sentence templates 17.4 More about noun phrases 17.5 Concordancing: a tool for developing your discipline-specific English 17.6 Using the English articles (a/an, the) appropriately in science writing 17.7 Using “which” and “that” 18. Writing funding proposals 18.1 Introduction 18.2 A process for preparing and submitting a funding proposal 18.3 Easy mistakes to make Section 5: Provided example articles 19. PEA1: Kaiser et al. (2003) 20. PEA2: Britton-Simmons and Abbott (2008) 21. PEA3: Ganci et al. (2012) Answer pages Appendix: Measures of journal impact and quality A.1 Journal impact A.2 Using indices of journal quality References Index
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