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Getting Published in the Life Sciences

Handbook / Manual

By: Richard J Gladon, William R Graves and J Michael Kelly

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Oct 2011 | #191243 | ISBN-13: 9781118017166
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About this book

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.



Section I. Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 1 The Importance of and Need for Publishing
Chapter 2 Steps in Manuscript Preparation and Getting Started
Chapter 3 Ethical Issues in Publishing
Chapter 4 Choosing Your Coauthors
Chapter 5 Choosing Your Journal
Chapter 6 Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing

Section II. Development of the Manuscript
Chapter 7 Developing the Take-home Messages and a Provisional Title
Chapter 8 Organizing and Outlining Your Manuscript
Chapter 9 Results I: Overview
Chapter 10 Results II: Presentation
Chapter 11 Results III: Options for Presenting Results
Chapter 12 Results IV: Guidelines for Preparing Written Text of Results
Chapter 13 Revising and Editing
Chapter 14 References
Chapter 15 Materials and Methods
Chapter 16 Introduction: Rationale, Review of Literature, and Statements of Objectives
Chapter 17 Discussion
Chapter 18 Abstract
Chapter 19 Title, By-line, Keywords, and Authorship Footnote Items
Chapter 20 Polishing Your Manuscript with Good Word Usage: Choice of Words, Misspelled Words, and Misused Words

Section III. Review, Submission, and Postsubmission Issues
Chapter 21 In-house Manuscript Review Process
Chapter 22 Cover Letter and Submission Form Preparation
Chapter 23 Final Checklist and Initial Manuscript Submission
Chapter 24 The Peer-Review Process of Your Initial Submission
Chapter 25 Response-letter Preparation and Manuscript Resubmission
Chapter 26 Proofs, Proofreading, and the Final Steps in the Publication Process


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