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Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively

Handbook / Manual
Covers how to accurately and clearly exhibit results, ideas, and conclusions
Identifies phrases common in scientific literature that should never be used
Discusses the theory of presentation, including “before and after” examples highlighting best practices
Provides concrete, step-by-step examples on how to make camera ready graphs and tables

By: Gregory Patience (Author), Daria Boffito (Author), Paul Patience (Author)

Academic Press

Paperback | Aug 2015 | #228621 | ISBN-13: 9780128015001
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About this book

Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively is a guidebook on science writing and communication that professors, students, and professionals in the STEM fields can use in a practical way. This book advocates a clear and concise writing and presenting style, enabling users to concentrate on content. The text is useful to both native and non-native English speakers, identifying best practices for preparing graphs and tables, and offering practical guidance for writing equations. It includes content on significant figures and error bars, and provides the reader with extensive practice material consisting of both exercises and solutions.


Contents

Preface

Questions
Acknowledgments
Answers

Chapter 1: Publishing Industry

Abstract
1.1 Bibliometrics
1.2 Citation Indices
1.3 Scientific Categories—Disciplines
1.4 Citations
1.5 Journal Prestige
1.6 Article Citations
1.7 Personal Citation Reports
1.8 Exercises

Chapter 2: Writing Style

Abstract
Logos, Ethos, Pathos
2.1 Concise Versus Redundant
2.2 Precise Versus Vague
2.3 Active Versus Passive
2.4 Vigorous Versus Feeble
2.5 Straightforward Versus Convoluted
2.6 Exercises

Chapter 3: Reporting Data

Abstract
3.1 The International System of Units
3.2 Refresher on Statistics
3.3 Chauvenet’s Criterion
3.4 Definitions
3.5 Error Propagation
3.6 Report Data Realistically
3.7 Error Bars
3.8 Exercises

Chapter 4: Graphs

Abstract
4.1 Graph Types
4.2 Dimensions
4.3 Text
4.4 Axes
4.5 Lines
4.6 Representing Data
4.7 Titles and Captions
4.8 Exercises

Chapter 5: Tables

Abstract
Presentations and Posters
5.1 Terminology
5.2 Descriptive
5.3 Property
5.4 Data
5.5 Exercises

Chapter 6: Paper Essentials

Abstract
6.1 Title
6.2 Abstract
6.3 Graphical Abstract
6.4 Research Highlights
6.5 Introduction
6.6 Methods
6.7 Results and Discussion
6.8 Conclusions
6.9 Acknowledgments
6.10 Exercises

Chapter 7: Presentations They Will Remember

Abstract
7.1 Content
7.2 Style—Format
7.3 Colors
7.4 Delivery
7.5 Exercises

Chapter 8: Posters That Captivate

Abstract
8.1 Content
8.2 Style—Format
8.3 Presentation
8.4 Judging Criteria
8.5 Exercises

Chapter 9: Plagiarism

Abstract
9.1 Forms of Plagiarism
9.2 Copyright Infringement Versus Plagiarism
9.3 Self-Plagiarism
9.4 References
9.5 Patents
9.6 Authors’ Responsibilities
9.7 Avoiding Plagiarism
9.8 Exercises

Appendix A: Solutions

A.1 Chapter 1: Publishing Industry
A.2 Chapter 2: Writing Style
A.3 Chapter 3: Reporting Data
A.4 Chapter 4: Graphs
A.5 Chapter 5: Table Essentials
A.6 Chapter 6: Paper Essentials
A.7 Chapter 7: Presentations They Will Remember
A.8 Chapter 8: Posters That Captivate
A.9 Chapter 9: Plagiarism

Appendix B: Appendix

Web of Science Categories
Web of Science Articles Published by Country

Bibliography
Index


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Biography

Gregory Patience joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of cole Polytechnique de Montréal in 2004 after a fourteen year career in industry. Before joining academia, he held various research positions related to catalyst manufacture, process design, technical marketing and management with Du Pont de Nemours & Co. in the USA, Spain and Switzerland. Language fascinated him so after his M.Sc. at the University of Calgary he moved to Montreal and became proficient French while completing his Ph.D. at Polytechnique. Since then he mastered Spanish and then studied Italian while he lived in Geneva. He has consulted for major corporations – Total, Haldor-Tops e, Arkema – and several start-ups that have resulted in a dozen patents. Together with 100 journal articles and book chapters, Professor Patience has presented his work at 100 conferences and developed courses on fluidization, reactor design, process design, and textiles manufacturing

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