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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Michael Hochberg

July 2019

ISBN: 9780198804796

268 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £30.49

This contemporary guide is packed full of expert tips and suggestions which will make the reader think in a fresh, creative, and novel way about writing and publishing science.

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This contemporary guide is packed full of expert tips and suggestions which will make the reader think in a fresh, creative, and novel way about writing and publishing science.

  • Uniquely imparts a highly successful Editor-in-Chief's insights, based on extensive experience and supported by arguments, observation, and data
  • Equips the reader with the tools required to successfully navigate the complex landscape of scientific publishing
  • Includes a series of short, punchy chapters, organized in a highly accessible, intuitive, and reader-friendly way
  • Includes exercises, viewpoints, and recommendations

About the Author(s)

Michael Hochberg, Distinguished Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Michael Hochberg is Distinguished Research Director with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montpellier, France, and External Professor with the Santa Fe Institute. He has over 30 years of experience working in both fundamental and applied biology, studying the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases and cancers. He has published over 100 articles in leading journals, and co-edited numerous special issues and books. Michael co-founded Ecology Letters in 1998 and served as its Chief Editor until 2009.

Table of Contents

    Part I
    Before you begin
    1:Planting your flag
    2:Quality and productivity
    3:Citing, reading and searching
    4:Avoiding plagiarism
    Part II
    Writing a great paper
    5:The writing mind-set
    6:The start
    7:Use Models!
    8:IMRaD
    9:The vitrine
    10:The puzzle
    11:Emphasis and finesse
    Part III
    Choosing where to publish
    12:How journals operate
    13:Who really decides?
    14:What to expect from journal service
    15:Choices in publishing
    16:Choosing a journal
    Part IV
    Submission and decision
    17:Authorship
    18:The cover letter
    19:The publication decision
    20:Data archiving and sharing
    Part V
    Challenges
    21:Peer review
    22:The cost of publishing
    23:Use of citation metrics
    24:Disposable science
    Part VI
    Opportunities
    25:Developing your career
    26:Collaborating
    27:Writing reviews, opinions and commentaries
    28:Reviewing manuscripts
    29:Social media
    30:Old dogs, new tricks

Reviews

"The book is designed as a textbook for advanced undergraduates and up, in the physical and life sciences, but will be equally useful to the individual or independent researcher... University libraries should acquire, as many users will want to consult it." - R. C. Hedreen, Choice Reviews

"Even with my experience as a scientist, writer, reviewer, and editor, An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science is an excellent resource that covers everything about publishing. Readers will appreciate the condensed nature of the book, with chapters being direct and succinct, so that they can be read in a short sitting." - Stephen L. Webb, Noble Research Institute, LLC, Ardmore, Oklahoma, The Journal of Wildlife Management

"It is a sad fact that the majority of young scientists are woefully poor at both writing and verbally presenting their work and their careers can suffer as a consequence. This book is recommended reading for all those involved in presenting their results both verbal and written." - Edward R. Adlard, Chromatographia