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The ACS Style Guide

Effective Communication of Scientific Information

Third Edition

Edited by Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson

Publication Date - July 2006

ISBN: 9780841239999

448 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $85.00

Extensively revised!


In the time since the second edition of The ACS Style Guide was published, the rapid growth of electronic communication has dramatically changed the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publication world. This dynamic mode of dissemination is enabling scientists, engineers, and medical practitioners all over the world to obtain and transmit information quickly and easily. An essential constant in this changing environment is the requirement that information remain accurate, clear, unambiguous, and ethically sound.

This extensive revision of The ACS Style Guide thoroughly examines electronic tools now available to assist STM writers in preparing manuscripts and communicating with publishers. Valuable updates include discussions of markup languages, citation of electronic sources, online submission of manuscripts, and preparation of figures, tables, and structures. In keeping current with the changing environment, this edition also contains references to many resources on the internet.

With this wealth of new information, The ACS Style Guide's Third Edition continues its long tradition of providing invaluable 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. The Third Edition is the definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts.

Table of Contents

    Number Chapter
    1. Ethics in Scientific Publication
    Appendix 1-1 Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research
    2. Scientific Papers
    3. The Editorial Process
    4. Writing Style and Word Usage
    5. Electronic Submission of Manuscripts Using Web-Based Systems
    6. Peer Review
    7. Copyright Basics
    8. Markup Languages and the Datument
    Appendix 8-1 The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier, InChI
    9. Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
    10. Editorial Style
    11. Numbers, Mathematics, and Units of Measure
    12. Names and Numbers for Chemical Compounds
    Appendix 12-1 End-of-Line Hyphenation of Chemical Names
    Appendix 12-2 Representation of Combinatorial Chemistry
    Appendix 12-3 CAS Registry Numbers.
    13. Conventions in Chemistry
    Appendix 13-1 Symbols for Commonly Used Physical Quantities
    Appendix 13-2 The Crystallographic Information File
    14. References
    15. Figures
    16. Tables
    17. Chemical Structures
    18. Bibliography

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