What if writing scientific papers was faster, easier, and a bit less painful?
This book provides a step-by-step, top-down approach that makes it easier to turn your hard-won results into research papers that your fellow scientists want to read and cite.
“I just wrote a (rough) first draft of a paper during a 3-hour flight, and if it wasn't for these teachings, this would have taken me days (if not weeks)!" -Talayeh Aledavood, James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Helsinki
The book's systematic approach builds on what I've learned through coauthoring close to 100 research papers with students. You'll learn how to outline your paper from top to down, how to develop your story, and how to think about what to write before you write it. You'll also learn how to deal with many issues that writers of science commonly face, from the fear of the blank page to dealing with critical reviews.
Here's what you get:
-A complete step-by-step plan for writing a scientific paper, from choosing which results to include to wrapping up the paper in the Discussion section
-Concrete, actionable, and practical advice, from a paragraph-level template for the Introduction to guidance on preparing plots and figures
-Lots of writing tips, from placing signposts in your text to shortening and straightening your sentences
This book has been written for the PhD student who is aiming to write a journal article on her research results, but it should also be useful to any scientist who has ever found writing difficult. Whatever the stage of your career, if you'd like to learn how to write research papers systematically and efficiently, this is the book for you!