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Writing scientific research articles : strategy and steps

Author: Margaret Cargill; Patrick O'Connor
Publisher: Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This guide explains what editors and referees want to publish, and why, and what makes a compelling research article in a particular discipline area. It also gives advice on clear and effective writing. Chapters are in sections on research articles' structure and criteria for evaluation, when and how to write each article section, getting the manuscript published, and techniques for further development.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Cargill; Patrick O'Connor
ISBN: 9781405186193 1405186194 9781405193351 1405193352
OCLC Number: 259754349
Description: x, 173 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Section 1. A framework for success. How the book is organized, and why --
Research article structures --
Referees' criteria for evaluating manuscripts --
Section 2. When and how to write each article section. Results as a "story": the key driver of an article --
Results: turning data into knowledge --
Writing about results --
The methods section --
The introduction --
The discussion section --
The title --
The abstract --
Section 3. Getting your manuscript published. Considerations when selecting a target journal --
Submitting a manuscript --
How to respond to editors and referees --
A process for preparing a manuscript --
Section 4. Developing your publication skills further. Skill-development strategies for groups and individuals --
Developing discipline-specific English skills --
Section 5. Provided example articles. Provided example article 1: Kaiser et al. (2003) --
Provided example article 2: Britton-Simmons and Abbott (2008).
Responsibility: Margaret Cargill and Patrick O'Connor.
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