The Manual of Scientific Style: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers

Hardcover | March 25, 2009

byHarold RabinowitzEditorSuzanne Vogel

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Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular

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Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used...

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Science constantly changes, with new findings, formulations, and concepts, but the writing and language used to communicate scientific information requires a consensus of form and meaning shared by the community involved in the discussion. This tension makes setting the standards of science writing challenging.The Manual of Scientific ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:984 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 25, 2009Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123739802

ISBN - 13:9780123739803

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Table of Contents

Part I. General Style
Manuscript Preparation
General Style
Units of Measurement
Citation of References
Presentation of Data and Figures

Part II. References, Citations and Quotations
Standards for Clear and Proper Attribution
Standard Citation Formats
Text Sources
Audiovisual Media
Electronic Sources

Part III. Style Issues for Specific Disciplines
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Earth and Environmental Science
Life Science
Medicine
Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Computer Science and Information Science

Appendices
Scientific Organizations and Publications: Standard Abbreviations
Classification Schemes in Science and Technology
Standard Abbreviation Dictionary
Difficult and Troublesome Terms and Words
Comparative Standards for Shared Terms and Conventions

Bibliography
Index