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An Editor’s Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Publishing is rapidly changing, and needs to be explained with a fresh perspective. Simply writing good, clear, concise, science is no longer enough – there is a different mindset now required that students need to adopt if they are to succeed. Now available in both hardback for library collections and an affordable paperback edition, An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science provides the foundations of this new approach for both young scientists at the start of their careers, as well as for more experienced scientists to teach the younger generation.

The author, Michael Hochberg (Distinguished Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), 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. In 1998, he co-founded Ecology Letters and served as its Chief Editor until 2009.

This is an introductory guide aimed at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young faculty, but has lots of indispensable material for more senior researchers too. For a taste of the highly successful Editor-in-Chief's insights, visit OUP Blog for a short how-to on reviewing for scientific journals..

(September 9, 2019)

An Anatomy of the Book

What would an anatomy of the book look like? There is the main text, of course, the file that the author proudly submits to their publisher. But around this, hemming it in on the page or enclosing it at the front and back of the book, there are dozens of other texts—page numbers and running heads, copyright statements and errata lists—each possessed of particular conventions, each with their own lively histories.

Book Parts is a bold and imaginative intervention in the fast- growing field of book history: it pulls the book apart. Over twenty-two chapters, Book Parts tells the story of the components of the book: from title pages to endleaves; from dust jackets to indexes—and just about everything in between. Book Parts covers a broad historical range that runs from the pre-print era to the digital, bringing together the expertise of some of the most exciting scholars working on book history today in order to shine a new light on these elements hiding in plain sight in the books we all read.

For an interesting short essay on the evolution of the book to the digital page by Dr. Dennis Duncan of UCL, one of the editors of Book Parts, visit the OUP Blog.

(July 31, 2019)

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