An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
  • Uniquely imparts a highly successful Editor-in-Chief's insights, based on extensive experience and supported by arguments, observation, and data
  • Equips the reader with the tools required to successfully navigate the complex landscape of scientific publishing
  • Includes a series of short, punchy chapters, organized in a highly accessible, intuitive, and reader-friendly way
  • Includes exercises, viewpoints, and recommendations

A good research paper is more than just a clear, concise, scientific expose. It is a document that needs to go beyond the science to attract attention. There are both strict and less definable norms for doing this, but many authors are unaware as to what they are or their use. 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 mind-set now required that students need to adopt if they are to succeed. The purpose of this book is to provide 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. Most importantly, the book will make the reader think in a fresh, creative, and novel way about writing and publishing science.
This is an introductory guide suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers in both the life and physical sciences.


Part I
Before you begin
1: Planting your flag
2: Quality and productivity
3: Citing, reading and searching
4: Avoiding plagiarism

Part II
Writing a great paper
5: The writing mind-set
6: The start
7: Use Models!
8: IMRaD
9: The vitrine
10: The puzzle
11: Emphasis and finesse

Part III
Choosing where to publish
12: How journals operate
13: Who really decides?
14: What to expect from journal service
15: Choices in publishing
16: Choosing a journal

Part IV
Submission and decision
17: Authorship
18: The cover letter
19: The publication decision
20: Data archiving and sharing

Part V
21: Peer review
22: The cost of publishing
23: Use of citation metrics
24: Disposable science

Part VI
25: Developing your career
26: Collaborating
27: Writing reviews, opinions and commentaries
28: Reviewing manuscripts
29: Social media
30: Old dogs, new tricks


Michael Hochberg is Distinguished Research Director with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montpellier, France, and External Professor with the Santa Fe Institute. He 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. Michael co-founded Ecology Letters in 1998 and served as its Chief Editor until 2009.


ISBN : 9780198804796

Michael Hochberg
256 ページ
168 x 240 mm





An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science