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Art of Scientific Writing

  •  ISBN-10 3-527-26469-8

  •  ISBN-13 978-3-527-26469-8

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publication info   H.F. Ebel, et al., Wiley-VCH, 2000, 494 pp., hard cover
mfr. no.   Wiley

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This book serves as a text or reference for scientific writing with topics ranging from the first notes a student takes in the laboratory to the problems entailed in preparing and editing a book manuscript.

Table of Contents

Part I Scientific Writing: Aims and Forms
1 Reports
1.1 Writing and Science
1.2 The Purpose and Nature of a Report
1.3 The Laboratory Notebook
1.4 Transforming Notebook Entries into a Report
1.5 Types of Reports
2 Theses
2.1 The Nature of a Thesis
2.2 The Components of a Thesis
2.3 Preparing the Thesis
3 Papers (Journal Articles)
3.1 The Nature of Scientific Journals
3.3 The Parts of a Paper
3.4 Preparing and Assembling the Manuscript
3.5 From Manuscript to Print
4 Books
4.1 Preliminary Thoughts
4.2 The Planning Stage
4.3 Preparing the Manuscript
4.4 The Typesetting Stage
4.5 Completing the Book
Part II Scientific Writing: Materials, Tools, and Methods
5 From Manuscript to Document
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Typewriter or Word Processor?
5.3 Format
5.4 Proofreading and Correction
5.5 Duplication and Assembly
6 Chemical Nomenclature
6.1 Historical Perspective
6.2 IUPAC Rules for Inorganic Nomenclature
6.3 IUPAC Rules for Organic Nomenclature
6.4 CAS Registry Numbers
7 Quantities, Units, and Numbers
7.1 Quantities
7.2 Quantitative Expressions
7.3 Units
7.4 Quantities and Composition in Chemistry
7.5 Numbers
7.6 Troublesome Mathematical Symbols
8 Equations and Formulas
8.1 Mathematical Equations
8.2 Chemical Formulas and Equations General Considerations • Stereochemical Formulas
9 Figures
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Line Drawings
9.3 Halftones and Color Illustrations
10 Tables
10.1 The Nature and Proper Function of a Table
10.2 The Preparation of a Table
10.3 Lists
11 Collecting and Citing the Literature
11.3 Citation Techniques
11.4 Reference Format
Appendixes
A Oral Presentations: Organization and Visual Materials
A.1 Spoken and Written Presentation of Scientific Results
A.2 Preparing a Lecture
A.3 Slides and Transparencies
A.4 The Lecture Itself
A.5 Poster Sessions
B Aspects of Scientific English
B.1 The Grace of English
B.2 A Few Useful Aids
B.3 Notes from a Short Course in Good Writing
C Authors and Their Rights
C.1 The Essence of the Copyright
C.2 Copyright Law
C.3 Copyright Ownership and Transfer
C.4 Duration of Copyright
C.5 Integrity of the Work
C.6 Limits of Copyright Protection
C.7 The Publishing Agreement
C.8 Book Agreements: Form and Content
C.9 Contracts with Editors and Translators
C.10 The Work Contract
C.11 The Copyright Notice
D Using the Chemical Literature
D.1 Acquiring an Overview
D.2 Keeping Current
D.3 Finding Answers to Specific Questions
E International Standard Serial Number and International Standard Book Number
E.1 The ISSN
E.2 The ISBN
F Preparing an Index
F.1 General Considerations
F.2 Index Card Files
F.3 Computerized Indexing
G Serial Citation Titles
H Abbreviations
I Proofreader’s Marks and Examples of Error Corrections in Typeset Text
J Standard Reference Formats
K Selected Quantities, Units, and Constants
Literature
References
Additional Reading
Index

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