Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers

Part 2

by Christiaan Sterken (technical editor)
august 2011
Paper book
1 x 1 format 170 pages In stock
61,00 €
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Presentation

What makes one author a good communicator and another a poor one? How to communicate scientific results through adequate and efficient scientific writing? How does the editorial process of a journal function, and why do scientific papers need to be refereed? All these questions, and many more, were the drivers for organizing in 2008 and in 2009 the three-day “Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers” courses for beginning PhD Students.

This book copes with the preparation of manuscripts, with communicating with editors and referees, and with avoiding common errors in scientific writing.

An entire chapter is devoted to communication with graphics, i.e., to various facets of visual communication by way of images, graphs, diagrams and tabular material. Special attention is given to the verity of graphical content, and to misrepresentations and errors in graphics and associated basic statistics. The central theme throughout this book is truthful communication of scientific results, involving the ethical principles of proper conduct in research and in scientific writing. Although the SWYA project was conceived for young astronomers, this Volume is far more than just a book for young astronomy students: it addresses many general issues related to technical, scientific, and social aspects of scientific writing, and is meant for a much wider audience. This includes graduate and seasoned students, as well as postdoctoral fellows and thesis supervisors in almost any discipline of the exact sciences. As the underlying theme is that verity and truth are the core business of science, it makes this book also of interest to scientometrists and science administrators.

More information on the school : Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers (http://www.swya.org/)

Characteristics

Language(s): English

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: EAS Publication Series

Published: 1 august 2011

EAN13 Paper book: 9782759806393

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Paper book: 1 x 1

Pages count Paper book: 170

Weight (in grammes): 1 (Paper book)