6. Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing

  1. Richard J. Gladon1,
  2. William R. Graves2 and
  3. J. Michael Kelly3

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118041673.ch6

Getting Published in the Life Sciences

Getting Published in the Life Sciences

How to Cite

Gladon, R. J., Graves, W. R. and Kelly, J. M. (2011) Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing, in Getting Published in the Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118041673.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Iowa State University

  2. 2

    Iowa State University

  3. 3

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118017166

Online ISBN: 9781118041673

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Keywords:

  • good scientific writing;
  • scientific journals;
  • vocabulary;
  • council of science editors;
  • complexity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition and Need

  • Principles to Consider

  • Characteristics to Consider

  • Epilog