Scientific Writing and Publishing

RECOMMENDED TOPICS

  • Types of writing in science professions (i.e., scientific, technical and business writing)
  • Advice on reviewing manuscripts the etiquette of reviewing
  • Discussions of how to decide what to publish and where to publish
  • Guidelines on the ethics of plagiarism, authorship, reviewer confidentiality, etc.
  • The publishing process from submission to publication

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Prepare and submit manuscripts of articles for publication
  • Use literature databases and citation software

RESOURCES

The topic, Why Write, presented by ASM President Roberto Kolter, opened up the 2010 Institute at ASM in Washington, DC, March 18 - 21.
http://www.microbeworld.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=633:why-write-communicating-your-results-to-further-scientific-knowledge-mwv36&catid=36:microbeworld-video&Itemid=146

Guidelines regarding authorship provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
http://www.icmje.org/sponsor.htm

“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication,” describing ethical considerations in research and publishing and editorial issues regarding publication
http://www.icmje.org/

E. Schofield. Common problems with illustrations of graphical data. Science Editor 25:39-41. 2002.
http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/members/securedDocuments/v25n2p039-041.pdf

R. Reis. Getting published as a graduate student in the sciences. Chronicle of Higher Education, 2000.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2000/11/2000112402c.htm

P. E. Bourne and A. Korngreen. Ten simple rules for reviewers. PLoS Comput. Biol. 2: e110. 2006.
http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.0020110

P. E. Bourne. Ten simple rules for getting published,” PLoS Comput. Biol. 1:e57. 2005.
http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.0010057

Policy guidelines of the publications board of the ASM ?in the handling of manuscripts dealing with microbiological sensitive issues
http://www.journals.asm.org/misc/Pathogens_and_Toxins.shtml