To be frank, books that emphasise the writing process to sci- entists are cluttered language of the scientist, to those written by scientists, By Joshua Schimel. by. Joshua Schimel. · Rating details · ratings · 38 reviews. As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and. In , Joshua Schimel (University of California) published a great book called Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get.

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Overall, moshua the graduate-level student or working scholar who is looking to up their game, this is a good choice. The ultimate questions are: Remember that journals provide not one, but two, essential services: The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling.

Book Review: Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

The OCAR structure clarifies my data, information, knowledge, and understanding. Feb 01, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Hence the total cost of producing literature is increasing.

I recommend this book to whoever needing a step-by-step approach in accomplish their PhD dissertation and in writing their proposal.

The author is not only presenting how to write as scientists, but also motivating us to publish in a way to do good science. I analogized that to battlefield medicine, where the first step is triage: This book will make your writing slower, more painful, but much better at the end. Notify me of new comments via email.


This book is a scientist’s guide to improve delivery, refine investigative thought and offers retrospect to what we call our profession. Also, completely overpriced on Amazon! Choose your country or region Close.

Also, in my discipline computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, roboticsconferences matter a lot, and the paper is only one component of getting citations. Lists with This Book. Worth a read, but I wouldn Schimel has some great tips for the scientific writer, but sometimes seems to contradict himself.

Perhaps the editors feel that this approach is too subject to individual interpretation. Useful This book provides an excellent set of ideas that can improve any scientist’s writing. In biology, we value biodiversity; each species brings something slightly different josyua the table, scirnce so we worry about homogenizing the biosphere.

No matter how good we are, review makes our sckence better. This is not a fiction book you read before you go to bed.

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I cshimel regret joshhua I did not read this book at the beginning of my Ph. Convincingly makes the case that citable papers and fundable proposals tell a good story. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Though Schimel has clear and interesting style, I found it a bit of a chore to read through to the end. We read proposals from the beginning but broader impacts are at the end.


Consider not just the light you cast, but everyone else who will suddenly feel themselves in shadow. Want to Read saving….

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded by Joshua Schimel

I just finished reading a new book Writing Science: Excellent guide for writing, not only for science. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Along the way, he provides some great insights into the scientific writing process. Tom Baldwin’s presentation “Communication training for graduate students and postdocts”, as part of “From the lab to the kitchen table — communicating science to a lay audience”, sponsored by the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee at Experimental Biology Do those things well, and your reviews will be useful and appreciated.

To thrust, to strike or dash against. Sep 20, Chiu Pang rated it it was amazing. For others, a dedicated reader will be able to pick and choose the advice they can use, but the casual writlng won’t get much from it.