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Medical writing

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Cargill: Writing Scientific Research Articles
By Margaret Cargill
2009 (1st ed), 184 pages, $98 list
Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps guides authors in how to write, as well as what to write, to improve their chances of having their articles accepted for publication in international, peer reviewed journals. The book is designed for scientists who use English as a first or an additional language; for research students and those who teach them paper writing skills; and for early-career researchers wanting to hone their skills as authors and mentors. It provides clear processes for selecting target journals and writing each section of a manuscript, starting with the results. The stepwise learning process uses practical exercises to develop writing and data presentation skills through analysis of well-written example papers. Strategies are presented for responding to referee comments, as well as ideas for developing discipline-specific English language skills for manuscript writing.
Goodman: Medical Writing: A Prescription for Clarity
By Neville Goodman, Martin Edwards, Andy Black
2014 (1st ed), 356 pages, $60 list
Effective communication is the ultimate, but often daunting, purpose of any medical research or review. This book provides the practical information necessary to turn first drafts into concise, unambiguous text, without loss of individuality. Written by a consultant anaesthetist and two experienced medical editors, all sympathetic to the problems and needs of medical writers, the book deals with the basic craft of writing, from choosing the best word or phrase to essential grammar. This expanded fourth edition includes many more words better replaced, and deals explicitly with the problems of writers whose first language is not English. Whether you are writing a simple clinical report or a thesis, supervising others, running a course on medical or scientific writing, or just want to develop your skills in written communication, this book is the ideal guide and reference. Clear, simple and precise, and illustrated with apt cartoons, this is an invaluable handbook.
Hall: How to Write a Paper
By George M Hall
2003 (3rd ed), 184 pages, $30 list
A well written, concise text giving clear guidance on how to write all the types of scientific material: the various sections of a scientific paper, case reports, reviews, abstracts letters. It also gives some insight into the world of scientific publishing, outlining the roles of publishers, manuscript assessors, and electronic publishing.
JAMA: AMA Manual of Style
By JAMA & Archives Journals
2007 (10th ed), 1032 pages, 46 illus, $55 list
The new edition examines research ethics and editorial independence and features new material on indexing and searching as well as medical nomenclature.
Lang: How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Physicians and Laboratory Researchers
By Thomas Lang
2009 (1st ed), 389 pages, $60 list
From the acclaimed author of the standard reference on reporting statistics in medicine, this new resource explains how to create effective scientific articles, research proposals, abstracts, posters, and slide presentations. It describes how to write efficiently and how to prepare tables, charts, graphs, illustrations, and images for publication. A wealth of key concepts, practical information, common mistakes, and helpful tips make this book invaluable to novice researchers and seasoned professionals alike. This book is sure to become the leading reference on health-science communications!
Peat: Scientific Writing
By Jennifer Peat
2002 (1st Ed), 292 pages, $45 list
Comprehensive handbook provides a step-by-step process for becoming published in the biomedical field. Topics include scientific writing, getting started, finishing the paper, punctuation, support systems, writing style, and grammar. Presents highlights in two-tone tables and boxes.
Stuart: The Complete Guide to Medical Writing
By Mark Stuart
2007 (1st Ed), 491 pages, $42 list
The Complete Guide to Medical Writing is intended to consider all aspects of medical/scientific writing in one concise introductory text. Each chapter considers an individual, distinct aspect of medical writing although wherever possible the chapters follow a similar structure. The book is intended to provide an overview to the novice writer by explaining how to get published, how to write for a particular audience or in a particular media, what the publishing processes are and what the financial rewards might be.
Taylor: Clinician's Guide to Medical Writing
By Robert Taylor
2004, 266 pages, $30 list
Loaded with practical advice and real-world examples, this text will benefit readers who are new to medical writing and those who have authored a few articles or chapters and want to improve their abilities.
Taylor: Medical Writing
By Robert Taylor
2011, 339 pages, $35 list
The first edition of this book (titled “The Clinician’s Guide to Medical Writing”) has become a standard in its field and remains an indispensible reference for any clinician, academic physician, or health professional who wishes to hone their writing skills. However, since its publication in 2004, significant changes have taken place in the way medical professionals communicate with each other and the world. Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians and Academicians, 2e retains all of the fundamental writing advice of the first edition and has been expanded to include two brand new chapters: How to Write a Research Protocol (including why a research project needs a written protocol, elements of the research protocol and common problems) How to Write a Grant Proposal (including sections on government and private grant funding sources, what you need to know about grant writing, and elements of a successful grant proposal) New information is also included throughout the book on becoming a successful writer, medical tables and figures, conflict of interest and disclosures, how to review a scientific article, statistical analysis, “pay-to-publish” journal publishing, electronic submission of manuscripts, issues in medical publishing and the future of medical writing and publication. New appendices address commonly encountered research and statistical terms and memorable aphorisms regarding writing, medical and otherwise.

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