Writing scientific papers, with special reference to evolutionary ecology

Endler, John A. 2015, Writing scientific papers, with special reference to evolutionary ecology, Evolutionary ecology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 465-478, doi: 10.1007/s10682-015-9773-8.

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Title Writing scientific papers, with special reference to evolutionary ecology
Author(s) Endler, John A.ORCID iD for Endler, John A. orcid.org/0000-0002-7557-7627
Journal name Evolutionary ecology
Volume number 29
Issue number 4
Start page 465
End page 478
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0269-7653
Keyword(s) Paper categories
Publishing speed
Scientific writing
Writing clarity
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Heredity
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Summary © 2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. The advancement of science, as well as scientific careers, depends upon good and clear scientific writing. Science is the most democratic of human endeavours because, in principle, anyone can replicate a scientific discovery. In order for this to continue, writing must be clear enough to be understood well enough to allow replication, either in principle or in fact. In this paper I will present data on the publication process in Evolutionary Ecology, use it to illustrate some of the problems in scientific papers, make some general remarks about writing scientific papers, summarise two new paper categories in the journal which will fill gaps that appear to be expanding in the literature, and summarise new journal policies to help mitigate existing problems. Most of the suggestions about writing would apply to any scientific journal.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10682-015-9773-8
Field of Research 060299 Ecology not elsewhere classified
060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Integrative Ecology
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