I have a free e-book for you: Writing Scientific Research Articles by Margaret Cargill and Patrick O’Connor.
I am not the source, just the conduit. This is compliments of AGU and Wiley. They have little credit-card-sized “coupons” for downloading and accessing a copy of this book. There is a special code on the back of each card coupon, so each person needs their own card. I think; I haven’t actually tested this, because I only needed one copy.
They actually offered this e-book a couple of years ago. I read it, liked it, and took a bunch of notes. I should pass some of the key points on to you here in this blog. Well, I have, but not specifically as a recap of this book. If you would like the full version from the original authors, then please find me here in New Orleans at the Fall AGU Meeting. I have a small stack of these cards in my pocket. I can probably get more if I run out.
As a teaser, the section headings:
Section 1: A framework for success – typical research article structures
Section 2: When and how to write each article section – a method for writing the first draft
Section 3: Getting your manuscript published – submitting and resubmitting
Section 4: Developing your writing and publication skills further – specialized writing topics, strategies, and advice
Section 5: Provided example articles – for reference, called out throughout the book
I liked the book a lot and found myself agreeing with nearly everything they suggest. I highly recommend it. Find me and I’ll give you a coupon card.