The Manual of Scientific Style - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123739803, 9780080557960

The Manual of Scientific Style

1st Edition

A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers

Editors: Harold Rabinowitz Suzanne Vogel
eBook ISBN: 9780080557960
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739803
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th March 2009
Page Count: 984
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Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher.

Key Features

  • Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas
  • Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention
  • A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage
  • Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears
  • Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular


Anyone working with scientific vocabulary including contributors to scientific journal articles; authors/editors to scientific monographs, serials, and reference works; editors, writers, and designers preparing publications at all levels of readership

Table of Contents

Part I. General Style Manuscript Preparation General Style Units of Measurement Citation of References Presentation of Data and Figures

Part II. References, Citations and Quotations Standards for Clear and Proper Attribution Standard Citation Formats Text Sources Audiovisual Media Electronic Sources

Part III. Style Issues for Specific Disciplines Mathematics Physics Chemistry Earth and Environmental Science Life Science Medicine Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Computer Science and Information Science

Appendices: Scientific Organizations and Publications: Standard Abbreviations Classification Schemes in Science and Technology Standard Abbreviation Dictionary Difficult and Troublesome Terms and Words Comparative Standards for Shared Terms and Conventions

Bibliography Index


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About the Editor

Harold Rabinowitz

Affiliations and Expertise

The Reference Works, Inc. New York, NY

Suzanne Vogel