The Manual of Scientific Style

The Manual of Scientific Style

A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers

1st Edition - March 25, 2009

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  • Editors: Harold Rabinowitz, Suzanne Vogel
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739803
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080557960

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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
    Earth and Environmental Science
    Life Science
    Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
    Computer Science and Information Science

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 984
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: March 25, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739803
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080557960

About the Editors

Harold Rabinowitz

Harold Rabinowitz is the Director, Reference Works, Inc. and a Member of the Advisory Board of Pace University Master’s Program in Publishing

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Reference Works, Inc. and a Member of the Advisory Board of Pace University Master’s Program in Publishing

Suzanne Vogel

Suzanne Vogel is a Physics Teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn NY

Affiliations and Expertise

Physics Teacher, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn NY

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