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Writing in the Health Sciences: Further Reference

A Resource for Faculty and Students

Library Books

Effective writing in the health sciences requires due diligence regarding both the research conducted and its formal expression. The tools offered in this guide will hopefully help you to do this, but below are some additional library books and ebooks which can also be instrumental.

Davis, M., Davis, K. J., & Dunagan, M. M. (2012). Scientific papers and presentations. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press. [Ebook]

Goodman, N. W., Edwards, M. B., & Black, A. (2006). Medical writing: a prescription for clarity. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gross, A. G., Harmon, J. E., & Reidy, M. S. (2002). Communicating science: the scientific article from the 17th century to the present. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.

Gustavii, B. (2003). How to write & illustrate a scientific paper. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Katz, M. J. (2009). From research to manuscript: a guide to scientific writing. [Dordrecht]: Springer.

Lang, T. A., & Secic, M. (2006). How to report statistics in medicine: annotated guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians.

Matthews, J. R., & Matthews, R. W. (2008). Successful scientific writing: a step-by-step guide for the biological and medical sciences. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Peat, J. (2002). Scientific writing: easy when you know how. London: BMJ Books. [Ebook]

Rabinowitz, H., & Vogel, S. (2009). The manual of scientific style: a guide for authors, editors, and researchers. Amsterdam, Burlington, MA: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Schwager, Edith. (1991). Medical English usage and abusage. Phoenix: Oryx.


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Borja, A. 11 steps to structuring a science paper editors will take seriously. Elsevier. July 2014.


Dodson TB. Writing a Scientific Paper Is Not Rocket Science!. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Dec;73(12 Suppl):S160-9. PubMed PMID: 26608148.


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Gemayel R. How to write a scientific paper. FEBS J. 2016 Nov;283(21):3882-3885. PubMed PMID: 27870269.


Kallet RH. How to write the methods section of a research paperRespir Care. 2004 Oct;49(10):1229-32. PubMed PMID: 15447808.


Nagda, S. (2013). How to write a scientific abstract. The Journal of the Indian Prosthodontic Society, 13(3), 382–383.


Normando D. Writing a scientific paper: where to start from?. Dental Press J Orthod. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):1. PubMed PMID: 24713554; PubMed Central PMCIDPMC4299424.

Picardi N. Rules to be adopted for publishing a scientific paper. Ann Ital Chir. 2016;87:1-3. PubMed PMID: 28474609.

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