Survival Guide for Scientists

Writing-Presentation-E-mail

Ad Lagendijk

Ad Lagendijk

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

215 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2008
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9789053565124 Published September 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
During the course of Dutch physicist and Spinoza Prize–winner Ad Lagendijk’s long and influential career, he has published more than 300 articles, supervised over thirty doctoral dissertations, and given countless presentations and conference addresses. Over the years, his incisive consultations, tips, and rules for scientific study have proven themselves so beneficial to the emerging young scientists under his watch that he has been inundated with requests for a written version. Aimed primarily at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in the natural sciences, Survival Guide for Scientists presents Lagendijk’s practical how-to advice on essential topics such as the foundations for writing scientific texts, presenting data and research information, and writing and reading collegial e-mails. Each section is organized by a collection of short rules, outlined and numbered in a logical order as self-explanatory pieces of information—allowing the reader the freedom to study any number of them in any desired order. These concrete guidelines are all supplemented by an extensive index that forms a reference text of its own, with easy navigation—securing a place for the Survival Guide for Scientists on the shelves of scientific scholars and students alike.
Contents

Preface

 

Writing Guide for Scientists

 

1                    Introduction

2                    Manuscript handling

3                    Text formatter

4                    Text structure

5                    Text content

6                    Text spelling

7                    Math

8                    Figures

9                    Tables

10                Submission

11                Referee reports

12                Administration

13                Reaching out

14                Alternative publishing

15                Protecting your papers

16                About

 

Presentation Guide for Scientists

 

1                    General

2                    Process of presentation

3                    Spoken text

4                    Slides

5                    Technical aspects

6                    Ten commandments

7                    Checklist

8                    About

 

Email Guide for Scientists

 

1                    Introduction

2                    General principles

3                    Receiving emails

4                    Sending emails

5                    Managing account(s)

6                    Archiving emails

7                    Security

8                    Internet Protocols

9                    About

 

Index

 

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