Incluye referencias bibliográficas (páginas 287-292) e índice. CONTENIDO: Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract -- How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section -- How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographs -- Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper ; How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) ; How to write a book chapter or a book ; How to write for the public -- Conference communications. How to present a paper orally ; How to prepare a poster ; How to write a conference report -- Scientific style. Use and misuse of English ; Avoiding jargon ; How and when to use abbreviations ; Writing clearly across cultures and media ; How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis ; How to prepare a curriculum vitae ; How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports ; How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one ; How to work with the media ; How to provide peer review ; How to seek a scientific-communication career -- Appendix 1. Selected journal title word abbreviations -- Appendix 2. Words and expressions to avoid -- Appendix 3. Prefixes and abbreviations for SI (Système International) Units -- Appendix 4. Some helpful websites -- Glossary of technical terms.