"This highly engaging and informative work will be an excellent addition to libraries that support graduate programs in the STEM fields. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers and faculty."
"This charmingly written and superbly organized volume leads the reader through the many steps of writing for the scientific community. . . . Any library with readers who are seeking guidance in writing for publication in the sciences, and particularly academic libraries, will certainly benefit from adding this to their collections, even if it simply means updating an earlier edition."
"What about technical communicators? Two matters make the book valuable. First, if colleagues ask for help in writing their scientific papers, technical communicators can point to this book as giving good advice. . . . The second is to enhance the technical communicator's knowledge of what is scientific writing. In sum, How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper has merit for technical communicators and should at least be found in a company or reference library."
"The value of the book lies in its coverage of scientific papers in a broader sense. In addition to discussing journal manuscripts, Gastel and Day provide instruction on writing other types of scientific publications, such as reviews, opinion pieces, and book chapters or books, as well as conference presentations (oral and poster presentations) and conference reports. . . . How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper is used in teaching programs in many colleges and universities. I use it as the required text for my online course in medical writing at a major university. Students like its straightforward, practical approach, and their assignments demonstrate that the advice can be applied readily. As further testimony of the value of the book, James Jett, MD, former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, recently recommended the book to fellows and young investigators at this year's World Conference on Lung Cancer."
"Overall, How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper is a very good guide for novice writers. Advanced writers may find the cursory chapters on topics other than scientific papers helpful. I would recommend this book to students, beginners, regulatory writers transitioning into medical communications, and anyone else new to writing academic science."
Praise for the Previous Edition: "Day and Gastel offer much wisdom in cutting through the red tape to avoid missteps. . . . How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper is a strongly recommended addition to any novice and aspiring person of science's personal library collection."
Praise for the Previous Edition: "The sections are self-sustaining and can be read as a topic of interest may arise. I recommend this book for the library of medical writers."
Praise for the Previous Edition: "The comprehensive yet brief guide covers many facets of authorship and scientific stewardship. It is an excellent place to start after your research idea is formed and you are ready to start writing. It will become your 'go-to' book for general questions about scientific publication and presentation."
Praise for the Previous Edition: "Day and Gastel provide a clearly written and playfully humorous overview of scientific writing that is a valuable read for beginning scientists and a useful resource for technical communicators new to the field."