1st Edition

A Pocket Guide to Scientific Writing in Aquaculture Research

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ISBN 9780367338879
November 17, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
120 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $22.95

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Book Description

Writing a high-quality scientific aquaculture publication is challenging, and many students and early career aquaculture scientists find the task daunting.

Expanding on his popular workshop on Improving Scientific Writing at the 2017 World Aquaculture conference, Rodrigue Yossa provides new researchers with all the tools they need to write abstracts and a variety of articles (peer-reviewed, technical, magazines, working papers, scientific reports and more). Moreover, he talks the reader step-by-step through the process of reviewing submitted manuscripts and replying to reviewers, and understanding research ethics. Each section is accompanied by examples, and attention is focused on providing advice on how to focus your paper and possible loopholes when writing.

This unique book offers a lifeline to aquaculture students and early career researchers getting to grips with the basics of science communication through writing.

Table of Contents

1.  Introduction  2. Principles of Scientific Writing  3. Ethics in Scientific Writing  4. Writing a Peer-Reviewed Original Article from Abstract to Conclusion  5. Manuscript Submission  6. Reviewing a Manuscript for a Peer-Reviewed Journal  7. Preparing Authors’ Responses to Reviewers’ and editors’ Comments  8. Writing a Research Report 9. Writing a Working Paper  10. Writing a Conference Abstract  11. Writing an Article for Conference Proceedings  12. Writing a Technical Article for a Magazine  13. Overview on Managing a Manuscript Writing Project  14. Practical Considerations to Improve Scientific Writing Skills  15. Conclusion.

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Rodrigue Yossa is an Aquaculture Specialist with eighteen years of aquaculture research, development, and program and project management experiences in North America, Asia and Africa. Dr. Yossa is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Aquaculture. Dr. Yossa is the Co-Founder of AquExperts International Inc. (www.aquexperts.com), which is an international aquaculture and fisheries consulting group based in Canada, and the AquExperts Academy (www…), which is a platform offering practical aquaculture trainings and coaching online and in person. Dr. Yossa is an aquaculture scientist at WorldFish, which is an international research for development organization member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). At WorldFish, Dr. Yossa conducts research in aquaculture, with emphasis on the development and utilization of novel sustainable ingredients and fish diets to support the sustainable growth of the global aquaculture industry. Prior to joining WorldFish, Dr. Yossa was the Scientific Director of Aquaculture Division at the Coastal Zones Research Institute Inc. (now Valores), in New Brunswick, Canada, where he led a team of twelve aquaculture scientists and technicians. Dr. Yossa was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Moncton in Canada, from 2016 to 2019. Dr. Yossa is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. Dr. Yossa holds a Ph.D. in animal sciences from Université Laval (Canada), an M.Sc. in aquaculture from Ghent University (Belgium), University Certificates in Biotechnology from Université Laval and in art and philosophy from Ghent University, and a B.Sc. in water, forestry and wildlife engineering from University of Dschang (Cameroon). Dr. Yossa is fluent in English, French, Bafang language, and Pidgin English spoken in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Dr. Yossa is also an advocate of sustainable organic farming. Dr. Yossa has visited more than fifty countries across the world for aquaculture research and development purposes.