A Practical Guide to Scientific Writing in Chemistry
Scientific Papers, Research Grants and Book Proposals
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Successful completion of postgraduate studies, especially PhD, and career advancement in academia strongly depends on the ability to publish scientific papers or books and research grant proposals. However, many chemical scientists find preparing scientific papers, research grant and book proposals difficult; partly because of insufficient training in writing and partly because there are few practical books to enable them to learn the art. This step-by-step practical guide is intended mainly for postgraduate students and early career researchers in chemical science and the libraries that serve them but will also be useful to other scientists.
- Improves the reader’s chances of getting their manuscript published in chemistry journals.
- Increases the likelihood of winning research grants in chemistry.
- Takes a “lead by the hand” approach.
- Contains chapters on the preparation of graphical abstracts and research highlights.
- Uses sketches and other illustration styles to aid mental visualization of concepts.
- Contains practical examples taken from published papers and successful research grant proposals.
Table of Contents
1. Concept and Overview 2. Getting Ready 3. Research Paper Title 4. Authorship, Acknowledgements, Competing Interests and References 5. Textual and Video Abstracts 6. Keywords 7. Graphical Abstract 8. Highlights 9. Introductory Section of a Research Paper 10. Materials and Methods 11. Results Section of Research Papers 12. Discussion Section 13. Conclusion Section 14. Summary of Research Paper Sections 15. Short Communication Papers 16. Review Papers 17. Perspective Papers 18. Cover Letters 19. The Publishing Process 20. Poster Presentation 21. Oral Presentations 22. Research Grant Proposals 23. Grant Proposal Title and Applicants’ Details 24. Grant Proposal Abstract 25. Research Proposal Introduction 26. Background & Literature Review of a Research Grant Proposal 27. Methodology of a Research Grant Proposal 28. Budgeting 29. Timeline 30. Summary of Research Grant Components 31. Research Grant Proposal Review Process 32. Book Proposals APPENDIX I. General Resources on Writing APPENDIX II. Point-by-point responses to peer-review APPENDIX III. Sample Grant Proposals APPENDIX IV. Sample Book Proposal
Andrew Terhemen Tyowua teaches physical chemistry and scientific writing and ethics at Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. He obtained his BSc degree in chemistry from the same University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude/First Class and Valedictorian (2009). Following a compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps at the University of Benin, Nigeria and a year at the Benue State University as graduate assistant, Andrew proceeded to the University of Hull, United Kingdom, where he obtained his PhD degree in physical chemistry (2015) under the direction of Professor Bernard Paul Binks. His PhD thesis was "Solid Particles at Fluid Interfaces: Emulsions, Liquid marbles, Dry Oil Powders and Oil Foams". Andrew continued this work first as a postdoctoral fellow at the same University (2015 – 2016) and now as the founder of "Applied Colloid Science and Cosmeceutical Group", Department of Chemistry, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. His research focuses mainly on particle-stabilized colloidal systems. Andrew has received over 25 accolades and has authored 50 publications: 3 books, 34 journal papers, 12 conference abstracts/proceedings and a patent. His journal papers are in top scientific journals in chemistry, including Soft Matter, Langmuir, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Colloid and Surfaces A, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, SN Applied Sciences and Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Andrew also reviews manuscripts for these journals and he is on the editorial board of Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives and the editor of Frontiers in Soft Matter. Andrew is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society, the Institute of Charted Chemists of Nigerian and the Chemical Society of Nigeria. Andrew lives in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigerian with his wife, Pharmacist Maryam, and three children, Aondover, Kumawuese and Aondoso. He loves gardening and enjoys playing piano and flute.