1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Scientific Writing in Chemistry Scientific Papers, Research Grants and Book Proposals

By Andrew Terhemen Tyowua Copyright 2023
    268 Pages 43 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    268 Pages 43 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    268 Pages 43 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Successful completion of postgraduate studies, especially PhD, and career advancement in academia strongly depend on the ability to publish scientific papers or books and attract research grants. However, many chemical scientists find preparing scientific papers and 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.

    Key Features:

    • 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.

    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.