Publishers and societies/associations strive for consistent presentation of information. The use of writing guides or style manuals provide an explanations and examples for the treatment of graphs, footnotes, and references within the various disciplines. When writing for a specific journal, you will be following the directions to the author outlined by the publisher (usually found in the first issue of each volume).
|Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed
-covers general and scientific style conventions for writers from the Council of Science Editors
REF T 11 .S386 2006
The following are sources that provide guidance for scientific writing.
|A Field Guide for Science Writers: the Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers||T 11 .F52 1997|
Handbook of Technical Writing, 6th ed.
In a dictionary format.
|REF T 11 .B78 2000|
How to Write and PUblish a Scientific Paper
Includes electronic publishing.
|T 11 .D33 1998|
|Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers, 2nd ed.||T 11 .M3344 2004|