The Manual of Scientific Style

The Manual of Scientific Style, 1st Edition

A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers

The Manual of Scientific Style, 1st Edition,Harold Rabinowitz,Suzanne Vogel,ISBN9780123739803

Rabinowitz   &   Vogel   

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Key Features

  • Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas
  • Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention
  • A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage
  • Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears
  • Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular


Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher.


Anyone working with scientific vocabulary including contributors to scientific journal articles; authors/editors to scientific monographs, serials, and reference works; editors, writers, and designers preparing publications at all levels of readership

Harold Rabinowitz

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The Reference Works, Inc. New York, NY

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The Manual of Scientific Style, 1st Edition

Part I. General Style
Manuscript Preparation
General Style
Units of Measurement
Citation of References
Presentation of Data and Figures

Part II. References, Citations and Quotations
Standards for Clear and Proper Attribution
Standard Citation Formats
Text Sources
Audiovisual Media
Electronic Sources

Part III. Style Issues for Specific Disciplines
Earth and Environmental Science
Life Science
Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Computer Science and Information Science

Scientific Organizations and Publications: Standard Abbreviations
Classification Schemes in Science and Technology
Standard Abbreviation Dictionary
Difficult and Troublesome Terms and Words
Comparative Standards for Shared Terms and Conventions


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