General Writing Guidelines
Writing Programs and Centers
MU's Campus Writing Program and The Writing Center, MU
The KU Writing Center: Writing Guides
Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language, APA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (PDF)
Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) (PDF)
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest - Where "WWW" means "Wretched Writers Welcome"
NYTimes.com 07/29/12: How to Write. Rules by Colson Whitehead. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 08/13/12: Where Do Sentences Come From? By Verlyn Klinkenborg. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 06/24/13: On Writing With Others. By John Kaag. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 08/24/13: I'm Thinking. Please. Be Quiet. By George Prochnik. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 05/12/14: The Joys of Trimming. By Pamela Erens. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 07/10/14: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 08/23/14: On Not Writing. By Bill Hayes. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 03/08/15: If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know? By Shelley Podolny. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 04/15/15: Reading With Imagination. By Lily Tuck. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 05/23/15: What's Behind Big Science Fraud? By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky. (PDF)
Washington Post on 07/01/15: Researcher who spiked rabbit blood to fake HIV vaccine results slapped with rare prison sentence. By Abby Phillip. (PDF)
Articles on Scientific Writing and Science Process
Publishing Your Research 101
Episode 1: How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research
Episode 2: Writing Your Cover Letter
Episode 3: Selecting Peers to Suggest as Reviewers
Episode 4: Submitting Your Manuscript Using the ACS Paragon Plus Environment
Episode 5: Ethical Considerations for Authors and Reviewers
Episode 6: The Review Process for Authors and Reviewers
Episode 7: Open Access and ACS AuthorChoice
Episode 8: Tips for English as a Second Language Speakers
Episode 9: The Basics of Copyright and Fair Use
Episode 10: My Manuscript Has Been Accepted! Now What?
Whitesides' Essay in Advanced Materials 2004, 16, 1375-1377.
The Science of Scientific Writing Gopen, G.; Swan, J. American Scientist 1990, Nov. - Dec. Issue. PDF
Michael Alley, The Craft of Scientific Writing: Writing Guidelines.
Experiment-Resources.com's How to Write a Research Paper
Articles RE: Contemporary Science Process
02/05/11 on WSJ.com: Sunset of the Solo Scientist
01/13/12 on nytimes.com: The Rise of the New Groupthink
01/16/12 on nytimes.com: Cracking Open the Scientific Process
01/29/12 on nytimes.com: The Perils of 'Bite Size' Science. Haslam, 2010; Bertamini & Munafo, 2012.
03/11/12 in wsj.com: How to Be Creative
04/17/12 on nytimes.com: A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform
01/29/13 on nytimes.com: It's P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q.
05/06/13 from Astrobiology: Models and Standards of Proof in Cross-Disciplinary Science: The Case of Arsenic DNA
01/20/2014 on nytimes.com: New Truths That Only One Can See (PDF)
01/31/2014 on nytimes.com: Scientific Pride and Prejudice (PDF)
Listing, Mind-Mapping, and Outlining
Online Technical Writing: Lists
Numbered Lists in HTML
Bulleted Lists in HTML and WORD
Paul Foreman's Mind Map Inspiration
MindTools on Mind Maps. Mind-mapping Software: FreeMind, MindJet, NetMiner
Color and Graphic Design
Graphic Design Tutorials.
Quantifying Color: Color Schemer Online v2
Quantifying Color: Hexadecimal Color Numbers and HTML Color Codes.
Fancy Color "Wheels": Adobe Kuler
Excel Template for Anderson-Darling Normality Test: XLS file
EasyCalculations.com: Simple/Linear Regression Tutorial
Tutorial on Linear Regression in Excel.
MS Office on Choosing the best trendline for your data
Citation of References and Access to Primary Literature & Databases
Bibliography, Examples in 2010 & 2011: JOC (Type 1), CRT (Type 2), and AEHE (Type 3).
Bibliography, Examples in 2009: 1, 2, 3, and 4.
American Psychological Association: APA Style
American Chemical Society: ACS Publications Home Page
Chemical Abstract Service's SciFinder. Tutorials & Handouts.
Why Scifinder went online: Academic Publisher Steps Up Efforts to Stop Piracy of Its Online Products, CHE June 26, 2011.
Spectral Database for Organic Compounds SDBS.
Protein Data Base PDB
Molecular Networks' THERESA.
Articles on Ethics, Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
Homepage of the journal Science and Engineering Ethics
Eighteen rules for writing a code of professional ethics, Michael Davis, Sci Eng Ethics 2007, 13, 171-989.
American Scientist: Making Ethical Guidelines Matter, Michael L. Zigmond, Amer. Sci. 2011, 99, 296-299.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Guidelines for Authors
The American Chemical Society: Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research
U.S. Dept. of Commerce: NOAA scientific integrity
Nature's Peer Review Debate (2006)
Columbia University, Responsible Conduct of Research: Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
From plagiarism.org: Plagiarism in the Digital Age
Yale University: Ethics of Peer Review: A Guide for Manuscript Reviewers
Office of Research Integrity. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Case Summaries
The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct
Science 03/09/12: Reviewer's Deja Vu, French Science Sleuthing Uncover Plagiarized Papers.
NYTimes.com 08/25/12: Stuyvesant Students Describe the How and the Why of Cheating. (PDF)
NYTimes.com 04/26/13: Stapel's Audacious Academic Fraud. PDF.
Finding Your Peers
(A) Disciplinary Research Journals: ACS Journals (USA), RSC Journals (UK), and Wiley-VCHJournals (Europe). Many more journals are published by other national chemistry associations. In addition, still more journals from commerical publishers (i.e., Elsevier).
(B) Supra-disciplinary Science Research Publications: Proceeding of the National Academy of Science from NAS, Science from AAAS, and Nature itself. Do not confuse Nature itself with the many discipline-specific NPG Journals.
Journal Quality Measures
Find Journal Rankings and Impact Factors at MU.
Science article on Coercive Citations
Scopus has an interesting Journal Analyzer feature. Click on the Analytics tab at the top of the page and type in the names of journals of interest. A chart will be created illustrating by year the total number of citations, the total number of articles, the average number of citations per article and the percent of articles not cited.
Science Watch published a special report on high-impact chemists: TOP 100 CHEMISTS, 2000-2010