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Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals
  1. M Alriyami1,
  2. C Polychronakos1,2
  1. 1Department of Experimental Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
  2. 2Departments of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to M Alriyami, Department of Experimental Medicine, Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, 1001 boul Decarie, Site Glen Pavilion E/ Block E, Mail Drop Point #EM0.3211 Montreal, Québec, Canada H3H 1P3,{at}

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Lichtfouse E. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc, 2013. pp 87. $52.00. ISBN: 978-1-62618-943-0

Effective scientific writing is a fundamental skill required for all researchers in order to communicate ideas and knowledge clearly and effectively. Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals is an outstanding writing guide for scientific publication. The author, Eric Lichtfouse, is the Chief Editor of the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development that has been awarded the highest per cent increase in citations in the field of agricultural sciences by the essential science indicators. He is also the Chief Editor and founder of Environmental Chemistry Letters and books in the field. Based on his experience in the field as a chief editor, Lichtfouse has constructed his book offering tips and directions for young researchers and doctoral students on the craft of writing publishable manuscripts and scientific communication. This book is an excellent and practical, step-by-step guide in the field of writing that is supported with examples and great summarising illustrations and tables.

The book is divided into two main sections: General advice and Tips by section. The book ends with appendices that …

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  • Contributors MA-R wrote the review and CP reviewed it and commented on it.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.