Writing Advice


  • Byrne, D. Publishing Your Medical Research Paper: What They Don't Teach You in Medical School. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1998.
    Pitched to clinicians rather than to statisticians or basic scientists, this book goes well beyond the stylistic advice provided by many books on scientific writing. The author begins with conceptualizing and designing a study; topics covered include randomization and blinding. He moves to collecting and interpreting data, and concludes with chapters on writing, editing, and revising; and on responding to peer reviewers’ comments.