The way we write

  • Nicolas Boileau - Despréaux
  • Published 2006 in Nature Methods

Abstract

Scientific articles are difficult to read, even for scientists. The use of jargon is a common affliction but not the only culprit. Poor word choice, convoluted style— meant to sound 'professional'—and even blatant lack of a story line often share the blame. The prevalence of poor scientific writing is a problem for an interdis-ciplinary journal such as… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nmeth0106-1

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