Day RA. and Gastel B. How to Write & Publish a Scientific Paper. This is one of my favorite how-to books because it is not only instructional but also a pleasure to read. Dr Day was an English professor at the University of Delaware and managing editor of journals published by the American Society of Microbiology.

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Huth EJ. Writing and Publishing in Medicine. Like Day's book, this is an excellent how-to book. Dr Huth was the former editor of Annals of Internal Medicine.


Zieger M. Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. This is another excellent how-to book that is beneficial for both new and experienced writers. Compared with Day’s and Huth’s books, this book is more comprehensive and offers useful exercises that will help the user delve into the basics of good writing.