Writing and Publishing Science Research Papers in English

A Global Perspective

  • Karen¬†Englander

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karen Englander
      Pages 15-18
  3. The Text

  4. The People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Karen Englander
      Pages 69-72
    3. Karen Englander
      Pages 73-75
    4. Karen Englander
      Pages 83-87

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on writing and publishing scientific research papers and the social contexts. It deals with both English and non-Anglophone science writers, and presents a global perspective and an international focus. The book collects and synthesizes research from a range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, the sociology of science, sociolinguistics, bibliometrics, composition studies, and science education. This multidisciplinary approach helps the reader gain a solid understanding of the subject. Divided into three parts, the book considers the context of scientific papers, the text itself, and the people involved. It explains how the typical sections of scientific papers are structured. Standard English scientific writing style is also compared with science papers written in other languages. The book discusses the strengths and challenges faced by people with different degrees of science writing expertise and the role of journal editors and reviewers.


English as language of science English speaking scientists Multilingual scientists Varieties of science texts publishing research in English science writing scientific publishing second language writing writing research articles

Authors and affiliations

  • Karen¬†Englander
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Languages Literatures and LinguisticsYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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