English for Writing Research Papers

English for Writing Research Papers

  • At least two-thirds of published scientific papers are written by researchers whose very first language is not English
  • 20% of the comments referees make when reviewing papers for possible publication in international journals regard English language issues
  • In some disciplines, acceptance rate by journals of papers originating from the US/UK is 30.4%, and is higher than all other countries

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  • Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a probe of referees’ reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of instructing researchers how to write and present research papers.

    With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to:

  • prepare and structure a manuscript
  • increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity
  • plan and organize your paper, and structure each paragraph and each sentence so that the reader can lightly go after the logical build-up towards various conclusions
  • write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read
  • determine what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc)
  • select from over 700 useful phrases
  • highlight your claims and contribution
  • avoid plagiarism and make it 100% clear whether you are referring to your own work or someone else’s
  • choose the correct tenses and style (active or passive)
  • Other books in the series:

    English for Presentations at International Conferences

    English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing

    English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar

    English for Academic Research: Grammar / Vocabulary / Writing Exercises

    Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 20 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research papers, and in 2009 he set up englishforacademics.com – a proofreading and editing service specifically for researchers.

    Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 20 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research papers, and in 2009 he set up englishforacademics.com – a proofreading and editing service specifically for researchers.

    From the reviews:

    “The 308 pages are divided into 20 parts and each part is then further divided into sub chapters each of which is titled with a question or ordinary statement …. Most chapters therefore are brief and to the point and effectively deal with an utterly finite aspect of writing …. This would be a useful book for those beginning out on the research trail and for those fighting to get their work published.” (ICS News, Vol. 7 (Two), July, 2011)

    “This book is that it concentrates not just on how to write each section of a paper … but also on how to write clear, concise, unambiguous English …. It tells the students all kind of things that I have not found in other books on this topic …. I indeed recommend this book not just to students but also to EAP teachers …. written in a way that can be understood by students with an upper intermediate level of English.” (Louise Sutherland, Amazon, May, 2011)

    English for Writing Research Papers

    Authors: Wallwork. Adrian

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  • Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a examine of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers’ reports exposing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content.
    With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to:

  • prepare and structure a manuscript
  • increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity
  • write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read
  • determine what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc)
  • highlight your claims and contribution
  • avoid plagiarism
  • discuss the limitations of your research
  • choose the correct tenses and style
  • please the requirements of editors and reviewers
  • This fresh edition contains over 40% fresh material, including two fresh chapters, stimulating factoids, and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use.

    EAP teachers will find this book to be a good source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons.
    Other books in the series cover: presentations at international conferences; academic correspondence; English grammar, usage and style; interacting on campus, plus exercise books and a teacher’s guide to the entire series.
    Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a utter list of titles in the series.
    Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.

    Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.

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