How to Write a Good Scientific Paper

PM286-245The SPIE Digital Library has published a free eBook, How to Write a Good Scientific Paper, by Chris A. Mack, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS.

This title will be valuable to all engineers, researchers, scientists, faculty, and students in optics, photonics, engineering and science. The free eBook is available for download in the SPIE Digital Library at

Book Description: Many scientists and engineers consider themselves poor writers or find the writing process difficult. The good news is that you do not have to be a talented writer to produce a good scientific paper, but you do have to be a careful writer. In particular, writing for a peer-reviewed scientific or engineering journal requires learning and executing a specific formula for presenting scientific work. This book is all about teaching the style and conventions of writing for a peer-reviewed scientific journal. From structure to style, titles to tables, abstracts to author lists, this book gives practical advice about the process of writing a paper and getting it published.