his guide has been compiled, edited, and revised by Greg Anderson of the Bates College Department of Biology. The guide is intended to provide general content, style, and format guidelines for biology students learning to write papers in a standard, scientific journal style and format that can be easily adapted to specific journal requirements or disciplinary conventions. Much of the specific content has been shaped by the particular needs of the beginning scientific writers in our biology program. We therefore make no claims about completeness or depth for more advanced writers in the biological sciences, or those in other science disciplines. Many excellent published style manuals for scientific exist for graduate students and professional scientific writiers. The guidelines presented here are largely based upon the CBE Style Manual (Huth et al 1994), and we provide suggestions as to other useful published writing guides.
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