Scientific Writing – General


Published Resources

Resources at the University of Iowa

Scientific Writing


From journals and journal websites

SERCC lectures (contact us for latest updates)

  • Achieving Clarity in Writing
  • Writing for Success
  • How to Review a Manuscript (Peer Review)



  • Style: Toward Clarity & Grace (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing), Joseph M. Williams, The University of Chicago Press, 1995. 
  • The Sense of Style: the Thinking Person’s guide to Writing in the 21st Century! Steven Pinker, Penguin Books, 2014   

Graduate College

  • Development of career materials                                                                                                

Writing Generally


From journals and websites



  • The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White, Allyn and Bacon 1999
  • Eats, shoots & leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation, Lynne Truss, Gotham Books, 2004

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