Writing a scientific paper

Adapted from Caput college hypermedia, VU, Amsterdam given by Jacco van Ossenbruggen and Anton EliŽns.

Writing a good scientific paper is hard, especially if English is not your native language. The best advice: imitate good writing. This is a small list of frequently made errors.

Basics

Make sure your paper contains at least:

Structure

Contents

Citations

Spelling

Bad spelling does not encourage your reader to read your material. Use spelling checkers and let someone else (a native speaker if possible) read your paper before submission. Be consequent in your use of American or British English.

Style