Over at Biocurious, blogger PhilipJ laments the sorry state of scientific writing and refers to a recent issue of Nature Physics that includes guidelines for writing better papers. While PhilipJ doesn't agree with everything in the journal's editorial, he does provide a nice analysis as well as some of his own tips on how to improve your paper-writing skills.

 

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