Scientific Writing: Peer Review and Scientific Journals

by Natalie H. Kuldell

Further Exploration

Introduction to Journal-Style Scientific Writing

Greg Anderson,Bates College - on-line resource on how to write a paper in scientific journal style and format.

How to Read a Scientific Article

Florida International University - guide on how to read a scientific articles.

How to Write a Scientific Paper

Robert Schulman,The Annals of Improbable Research - observations on the scientific publishing process.

Scientific Writing: Ethics and Style

Dr. HayGlass, U.of Manitoba - general points concerning the preparation of a scientific paper.


Henry Oldenburg

Henry Oldenburg


The Scientific Article: From Galileo to the Human Genome

Fathom, Columbia U. - A brief history of scientific writing.

On the Influence of Carbonic Acid on Temperature

Svante Arrhenius, Philosophical Magazine (1896) - A very early paper on the how carbon dioxide works as a greenhouse gas.

News & Events

Scientific Journal Compromised by Industry Ties


The Politics of Peer Review


Current Science News

News from around the world of science.


The Case of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Visionlearning - This page provides free access to a full-text research article from Science magazine and includes discussion questions to use as a Scientific Writing exercise.

The Science of Scientific Writing

G. Gopen, J. Swan, American Scientist - A detailed analysis of what makes scientific writing readable.


National Library of Medicine - A freely accessible scientific database of journal articles in biomedical science.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education