Scientific Communication

Understanding Scientific Journals and Articles

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D., Anne E. Egger, Ph.D., Natalie H. Kuldell

Further Exploration

How You Should Read Coronavirus Studies, or Any Science Paper

Article in the New York Times by Carl Zimmer. June 1, 2020

The Scientific Article: From Galileo's New Science to the Human Genome

Fathom, U. of Chicago - An in-depth history of scientific writing.

How to Write a Scientific Paper

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

Publish or perish?

Understanding Science on scientific publishing.


Henry Oldenburg

Henry Oldenburg

Nature cover - July1,2004

Nature Publishing Group

Biography of a major scientific publisher

News & Events

Open-Access Journals Flourish



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

George Gopen and Judith Swan, American Scientist - The authors describe how scientists can write with the reader in mind.

Public Library of Science

A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.


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