• Specific science writing resources
Association of British Science Writers
You have reached the electronic home of the Association of British
Science Writers (ABSW). This is where you can find out more about
us, how to join the association, and what we offer members.
The Association of Health Care Jounralists (AHCJ) is an independent,
non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding
of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality,
accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) was founded in
1940 to help medical authors. AMWA's mission is to promote excellence
in writing, editing, and producing printed and electronic biomedical
The Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is a national association
of over 400 journalists, editors, scientists, engineers, educators,
and communicators committed to the communication of science and
This site is called How to Write a Paper in Scientific Journal
Style and Format and is produced by Bates College in Maine,
This is the site of the Council for the Advancement of Science
Writing (CASW). Their aim is to increase the public understanding
of science. CASW is a group of distinguished journalists and scientists
committed to improving the quality of science news reaching the
The Council of Science Editors works with communication and science.
They also publish booklets on issues of interest to science editors
and the scientific community in general.
The Canadian Science Writers' Association (CSWA) is a national
alliance of professional science communicators in all media. Their
mission is to cultivate excellence in science writing and science
journalism and to increase public awareness of science in Canadian
EUSJA, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations,
helps science writers throughout Europe to keep in touch with
one another. There are also pointers to information about the
business of science writing.
This site gives some advice on how to produce scientific writing
that is clear, accurate and has a good style.
This site contains general guidelines for scientific writing.
Humboldt State University
This article is called A practical introduction to writing
scientific papers and is written by Michael A. Camann, Ph.D.
at the Humboldt State University, California, USA.
This is a website of the National Association of Science Writers.
It is called Communicating Science News. A guide for Public
Information Officers, Scientists and Physicians
Take the fat out of your writing
Is your writing wobbly? Next time you take finger to word processor,
think clarity, relevance, sincerity, concision and transparency.
(From Harvard Business School Working Knowledge.)