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Volume 3 | Number 1 | May 2011 v3i1.36 taprobanica 3 1


Volume 3 | Number 1 | May 2011
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Published date: 30 July 2011
Pp. 1–4

EDITORIAL : A splitter’s systematics of writing: scientific writing and writing English are separate issues and this has implications

Yehudah L. Werner
Section Editor: Taprobanica, the journal of Asian Biodiversity

Publishing is an essential component of scientific activity and an increasing number of well-known forces, but including also editors, press us to publish much. Recently, refinement of some of these forces coerces at least some of us to publish not merely in peer-reviewed journals but in those that are hardest to penetrate. My personal opinion that this is to the detriment of science does not help. Publishing well is difficult. Here I try to analyze part of the difficulty and to conclude partial remedies.
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