How To Use This Guide

Write Like a Scientist is a resource for scientific writers at all stages of training and experience who recognize that effective communication of complex scientific ideas is a critical skill. The guide will take you a long way, but the best writing will always rely on a deep understanding of the science and will never be about adhering to a strict formula!

If you are new to Write Like a Scientist or to scientific writing, we recommend starting with the Essentials, which will guide you through foundational aspects of scientific writing that are crucial no matter what you are writing, why, or for whom.

Once you’ve worked through the essentials of scientific writing, you will find more detailed and useful information on Genre-specific writing and/or Discipline-specific writing.

Throughout the site, we encourage you to take the self-tests to check and develop your understanding and build your confidence.