A step by step method on how to write a scientific article

Give Readers Nuggets is the book to accompany you during your health-related research (in the broadest sense of the word).
But what is a nugget? A nugget of gold is easy to pick up and it has immediate value. A prospector who finds a nugget does not have to work hard to find value. Likewise, a reader of scientific articles who finds a reader-friendly, credible and relevant article does not have to work hard to find value. Let’s give our readers nuggets!

The book will help you think in terms of your final product—a well-structured, credible and readable scientific article.


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About the author

The problem

The solution

“If you can’t explain it simply, you do not understand it well enough.”

– Albert Einstein –

A new mindset

In the professional world of scientific communication, your readers want to learn something from you, the writer. In other words, you are a “teacher.” In the book I encourage you to think of your article as an educational document that focusses on your take-home messages, supported by the details of your study.

A template

Within the standard IMRaD framework for scientific articles the book presents a template to organize your take-home messages and the supporting details. 

Techniques to build reader-friendly sentences and paragraphs

Readers want to easily understand your text. The book presents techniques to write to-the-point and logically linked sentences and paragraphs that focus on your study, its outcome and its consequences.

Book review SENSE

Ed has drawn on his experience as a researcher and teacher of scientific writing to develop an effective strategy for writing clear, well-written research articles – something which is sorely needed in academia. His ideas are well presented and easy to follow and should benefit native English-speaking and ESL authors alike.

Some snippets from chapters

"A step by step method on how to write a scientific article"

Tom S. Decates

Tom S. Decates MD

PhDstudent, Erasmus MC

I’ve been a big fan since my first encounter with Ed Hull’s book

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Gerard J.J. Boink MD

Clinical & Experimental Cadiology, AMC

Ed Hull’s book has greatly supported my early start in scientific writing and I continue to use it in my teaching to students

M. van Bloemendaal MSc

PhD candidate, Physical therapist

The book and course were very useful to me. Thinking outside the box and writing understandable and credible texts.