Quantities, Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences: A Guide for Authors and Editors

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Quantities, Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences: A Guide for Authors and Editors Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Humana Press Inc. Pages: 130 Illustrations and other contents: XVII, 130 p. Language: English ISBN: 9780896036499 Categories: , ,

Quantities, Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences is a reliable compilation of the most up-to-date recommendations for using units, symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms in scientific publications across the biological sciences. Drawing on the authority of the various nomenclature committees of the many international societies in the biosciences, as well as on the editors of prestigious scientific journals, and on eminent individuals active in scientific publishing, this essential reference provides authors and editors with easy access to the authoritative usage of the universally accepted terms they need for clear scientific communication. The compiled symbols, units, and abbreviations are defined, with commentary and some etymological background frequently provided. The diverse scope of disciplines treated includes biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, genetics, immunology, and virology, plus appropriate sections on mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

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"...a must for editors, and a very useful one for everybody from cell biologists to psychologists in the life sciences. A copy should certainly be in most libraries, and readily available wherever papers, theses, reports and abstracts are being written."-Cell Biology International "...This book is an essential resource for authors and editors of biological literature and should be in any library supporting such work."-American Reference Books Annual