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Writing well: lowering the barriers to success


It is not enough to be a good scientist. One needs to be a good communicator. When publications are clear and a pleasure to read, they will advance both the field and the authors' reputation.

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Figure 1: The dramatic arc of the scientific story.


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Correspondence to James C Gould.

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R.E.L. is the CEO of Luna Scientific Storytelling, LLC, and author of The Art of Scientific Storytelling: Transform Your Research Manuscript using a Step-by-Step Formula.

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Gould, J., Luna, R. & Vogel, D. Writing well: lowering the barriers to success. Nat Immunol 15, 695–697 (2014).

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