- Reader-centered writing: A systematic look at the causes of reader frustrations; a thorough description of the roles of the main parts of a paper for the reader
- Story- and example-based narratives justifying each guideline; no grammarian dictate: Reasonable departures from more literary writing practices to satisfy the needs of scientific readers; easy to read, even for non-native English writers
- Practical: Immediately useful advice on how to review the draft of a paper in each chapter; easy-to use tools and qualitative evaluation criteria
- DVD: It features a free Java application that helps the writer evaluate the quality of a paper prior to submission to a journal. The application runs on Mac, PC, and UNIX platforms. You can also find the application here.