Writing and Publishing
Tips for Writing Correct English
How to Review
Letter to Research Students, by Duane A. Bailey. (pdf)
(Research can be made more enjoyable and productive through
a little organization. For many computer scientists, research techniques are
a product of experience rather than, unfortunately, formal training. Several
organizational suggestions are outlined here, most of which are useful to the
undergraduate researcher. Items in italics are aimed at graduate students,
professional researchers, and faculty. Enjoy!)
Primer for Graduate Students, (pdf)
(This short paper is intended to help you approach your
research in a systematic manner. It is not intended to be a guide on how to
conduct research, though you will likely find useful information and tips
(especially on the thesis process).
◇ The Researchers’ Bible (How to survive a PhD), by Alan Bundy,
Ben du Boulay, Jim Howe and Gordon Plotkin. (pdf), (1985 ed. Pdf ).
(Technical Report DAI Teaching Paper No . 4, Dept. of
Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh This version: February 17,
1995. Modified for Computer Science at TCD by Vance Gledhill, 1999.)
◇ How to do Research in the MIT AI Lab,
ed. David Chapman. （DOC中文版） （pdf）
(This document presumptuously purports to explain how to do
research. The authors give heuristics that may be useful in picking up the
specific skills needed for research (reading, writing, programming) and for
understanding and enjoying the process itself (methodology, topic and advisor
selection, and emotional factors). )
◇ How to Succeed in Graduate School: A
Guide for Students and Advisors, by Marie desJardins. (pdf)
This is the latest version of the paper. The original version of it was
to be a Good Graduate Student/Advisor, by Marie desJardins. (pdf)
(This paper attempts to raise some issues that are
important for graduate students to be successful and to get as much out of
the process as possible, and for advisors who wish to help their students be
successful. The intent is not to provide prescriptive advice -- No formulas
for finishing a thesis or twelve-step programs for becoming a better advisor
are given -- but to raise awareness on both sides of the advisor-student
relationship as to what the expectations are and should be for this
relationship, what a graduate student should expect to accomplish, common
problems, and where to go if the advisor is not forthcoming.)
Study in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: A Survival Manual, by
Dianne Prost o 'Leary. (pdf)
The goal of this document was to offer advice to students
on entering, surviving, and thriving during graduate study and beyond.
◇ How to
Read a Research Paper,by Spencer Rugaber. (doc)
(Eight questions that you should ask yourself when reading
a research paper)
◇ A Perspective on Doing Effective Research,by Sing Bing Kang. (ppt)
◇ The Design of Design,by Fredericks Brooks Jr. (ppt)
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for Writing a Funding Proposal, by S. Joseph Levine. (pdf)
Research Proposals to the National Science Foundation, by Susan Finger. (pdf)
(This document focuses on writing proposals to NSF, but the
following general advice can be applied to writing any proposal.)
◇ On Ph.D.
Thesis Proposals, by H. C. Lauer. (txt)
◇ How to Write Papers, by Charles
◇ how to write a good paper, by Ya-Qin Zhang(张亚勤). (ppt)
◇ A Guide for Writing Research Papers.
Editorial How to avoid the Reviewer's Axe：One Editor's
View, by Stephen D. Senturia. (pdf).
◇ Writing a
Review Article，by Daryl J. Bem.
◇ Advice to Authors of Extended Abstracts
by William Pugh. (pdf)
◇ Some Hints to Improve
Writing of Technical Papers, (Version
PostScript) by Patrick Valduriez, Projet Rodin. (pdf)
◇ How to Have
Your Abstract Rejected, by van Leunen and Lipton.
to Get Your SIGGRAPH Paper Rejected, by Jim Kajiya.
◇ An Evaluation of the
Ninth SOSP Submissions, or, How (and How Not) to Write a Good Systems Paper,
by Roy Levin and David D. Redell
Right for Research, by Tony Roberts.
to Write A Scientific Paper, by E. Robert Schulman.
◇ Hints on
good mathematical writing, by David Goss.
◇ Writing a Math Phase Two Paper, by
Steven L. Kleiman. (pdf)
(Word-smithing is a much greater percentage of what I am supposed to be doing
in life than I would ever have thought.—— DONALD KNUTH)
◇ 《如何写作高水平文章》, by Shujun Li.(ppt)
◇ 《SCI,EI介绍》, by 朱 诚.
◇ Writing Technical Articles .
◇ The Science of Scientific Writing, by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan. (pdf)
◇ Writing a
Literature Review，by Dr. D. Taylor.
Writing Thesis and Dissertations
on the Structure of CS Dissertations, by Spencer Rugaber.
Advice, from Olin Shivers.
◇ How to
Organize your Thesis，by John W. Chinneck. (Chinese
◇ How to Write a PhD
Thesis, by Joe Wolfe
◇ How to
Write a Ph.D. Dissertation, by E. Robert Schulman and C. Virginia Cox.
and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation，by
S. Joseph Levine. (pdf)
ON PRESENTING THESES, by Aaron Sloman. (pdf)
to Write a Thesis - A Personal Experience, by Hugo do Nascimento . (ppt)
◇ Giving Presentations , by Lawrence A. Rowe. (ppt)
◇ 21 Secrets to Becoming A Good Speaker, by Kai-Fu Lee.(ppt)
◇ What is a
Thesis Defense , by Chris Reisbeck. (doc)
◇ How to Present
a Paper in Theoretical Computer Science: A Speaker's Guide for Students
structured approach to presenting graduate research theses, (pdf)
to give a good research talk, by Simon L Peyton Jones, John Hughes, John
on Science & Technical Communication, by Andrew S. Kane. (pdf)
to Present a Paper in Theoretical Computer Science: A Speaker's Guide for
Students, by Ian Parberry (pdf)
(First appeared in SIGACT News, Vol. 19, No . 2, pp. 42-47,
1988. It was reviewed briefly in the SIG News section of the Communications
of the ACM, Vol. 32, No . 1, p. 146, 1989, and was reprinted in Bulletin of
the EATCS, No . 37, pp. 344-349, 1989, and The Bit Dropper, Vol. 29, No . 10,
pp. 6-11, 1989.)
◇ How to Get the Most out
of Conferences, by Scott Berkun
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◇ Common Errors in
◇ The Elements of Style, by
William Strunk, Jr.
Punctuation, and Capitalization: A Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors,
by Mary K. McCaskill (pdf)
How to Review top
◇ A Guide
for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science, Information and Computation,
112(1):96-116, July 1994.(pdf)
◇ A Guide for New Referees in
Theoretical Computer Science, by Ian Parberry. (pdf).
◇ The task of
the referee, by Alan Jay Smith. IEEE Computer, April 1990. (pdf)
Career Advice top
◇ Academic Careers for Experimental
Computer Scientists and Engineers, published by National Academy Press.
of the ACM SPECIAL ISSUE (September 2003): Why universities require computer
science students to take math?
by Keith Devlin. Html(14
math? , by Kim B. Bruce, Robert L. Scot Drysdale, Charles Kelemen, Allen
reasoning in software engineering education, by Peter B. Henderson. Full
text available: Pdf(116
is the attraction to computing? By Vicki L. Almstrum.
to Have a Bad Career in Research/Academia, by David A. Patterson. (pdf)
(How to become a bad research scientist in 10 lessons)
computing profession at a crossroads , by Venkat N. Gudivada.(pdf)
◇ Why are
there so Few Female Computer Scientists? By Ellen Spertus.
the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers, by the National
Academy of Sciences.
◇ On Being A
Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research, from the National Academy of
◇ On Being a
Scientist: A Personal View, by John C. Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Laureate in
Related Papers top
◇ 《怎样才能作好一个科学家》， 作者：李远哲。
◇ 《中国眼科学界在<Nature>上发表首篇论文》，作者：陆隽 高亮。
◇ 《数学的內容、方法和意义》，作者：丘成桐。 （pdf）
◇ 《计算机科学反思录》，by ZT.
Related Books top
◇ Zhang Dianzhou, eds. Collected Papers of Yang Zhenning.
East-China Normal University Press, 1997. Available in bookstore of Press of
University of Science and Technology of China, Haidian Book City. RMB55.00.
(Dr. Yang, a great master of the 20th century, discussed in
the book how to do research, including his views of creativity, inspiration,
taste, orientation, etc. I learn a lot from his original thinking procedure
and academic developing experience.)
◇ Shasha, D. E., et al. Out of their minds: the lives and
discoveries of 15 great computer scientists. Springer, 1995.
(Translated into Chinese by Liu Jun, Hebei University
Press, 1998. Available in Library of Academy of Sciences.)
◇ ACM Turing Award lectures: the first twenty years,
1966 to 1985. New York: ACM Press, 1987. Available at Tsinghua University
Library: TP3 FA846.
(Summary: we can learn a great deal, both methods and
confidence, from master’s biography and autobiography. You can even enjoy
them in leisure time.)
◇ COMAP. The Principles and Practice of Mathematics.
1997, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
(Written by COMAP, Consortium for Mathematics and Its
Application. Comprehensive, readable, with interesting background materials
and further reading recommendations. Like a review, but more than that.
Mathematics is not difficult, especially those powerful and popular results
or methods. Translated into Chinese by Shen Dawei et al. Beijing: Advanced
Education Press; Germany: Springer-Verlag, 1998.8. Available at Nine-Chapter
Mathematics Book store, Haidian Book City. RMB 65.00)
◇ Sedgewick, R. Algorithms in PASCAL/C/C++, Addison-Wesley
1992. Available in Tsinghua Univ. Library.
◇ Beveridge, W.I.B. Art of Scientific Investigation.
2nd edition 1953. Translated into Chinese by Chen Jie, Beijing: Science
(This is a classic book on scientific research methodology,
especially suitable for we young and junior researchers. Available in Library
of Academy of Sciences. )（书评：《科学研究是一种艺术》，作者：王鸣阳）（Doc）
◇ On Being A Scientist:
Responsible Conduct in Research (from National Academy of Sciences).
◇ Technical writing and
research ethics, by Justin Zobel.
Pointers to information about research and writing, intended primarily for
◇ Ethics in
Science, by Henry H. Bauer.
◇ Association of Computing Machinery
Computing and Public Policy Page (including Code of Ethics)
◇ IEEE Code of Ethics
◇ Iowa State
University's Code of Computer Ethics
◇ The Net: User Guidelines and
Netiquette. by Arlene Rinaldi.
◇ Plagiarism in Colleges in USA,
by Ronald B. Standler
◇ Ethics in the Use
of the Internet / World Wide Web. By Brad Templeton.
◇ Ethical Guidelines to
Publication of Chemical Research, by the Editors of the Publications
Division of the American Chemical Society.
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