The very international journals in which you desire to be published contain the data for your model. Although the editors of such journals are seldom willing to edit any of the English sent to them, you can use their expertise if you are clever. The recent research articles in their journals have passed their standards and await your analysis. All you need to do is to find articles written by native English speakers and published in recent international journals. In these articles you will find gold mines of excellent information about contemporary scientific English: In them you can find excellent, up-to-date teachers who can be found nowhere else.
Each issue in every well-known, international, English-speaking journal contains several research articles written by authors at least one of whom is a native English speaker. Each of these presents excellent information to use in your own writing. They lie before you, waiting for you to turn on your analytical skills. The friendly, personal model for contemporary scientific writing that can be created using this information would be of help both to scientists who are not native speakers of English and unpublished scientists who are native speakers.
Your goal will be to get help from the language, not the science, in the articles. The first trick will be to insure that you have chosen excellent articles. The science of every article in a reputable, well-known international journal is sound, but the language may not be. So how will you know if you have found articles which will help you create a good model?
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start.
- Shakespeare Richard III Act I, scene i
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