Scientific Journal Articles

Scientists, like all academics, live in a publish-or-perish world. Publication is necessary to a scientist’s career. Without frequent publication in top-impact journals, scientists cannot expect to attain coveted post-doctoral positions in elite research laboratories, win grants that allow their research to continue, or attain tenure.

Now more than ever, competition for publication space is steep. In the past decade, the number of journals in which a scientist can publish has exploded, forcing committees to rely more heavily on the journal’s impact factor to determine the quality of a candidate’s work. It is no longer sufficient for a scientist to rack up large numbers of small articles; both quantity and quality are now in high demand.

The workload is particularly high for journal editors and peer reviewers. In a sea of submissions, a poorly written paper will soon be submerged, sunken by other studies that are less significant but easier to read.

In today’s high-stakes publication environment, you simply cannot afford to submit your work to a scientific journal without the benefit of a professional edit.

Michelle Baker has taught environmental scientists with numerous conservation agencies how to write more clearly since 2007. She has trained thousands of environmental scientists in courses such as Critical Writing and Critical Thinking, Argument for Scientists, and Scientific Writing for Publication.

Michelle earned her PhD in 2008 from the Catholic University of America. She has a background in rhetoric and composition and understands the demands of the publication process. With her assistance, your journal article will:

  • Include an abstract telling the story of your research
  • Identify your most important findings
  • Have a consistent theme
  • Include an introduction explaining your research’s real-world context
  • Have methods and results that are clearly organized and easy to read
  • Include a conclusion that explains the real-world relevance of your most important findings
  • Conform to the “Instructions for Author” provided in the journal of your choice
  • Include a properly formatted reference list that matches the citations in the article

L. Michelle BakerWith Michelle’s help you will experience –

  • Thoughtful questions, commentary, and suggestions for improvement
  • Faster journal review and acceptance times*
  • Less anxiety
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved concentration on your content
  • Fewer distractions

Contact Michelle today to get started:







*Journal review and acceptance is contingent upon the quality of the author’s research and content as well as the aims and scope of the journal. Neither Michelle Baker nor Conservation Writing Pro makes any guarantee regarding the acceptance or publication of edited work.