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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2016 Vol.17 No.5 P.409-412


China’s graduate students need better education in scientific writing and publishing

Author(s):  Chun-jie Zhang, Yuan Zhu

Affiliation(s):  Department of Mathematics, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   purezhang@hdu.edu.cn, yuan_zhu@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Postgraduate education, Scientific writing, Article publication, Academic misconduct

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Taking as a starting point the analysis of the current status of scientific writing and article publication of China’s graduate students, we point out the need for expanded education on these aspects for such new authors. Then, based on the experience of being both an advisor and a journal editor, the author gives advice on how to effectively conduct such education and what roles should be played by a college, an advisor and a journal respectively.



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