General links

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General advice

Gopen, G.D. and Swan, J.A. (1990) The Science of Scientific Writing.>

Hengl, T., Gould, M. (2012).
The unofficial guide for authors (or how to produce research articles worth citing)
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Hengl, T. and Gould, M. Rules of thumb for writing research articles.

Landes, K. K. (1992) A scrutiny of the abstract.

Landes, K. K. (1966) A scrutiny of the abstract, II

Mahrer, K.D. (1993). Abstracting.