The AAAS hosted a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation to address the issue of scientists expressing their opinions to influence an action, such as a political process. The results of this workshop can be downloaded from this web page. The bottom line is the Code of Conduct for Advocacy in Science by Nicholas […]
David M. Schultz is a Professor of Synoptic Meteorology at the Centre for Atmospheric Science, School of Earth, Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester. Presently, he is Chief Editor for Monthly Weather Review, cofounder and Assistant Editor for the Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, Associate Editor for Atmospheric Science Letters, and on the Editorial Board of Geophysica. He has published over 100 articles.
A common flaw with literature "reviews" is that they are laundry lists of references lacking synthesis among the papers. #sciencewritingtip
If you are writing a controversial paper, start with what the audience would agree with. Lead them to the conflicts that you then resolve.