Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (PDF), from the European Association of Science Editors; versions in Chinese, Korean, Japanese (and other languages on their website).impa
The Science of Scientific Writing, from the American Scientist.
Style Guidelines Online
Online Stylebook Resources – includes stylebooks for the American Antropological Association, the American Geophysical Union, American Medical Association (by subscription), American Physiological Association, British Psychological Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IEEE Computer Society, Society for Historical Archaeology, Society for Petroleum Engineers, and World Meteorological Organization (among others!).
APA Guidelines on the Purdue University OWL Site
Merriam Webster Online – the standard for American (US) spellings.
Oxford Online – the standard for British (UK) spellings.
Journal Title Abbreviations
Journal Database – Quickly find the abbreviation of a given journal.
Journal Title Abbreviations – Caltech Library Reference; I use this frequently, along with the Find tool in the browser
Journal Title Abbreviations – A user-friendly search tool from the Woodward Library, University of British Columbia (not a complete list).
List of Title Word Abbreviations – by the International Standard Serial Number International Centre.
Impact Factor Directories
SJR Journal Rankings – allows subject-specific searches of impact factors of journals in different disciplines and sub-disciplines.
Impact Factor Search – Quickly find the impact factor of a given journal.
ShareLaTeX – Great overview and instructions, and an account (free for a single individuals) will allow you to compile a LaTeX document
Google Scholar searches academic publications; this is an especially good way to determine conventional usages of terms and phrases (use quotations to search for “specific phrases”).
Add new search engines to your browser – this describes the Mycroft project and a variety of other search engine tricks.
Technical Writing Guide, by the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University
Proofreading for Common Surface Errors: Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar, from the Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services
Readability Tests: Read-able.com
Writing in the Sciences, University of Toronto
Things I Think About When Preparing and Presenting a Talk (pdf) and Things I Think About When Preparing a Research Paper (pdf); two documents by William Carlson (from the Western Washington University Geology Department website).
Learning Styles and the Writing Process (pdf); provides writing support for people with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles.
Copy Editor’s Corner
MedSciEdit adheres to the Code of Practices of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (UK), and the Professional Editorial Standards of the Editor’s Association of Canada. Also see, Contracts and Terms and Conditions for Freelancers – these are UK guidelines (click here).
Copyeditors’ Knowledge Base – a comprehensive list of resources by Katharine O’Moore-Klopf
For Japanese Writers
Biological Editing Resources
Binomial nomenclature – from Wikepedia
Medical Editing Resourcs
List of medical roots, suffixes, and prefixes – from Wikipedia
List of medical online dictionaries – from HealthPlusPlus