Let’s reimagine the scientific paper.
The current system of science publishing, which is seen as almost the only official way to communicate the results of science, is ridden with problems. One of them is the quality of the writing. The primary sources of science — papers — are needlessly difficult to understand even among scientists.
The Journal of Accessible and Well-Written Science, JAWWS, seeks to fix the low readability of science by researching, promoting, and demonstrating better writing norms.
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Screenshot from an 1859 frog physiology paper, showing the elegant writing style of the time.
Abstract of a 2019 frog physiology paper. Which paper would you rather read?