UNESP-Sa˜o Paulo State University, Coastal Campus of Sa˜o Vicente, Sa˜o Vicente, SP 11330-900, Brazil
Some editors point to the “lack of style” as a major deficiency of the manuscripts submitted for publication. Producing an adequate text is an arduous and time-consuming task, even for those who have mastered the scientific language. We should revise what we wrote many times to achieve an acceptable product. Scientific language should be clear, objective, written in proper sequence, with short sentences and long paragraphs. The following points are some practical guidelines to start writing in a good scientific style.