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Matarese V. Editing Research. The Author Editing Approach to Providing Effective Support to Writers of Research Papers. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2016

The definitive book on authors' editing. The history of the profession is documented, the knowledge base for good professional practice is reviewed in detail, and the increasingly important role of authors' editors in research publication is explained.

Shashok K. Authors' editors in the 21st century. Promoters of publication quality and efficiency. European Science Editing 2014; 40(3): 60-62

An update on the types of work authors' editors do, the factors that contribute to research publication waste, and ways in which authors' editors (as well as editors and publishers) can help reduce waste.
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Cargill M, O'Connor P. Writing Scientific Research Articles. Strategy and Steps. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

Of the many textbooks available for courses in research writing, this is one of the best.

Matarese V (ed). Supporting Research Writing. Roles and Challenges in Multilingual Settings. Witney, UK: Chandos, 2013
(Note: Chandos, the original publisher, was taken over by Elsevier shortly after this book was published.)

A set of rigorous professional practice- and academic-based contributions by leading experts who work with researchers whose first language is not English

Academic Copyediting. http://www.wendybelcher.com/pages/copyediting.html

Author's editors: facilitators of science information transfer http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp/2001/00000014/00000002/art00006

Burrough-Boenisch J. Culture and conventions: writing and reading Dutch scientific English http://www.lotpublications.nl/publish/articles/000141/bookpart.pdf

Content and communication: how can peer review provide useful feedback about the writing? http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/8/3/

Creative destruction through the Anglo-American hegemony: a non-Anglo-American view on publications, referees and language http://home.staff.uva.nl/m.b.aalbers/bestanden/Aalbers_2004_Area.pdf

Gopen G, Swan J. The Science of Scientific Writing http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/the-science-of-scientific-writing

Medical journal editors lacked familiarity with scientific publication issues despite training and regular exposure http://www.jclinepi.com/article/S0895-4356(11)00249-6/fulltext 

Peter Hall, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology, has a blog at http://journalofpathology.wordpress.com/ . He offers thoughts about current editorial and ethical issues, and allows readers to post replies.