I recommend these articles and books as resources for authors writing a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal.
Buriak JM. The Art of Writing the Title of Your Paper. Chemistry of Materials 2014;26(11):3349-50. [PDF]
McGill B. How to Write a Great Journal Article---Act Like a Fiction Author. Dynamic Ecology blog post. Published June 11, 2014.
Griffies SM, Perrie WA, Hull G. Elements of Style for Writing Scientific Journal Articles. [PDF] Published December 2013.
Bradshaw CJA (@conservbytes). How to Write a Scientific Paper. ConservationBytes.com blog post. Published October 22, 2012.
Annesley TM. Top 10 Tips for Responding to Reviewer and Editor Comments. Clinical Chemistry 2011;57(4):551-554. [PDF]
Available at: Clinical Chemistry Guide to Scientific Writing
Writing for Publication. An easy to follow guide for nurses interested in publishing their work. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons.
EASE Toolkit for Authors: Guidelines and Resources for Scientific Writing & Publishing for early career and less experienced researchers.
Here are few more folks who tweet about academic writing:
You can also search on the hastags #Acwri and #PhDChat
The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, 2nd ed, by Scott L. Montgomery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2017.
Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers, by Mimi Zeiger. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2000.
Have you wondered why I often change the order of the words in your sentences? See Chapter 2 “Sentence Structure.” This chapter covers 5 techniques that help keep sentences simple and direct:
1. Express the core of the message in the subject, verb, and completer
2. Avoid noun clusters
3. Write short sentences
4. Use clear pronouns
5. Put parallel ideas in parallel form
Writing Science in Plain English, by Anne E. Greene. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2013.
What Editors Want: An Author’s Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing, by Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver. Chicago: University of Chicago
The chapters cover the following topics:
1. Who cares what Editors want?
2. Changing perspective from author to Editor
3. Judging the newness of your science
4. Authorship issues
5. Choosing the right journal
6. Understanding impact factors
7. How to write a cover letter
8. Preparing for manuscript submission, or “What Editors wish you knew”
9. Who does what in peer review
10. Dealing with decision letters
11. Ethical issues in publishing
12. Trends in scientific publishing