Change in Format, Register and Narration Style in the Biomedical Literature: A 1948 Example

« Scientific communication has evolved over time and the formats of scientific writing, including its stylistic modules, have changed accordingly. Research articles from the past fit a research world that had not been taken over by the internet, electronic searches, the new media and even the science mass production of today and reflect a reality where scientific publications were designed to be read and appreciated by actual readers. It is therefore useful to have a look back to what science looked like in the past and examine the biomedical literature from older archives because several features of those publications may actually harbor vital insights for today’s communication. (…) »

Source > mdpi.com, Carlo Galli, Stefano Guizzardi, 7 février 2020