AUTHOR'S GUIDE FOR TECHNICAL REPORTING,
OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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This guide has been written to present in a single pamphlet some simple rules and suggestions for the authors of OAR sponsored scientific reports. Its contents are consistent with the majority of guides used by professional journals and with the current rules and directives of the Department of Defense and the United States Air Force. Emphasis is on titles, abstracts, and key wording because these are the elements which are most important for indexing and retrieval. They are also key elements in a new Department of Defense form DD Form 1473 which is now required as the last page in all technical documents. Also included is a portion on introductions and on writing style, which may help to alleviate the much discussed problem of ambiguity and dullness of scientific writing.