- Despite the relatively large number of textbooks on the topic there is no up-to-date book on abstracting in the English language
- In addition to providing a comprehensive coverage of the topic, the proposed book contains novel views - especially on informative and indicative abstracts
- The discussion is based on an interdisciplinary approach, blending the methods of library and information science and linguistics
The characteristics of the abstract
What does an abstractor have to know? The practice of abstracting: structure, processes and language
The practice of abstracting: examples
Beyond language and style
Tibor Koltay, PhD, is Professor at the Department of Information and Library Studies of Szent István University, Hungary. In 2010, he published Abstracts and Abstracting. A Genre and Set of Skills for the Twenty-first Century with Chandos Publishing.