We all love papers providing us with guidelines (‘10 simple rules‘) how to improve this or that aspect of our scientific life. Here is another one that looks very promising:
How to write consistently boring scientific literature
Oikos 116: 723–727 (2007)
Unfortunately, one needs a subscription to get to the paper. As I don’t subscribe to Oikos, I cannot really judge the paper. Other bloggers appear to know more, e.g. the denialism blog. and the Improbably Research blog, which apparently were the first ones to comment.