I find that the writing and scientific-writing tags are used interchangeably in existing questions… I suggest we make them synonyms. Please give your opinion in answers, so the mods can make it happen if the community feels it's okay.
This is messy and I think there is a bigger question. At the most basic level, should the tag be scientific-writing or writing-scientific? I think they mean fundamentally different things and I am not sure we need to break down writing or science into sub categories. We also have scientific-productivity, but no productivity tag. I think I would vote for getting rid of the sub-categories and let people decide if it is science or writing or both.
I agree with the other answers. And I propose that:
- as scientific-writing is a subset of writing;
- and given that because the context is academia, all the writing we'd talk about is scholarly writing, even when for a lay audience;