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By The Charlesworth Group on May 25, 2021

Four key factors to consider when applying for a PhD

A PhD programme can be anything from three to seven years (possibly longer), depending on where you do it and whether you undertake your study on a full or part-time basis. As this will comprise a substantial period of your career and life, it is worth investing some time in the early stages of looking and applying for a PhD, to find exactly the right programme for you.

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By The Charlesworth Group on May 25, 2021

Finding the right place to do your PhD

A PhD thesis is only as good as the person doing the research, and since this is a long-term endeavour, you want to be sure that you are choosing an environment, and a community support system, that will help you be at your very best. 

Find a place where you believe you will be happy and at peace – these positive conditions will make a very big difference to the research you will produce and the PhD experience you will have. 

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By The Charlesworth Group on May 25, 2021

What’s in a PhD? The key components of a doctoral thesis

If you’re just starting a PhD, or beginning to write substantial parts of the thesis, you may be wondering what exactly you need to be doing and writing. What goes into a thesis? What must all doctoral research include?

 

 

 

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By The Charlesworth Group on May 25, 2021

Does an article need to be removed from preprint if it is accepted by a journal?

A preprint is an article that has been published prior to peer review, typically on a preprint server. Authors may choose to publish their work as a preprints for a variety of reasons.

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By The Charlesworth Group on May 25, 2021

Is it safe to publish preprints on ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is a professional networking site for research scientists that enables researchers to connect with one another professionally, and allows them to share and promote their work. In addition to facilitating communication between research scientists, this site also enable scientists to track their publication statistics and metrics and share publications by posting them to the site. ResearchGate not only allows users to post published works (which are not copyright-protected by the journal that originally published them), it also allows users to upload preprints, or author’s versions, much like a standard preprint server.

 

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By on May 25, 2021

Is preprint always the best way to go in research?

A preprint is a non-peer-reviewed version of a paper that is posted to a publicly accessibly preprint server, before or instead of submitting to a traditional peer-reviewed journal. A preprint paper is sometimes referred to as an ‘author’s version’, because it is a document that is wholly created, published, and owned by the author.

Preprint publishing is standard in some research fields, while in other fields it is still misunderstood or looked on with suspicion. In this post we will discuss the various advantages and disadvantages of posting your work as a preprint, and whether preprints are always the best way to go in research.

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By The Charlesworth Group on May 25, 2021

Webinar: Ask the Experts about Journal Selection

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 08, 2021

Charlesworth Author Services webinar series

Charlesworth Author Training Webinars 2021: Announcing our new webinar series for 2021, Happy learning!

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 30, 2021

Overcoming writer’s block for academics.

You have decided to write an academic paper and submit it for review. You feel excited to have completed your research study and are ready to share the results. You have selected a journal; read all the submission requirements and you are ready to write. But you hit a wall and you are not sure how to move forward – you have writer’s block.

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By The Charlesworth Group on April 30, 2021

IOP Publishing Partnership Case Study

IOP Publishing recently partnered with The Charlesworth Group to integrate their article tracking feature into WeChat via the Charlesworth Gateway.

Our case study outlines how the integration was achieved within four weeks to provide an improved user experience for authors in China. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 27, 2021

Why is ‘Community’ important for researcher mental health?

Researcher engagement with their academic community is an essential component in their wellbeing and mental health. This article discusses ways in which researchers can interact with their community,

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 27, 2021

How can I get everything done on time? Top tips for excellent time management

The demands of a PhD can often feel overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to hear of doctoral students being stressed and overworked.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 26, 2021

The Writing journey: how to develop successful researcher writing habits

What sorts of writing habits do successful researchers have?’ What does ‘being successful’ mean?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 23, 2021

Selecting a Journal that Meets Ethical Standards

When you submit your paper to a journal for consideration, you want to be sure that the journal follows the appropriate ethical guidelines. You want to know that the editors will act in an ethical way, that the peer-review process follows appropriate standards, and that the journal has integrity.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 22, 2021

How can I reach the level of academic writing needed for a PhD?

A thesis is a big undertaking, usually 60,000 to 80,000 words.  It’s likely to be the longest thing you’ve ever written, and when it’s complete, you’ll be examined on it.  It’s very common to be worried about whether you can write a successful thesis.  If you’re writing in English, and it isn’t your first language, that can be an even bigger worry.

The good news is that, if you get accepted for a PhD, it’s because your department believes in you.  However, they don’t expect you to already have all the experience you need.  You don’t have to already be familiar with the type of language expected in your thesis, or know how to structure it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 20, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: How to write and structure your academic article for publication - Module 14: Increase your chances for publication

Module 14 will provide you with tips for increasing your chances of publication. It takes you through why papers are typically rejected and how to increase your chances of publication - in the Pre-writing, Writing and Post-submission stage.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 24, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 3 – Avoiding Plagiarism

Module 3 discusses what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your academic work. It elaborates on what is considered as direct plagiarism, self-plagiarism, image plagiarism and accidental plagiarism.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 24, 2021

Research and Publication Ethics: Module 5 – Conflicts of Interest and Intellectual Property

Module 5 explains in detail about conflicts of interest and intellectual property.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 23, 2021

Bitesize webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 4 – Authorship and Contributions

Module 4 answers very important questions on authorship. It talks about the types of authorship, order of authorship and what should your acknowledgements include.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 23, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 2 – Understanding Ethical Publishing

Module 2 talks about why ethical standards for publication exists. It discusses about COPE, and details out publication ethics for Authors, Journal Editors and Peer Reviewers. 

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