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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 12, 2020

Tips for Identifying (and hopefully avoiding) Predatory Journals

All academic authors want to get their papers written up and published as quickly as possible and, hopefully, in the best journals possible. We also want to pay as little as possible for the privilege of seeing our work appear in a leading international journal with a high impact factor (IF).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 12, 2020

What are Open Access Creative Commons Licenses and Why do you Need to Know about Them?

Most active researchers and academics these days are aware of the concept of open access publishing and how it works, even though recent scholarly surveys have shown that most remain confused about, or simply unaware of, how this model could be useful for them career-wise. Early career researchers (ECRs), in particular, receive limited information from their institutions, scholarly societies, and publishing companies regarding their open access publishing options.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 27, 2020

IOP Publishing partners with the Charlesworth Group to integrate article tracking feature into WeChat

The Charlesworth Group is pleased to announce that IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) article tracking feature ‘track my article’ has been integrated into WeChat using its proprietary WeChat Gateway product. 

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 11, 2020

Karger Publishers partners with The Charlesworth Group for WeChat Account Management solution in China

LONDON: 9th November 2020: One of the leading publishers in health sciences, Karger Publishers, has chosen The Charlesworth Group for their WeChat Account Management solution. 

 

WeChat Account Management is delivered and managed by The Charlesworth Group's Beijing-based digital marketing team. It will enable Karger Publishers to deepen their existing connection with their health sciences communities in China by providing localised and tailored content within a Karger-branded WeChat environment. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 02, 2020

The Charlesworth Group strengthens Hindawi partnership in China with digital marketing services

Leading open access publisher Hindawi has extended their partnership with The Charlesworth Group to include digital author marketing in China. 

 

The services provided by The Charlesworth Group form part of a holistic package of solutions across the entire publication journey to support Hindawi’s author engagement strategy in China. Through this partnership, The Charlesworth Group are now providing Hindawi with comprehensive digital marketing, including a new Chinese website and search marketing campaigns. Charlesworth have provided WeChat account management services and media monitoring to Hindawi since early 2018 and have recently begun offering Hindawi authors optional expert editing services through Charlesworth Author Services.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 27, 2020

The Writing journey: how to develop successful researcher writing habits

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

 

This means being able to:

 

  • Write up your research quickly and clearly;
  • Use clear and effective English so that your papers have a higher chance of passing editorial checks and peer-review;
  • Select appropriate wording so that native speakers can understand your meaning and the nuances of your research.
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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 27, 2020

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 October 23, 2020

What is the future for the Open Access movement and how does it impact you?

The Open Access movement aims to move scholarly publishing away from fee-based traditional publications and ultimately to outlets that are accessible to all free of charge. The movement began in the 1990s and resulted from a combination of factors including a pricing crisis for libraries and academic institutions, the evolution of the internet, and a rising demand for more content to be offered online. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 22, 2020

The role of Universities, Librarians, and Research Funders in promoting open access

Open access publishing is a priority for many researchers, but you may be surprised to find that it is also a priority for a wide variety of institutions and research support staff. In this post, we will discuss the role of universities, librarians, and research funders in promoting open access.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 21, 2020

How to identify and use Open Access databases in your research

There are many Open Access databases out there. These allow you to search for articles, journals, repositories, policies, books, images, and much more. An increasing number of universities, research institutions, and government agencies are creating Open Access databases with freely available materials online. So how do you find the best Open Access database to meet your needs and once you do, what are some tips for navigating the content? The following questions can help guide your choice of an Open Access database.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 20, 2020

What to Consider when Choosing an Open Access Outlet for your Article

Over the past fifteen years there has been a movement towards Open Access publishing. Open Access publishing describes a publishing model in which scholarly articles are freely accessible, with no barriers to accessing content. There are a number of advantages to sharing your work through Open Access journals. Unlike subscription-based publishing models, Open Access journals allow broad access to scholarly articles free of charge to the reader.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 19, 2020

Why should I publish in an open access journal?

Open access describes a publishing model in which scientific articles are freely available, with no barriers to accessing content. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 09, 2020

The Importance of the Cover Letter for Journal Submissions

 

Despite the prevalence of online submission systems for articles, the covering letter provides an additional means to tell the journal and its editors why they should consider your article. This is particularly important because the initial editor screening your paper, who is deciding if it warrants peer review, may not necessarily be an expert in your particular specialism. It is therefore essential that you provide a concise summary of what your research adds, and how it will contribute to the journal, in your covering letter. This is especially relevant to highly technical or niche papers.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 09, 2020

Writing Effective Grant Proposals: Why is your Research Important and Significant?

 

As a researcher, you know what questions you want to address and which problems you want to solve: the key hypotheses that you want to test and why these issues are important to you and your colleagues. One of the major barriers to writing successful funding applications is transferring your own passion for a particular research question to a wider audience: why should a funding agency or a set of reviewers find your research important and significant? Once early career researchers develop this essential persuasive skill, they can look forward to a successful academic career; after all, obtaining grant money is often one of the most important steps in getting any research project started.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 01, 2020

What is SCI and the Impact Factor?

What is SCI?

The Science Citation Index (now the Science Citation Index Expanded, or SCIE) is one of the core databases included in the products Web of Knowledge and Web of Science, owned by Clarivate. This was formerly owned by Thomson Reuters, who were acquired by Clarivate in 2016.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 01, 2020

How can I promote myself as an academic researcher?

The idea of promoting yourself can seem awkward.  However, with it becoming ever more competitive to secure positions and funding in academia, we all need to showcase our experience and achievements, and ensure that potential employers can see our best qualities.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 10, 2020

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.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 25, 2020

Rejection at the pre-peer review stage

As you know from the previous article, the quality of the manuscript is a decisive criterion for its screening in/out at the pre-peer review stage—that is, the initial editorial review. However, a manuscript may be rejected by the journal editors for a variety of reasons, including subject matter interest, and sometimes even simply pipeline management—namely, too many articles on the same topic. But, most typically, a preliminary editorial review aims at identifying whether the manuscript:

  1. sufficiently satisfies editorial guidelines of that journal;
  2. is likely to provide clear scientific contribution and implications for the domain in question; and 
  3. has some likelihood to be favourably evaluated by the journal’s peer reviewers.
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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 24, 2020

How to deal with revise and resubmit to an academic journal

As you already know, the quality of the manuscript is a decisive criterion for its screening in / out at the pre-peer review—preliminary editorial review, that is—stage. During an initial review, the journal editors generally aim at identifying whether the manuscript:

  1. sufficiently satisfies editorial guidelines of that journal;
  2. is likely to provide clear scientific contribution and implications for the domain in question; and 
  3. has some likelihood to be favourably evaluated by the journal’s peer reviewers.
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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 22, 2020

What are the Differences between Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review?

What are the Differences between Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review?

  • In single-blind peer review, only the reviewers are anonymous. Reviewers know the authors’ names and backgrounds, but authors don’t know those of the reviewers.
  • In double-blind peer review, both the authors and reviewers keep their anonymity. Only the editor knows the identity of all parties involved.
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