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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.

Tune in to our bitesize webinar to learn more.

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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 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services on May 25, 2021

Is preprint 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 The Charlesworth Group on June 21, 2021

Charlesworth supports Researcher app users in China through an integrated WeChat experience

The Charlesworth Gateway is a dedicated platform that creates an enhanced experience for authors, by integrating STM publishing tools into WeChat. Charlesworth’s unique platform has now successfully integrated Researcher app, delivering personalised notifications to Researcher’s China-based users. 

Researcher has over two million users around the world, who engage with over 18,000 peer-reviewed journals, preprints, conference proceedings and industry content on the app. With over 25% of their users based in China, the ability to receive regular notifications through WeChat will help these researchers to monitor the latest research articles they need to read. Through this intuitive functionality, Charlesworth aims to increase Researcher’s China-based users’ use of, and engagement with, the Researcher app. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 13, 2021

Is the h-index better than the impact factor?

Two of the most well-known and widely used journal quality metrics are the impact factor and the h-index. How do you decide which of these metrics to rely on when choosing a journal? The first step is understanding what each of these metrics is and what it tells you about the journal.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 14, 2021

What is the difference between ESCI and SCIE?

According to Clarivate, 28 different criteria are used to evaluate journals and decide whether they will be included in the ESCI or the SCIE. Overall, 24 of these criteria relate to quality, while the remaining four relate to impact. Journals that meet the quality criteria are included in the ESCI, whereas journals that meet both the quality criteria and the impact criteria are listed in the SCIE.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 14, 2021

Four traits of every successful PhD student

If you are thinking or starting a PhD, you probably have the intellectual acumen and academic skills needed for advanced study – but intelligence isn’t everything. In this article, we’ll discuss the additional soft skills and qualities needed for PhD success.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2021

Five important things to know about doing a PhD

This article is for anyone who is thinking about pursuing a PhD but is still feeling unsure why they’re choosing this path or what will be expected of them. We discuss five key aspects of doctoral research that all applicants should consider carefully before embarking on a PhD.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2021

What makes a PhD different from taught degrees?

If you are thinking of doing a PhD or just about to start one, you may be wondering how different doctoral study will be from your previous degrees and how to prepare for it. To help you get a step ahead, in this article, we’ll outline some of the key differences between a PhD and postgraduate taught programmes.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2021

At what score can a journal be considered a top journal in any discipline?

Generally speaking, to determine which journals in your field are considered top journals, you should look at the distribution of scores for all journals in the field (whether by impact factor, h-index, or some other metric). This will give you an idea of how the journals within a field compare to one another.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 24, 2021

Different types of scientific papers

There are several different types of scholarly publications, which vary by discipline. Not all journals publish every type of scholarly article. Understanding how different types of papers are written and how they are reviewed will help you decide which type of paper you can publish.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 26, 2021

Who retains the copyright to a published article?

Intellectual property (IP) includes patents, copyright, database rights and trademarks. As a researcher who works as part of an institution, and as such is financially supported by the institution, there are typically policies that govern who owns the IP related to your research. It is important to know these policies.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 26, 2021

What are the different classifications followed by journals?

Researchers aim to publish in top-tier and high-ranking journals. So it is important for them to know how a journal is classified and ranked. This helps them when choosing a journal to which they will submit their work.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2021

Four myths about doing a PhD

There are many popular but untrue myths floating around the academic community about what the PhD experience actually entails. In this article, we’ll visit and redress four common misconceptions about doing a PhD.

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