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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 Charlesworth Author Services on August 26, 2021

Understanding alternative research metrics

As scholarship has moved online and Open Access has gathered momentum, there is growing consensus that alternative metrics are needed. A variety of research metrics are currently used, and the number of different metrics is growing every day.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 06, 2021

How to adapt scientific writing for blogs

Blog posts are short, easy reads usually intended for non-specialist audiences. Because of their short format, it can be a challenge to distil the main essence of a large topic into only a few hundred words, so here are some tips on how to break down this task and what to look out for.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 06, 2021

Writing about complex scientific concepts in simple, accessible language

Writing about complex science can be challenging, especially when you’re used to speaking to other professionals in your field every day, where a common understanding of the language you use is taken for granted. Here, we discuss some helpful tips around what to do, and what not to do.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 06, 2021

From innovation to commercialisation: how to present your research to industry

Commercialisation of innovative ideas and technologies is an often-necessary step to having real impact, but can be a daunting prospect, especially as an academic researcher. Here, we discuss how to present research to industry, whether it’s to establish collaborative partnerships or seek investment.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 16, 2021

Working with the media to disseminate your research

If you would like to gain even greater exposure for your research and aspire to share your work as widely as possible with the public, you will want to consider working directly with mainstream media channels. Read on to learn some effective ways to start working with the media.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 16, 2021

How to effectively share your research on social media

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 21, 2021

How to communicate with industry and practitioners: Creating user guides and technology summaries

While academics are happy to talk about ideas and concepts, industry specialists require practical, concise information. In this article, we discuss how to approach communications like user guides and technology summaries.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 22, 2021

Avoiding common pitfalls in writing about your research to the general public

Whether it is for a university open day, an outreach event or a regular research group newsletter for interested subscribers, your goal is to engage the public in a clear and concise manner. This article explores a few common pitfalls that occur when communicating your research with the general public, offering advice on how to avoid them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 22, 2021

Pitching and writing scientific articles for mainstream media

As a thought leader in your field, you will have made findings and hold opinions on certain topics that will affect the general public. It is not unusual, therefore, to be approached by mainstream publications, or to have the impulse to pitch an article to a magazine, in order to bring your expertise into a wider conversation. Let’s discuss some things to bear in mind in this situation.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 23, 2021

Scientific writing tips for outreach programmes

Academics are sometimes afforded the opportunity to take part in outreach programmes. Usually, the target audience are schoolchildren and young adults. It can be challenging to create engaging content for an outreach programme, so here are a few tips to get you on your way.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: How to write and structure your academic article for publication - Module 15: Increase visibility and track your impact

This module provides guidelines for increasing visibility, measuring and tracking impact.

 

Tune in to our bitesize webinar to learn more.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 27, 2017

Academic Repositories: What are they?

A ‘repository’ is where items (or data) are stored. A digital repository is a place for storing any documents, files or data online. So, what is an academic repository?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Choosing the right venue for sharing your research

There are many ways to share the results of your research. Building a profile as a researcher can help you to become more well known in the field, enhance the visibility of your work, and increase the number of researchers who read your work when it is published in journals. You can share information about your research through a professional website, Twitter, social media platforms such as LinkedIn and by maintaining a research blog.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 08, 2020

Understanding and using preprint servers

Preprint servers are online archives of papers that have not yet been subjected to peer review. Most preprint servers enable researchers to upload draft versions of a manuscript prior to submitting it to a more traditional peer-reviewed journal. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 28, 2020

Introduction to preprints

A preprint is a research article draft completed prior to publication that is then publicly shared by the author(s) prior to, or after, formal journal-controlled peer review, but before publication. Preprints are documents that are often not typeset or built into online content.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2020

Using Podcasts to create research impact

One of our goals at Charlesworth Author Services is to help you ensure that you get your message across in your papers and that your writing and content is memorable.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2020

How to give a great academic conference presentation: Tips and tricks

One key part of academic development is developing the skills to give great conference presentations. These are skills that can be learned; although some people are naturally talented public speakers, you can develop and train yourself to be better at presenting your work and ideas.

 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 05, 2020

How do I write an effective conference abstract?

Almost every PhD student and ECR will attend a conference at some point in their research career, not just as a participant but to present papers as well.

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