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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 November, 2016

Structure of academic journal articles IMRAD

During the course of the twentieth century, the structure and layout of academic research papers has become more standardized. The format commonly referred to as IMRAD now predominates, particularly in biomedical disciplines. However, many scientific disciplines use the same structure.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 24 January, 2017

When is the best time to send my paper for editing?

When is the best time to send my paper for editing in the submission process?  Should I address the structural issues first and then send it to you for review, or send it as it is?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 February, 2017

Should you write your paper in English, or should you translate your work?

Perhaps you wish to submit a paper to an English-language journal, but your first language is not English? Should you write your paper in English, or write it in your first language?   We offer a range of services for first-time and experienced academic authors, but how do you know what is best for you?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 April, 2017

Article Titles: The Do's and Don'ts

It goes without saying that the title is the first thing that readers will see and recent studies have confirmed quite how important titles really are.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 29 June, 2017

Writing Tip: Keep It Simple!

Many authors writing scientific papers, especially non-native English-speaking authors, feel that they need to use complex words to make their papers sound more impressive. However this is not the case.

 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 January, 2017

How to Use Tables and Figures in Academic Writing

Graphs and tables are great ways to represent your data in a clear way, making it easier for your readers to digest complex data. Yet, there are many misconceptions of how a graph, or table, should be presented. This is often the case for undergraduate essays, dissertations, postgraduate theses and academic papers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 September, 2017

Tools and resources to help you with your literature search

The ability to search effectively for literature is an important skill for any academic researcher, regardless of the stage of your career. Knowing how first to approach the search is key, but so is knowing which tools are available to you to make the process easier.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 June, 2018

What to Include in Your Acknowledgments Section

Most academic papers have many people who have helped in some way in the preparation of the written version or the research itself. This could be someone from a sponsoring institution, a funding body, other researchers, or even family, friends or colleagues who have helped in the preparation. These people need to be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section of the paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 September, 2018

Three useful tips for writing: How to beat the block

In addition to teaching you how to construct and write more effective scientific articles, Charlesworth Knowledge can also help you to prepare yourself to write.

 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 05 June, 2019

What’s the difference between a ‘review paper’ and a ‘regular article’? It seems easier to write and publish a ‘review paper’

The difference between a ‘review’ and a ‘regular’ research paper is one of the most common questions we are asked during our Charlesworth Knowledge paper writing workshops.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 June, 2019

Don’t be an academic Mozart: Write it down!

Many academics reach the ends of their careers with lots of ideas and tonnes of unfinished work. What happens to all these ideas? Often the answer is nothing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 30 July, 2019

Academic Writing – How Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds taught me to focus on the audience

It doesn’t matter what you think about your work. What’s actually important is how your readers, your colleagues and peers in your field perceive your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 13 August, 2019

The perils of using ‘machine translation’ in academic writing

Charlesworth Author Services provide a range of translation services married to expert English language editing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 September, 2019

A good tip to improve your English writing: Try to write for ten minutes a day

Try to write in English for just ten minutes each day!

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 October, 2020

Creating great academic papers: Enjoy writing and learn to engage your readers and editors

 Our goal as writers is to keep people interested and have fun!

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 May, 2019

Use Charlesworth Author Services Statistical Review Service to make sure the statistical analyses in your articles are above suspicion

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies and statistics. Did you know that, often, the toughest papers for journal editors to process are those that contain statistical analyses? 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 22 October, 2019

The most basic secret to successful academic paper writing: Structure

There is nothing magical about successfully writing and publishing academic papers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 February, 2020

Effective medical writing skills for researchers

Increasing volumes of new information are constantly added to the existing medical literature because of new research and data collection, as well as novel clinical experiences.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 April, 2021

The writing journey: how to develop successful researcher writing habits

This article discusses several ways – macro and micro – in which you can develop successful researcher writing habits.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

How to write a Methods section in your research paper

The Methods section is the part of a scientific paper that describes how the study was carried out. This section describes each technique that was used in the study and any relevant details about the materials, subjects, and so on. Some journals refer to this as the ‘Materials and Methods’ section, and some clinically-focused journals will refer to it as the ‘Patients and Characteristics’ section.

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