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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 20, 2020

Can Repetition be Useful in Academic Writing?

Many authors and researchers worry that their academic writing is too repetitive, but repetition can be a useful tool when used correctly. It is important in developing academic manuscripts, it can benefit readers, and is encouraged (in appropriate contexts) by editors and publishers.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2020

How to write an abstract

An abstract is a brief paragraph at the beginning of an academic paper that provides an overview of the article. Abstracts are often also included on posters or submitted to conferences as a way of applying to give a talk. Virtually all articles listed on indexing sites such as PubMed have a freely available abstract.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2020

How do I present data in an academic article?

One of the most important decisions you will make when writing an academic paper is how to present your data; that is, which data should be placed in tables, which data is best shown in figures, and how to make both of these display items as clear and as easy to interpret as possible. Presenting data in figures and tables instead of describing it in the text enables you to quickly and easily convey large amounts of complex information, and enhance and even accelerate reader understanding of your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 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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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 08, 2020

What are preprint servers, and why should I use them?

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 July 02, 2020

Open access journals: What do they mean for you?

Open access (OA) publishing is a relatively recent development in the scientific world, and describes a publishing model in which articles are freely available, unlike the more traditional model of scientific publishing which requires readers to pay to access articles.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 25, 2020

What is publication ethics?

There are a number of different topics that come under the heading ‘publication ethics’, all of which have to do with how researchers present their work to the wider scientific community. In this post, we will talk about a number of behaviors related to publication ethics.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2020

How do I select the best Journal for my research?

Selecting a journal to submit your newly written research paper to can seem like an overwhelming decision – but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog post, we will talk about a variety of factors that may influence your journal selection, so that you can feel more confident about your decision.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2020

Why include a cover letter with your paper submission to your target journal?

The cover letter is a frequently overlooked part of submitting a paper to a journal for consideration. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2020

Why format to a journal’s house style?

A journal’s ‘house style’ is the formatting of its published articles, such as the font size and style, headings used, reference style, etc.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 08, 2020

How to do good PhD research during lockdown

Almost everyone is dealing with new ways of working during the current pandemic and lockdown. While some enjoy more time at home, many PhD students, researchers and even established academics are facing diverse practical challenges in terms of carrying out research in isolation, or with very limited resources. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 08, 2020

What you can do when you can’t collect research data?

Going into lockdown is a tough enough challenge for most people, but all the more so for PhD students and researchers who have to pause or drastically amend their fieldwork or lab work. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 29, 2020

How to avoid plagiarism in academic writing

What is plagiarism?

Most researchers are already familiar with the concept of plagiarism, which is presenting someone else’s intellectual property – text, images, ideas, etc. – as your own.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 22, 2020

What is public engagement? Five key tips for successful public engagement with your research

Researchers are increasingly required to participate in public engagement and research communication activity. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 14, 2020

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 on May 07, 2020

How to find your best work rhythm as a PhD student

For many doctoral students, working on a PhD will be unlike any other academic or professional experience.

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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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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 24, 2020

How to Develop an excellent PhD supervisor relationship

The working relationship that a PhD student has with their supervisor can be the most important factor for determining the success and enjoyment of their doctoral journey. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 16, 2020

The art and science of successful grant writing

Winning funding has become a very important component of ‘success’ for researchers; academics are usually measured by universities and research institutes on the basis of their publications and grant income (to a greater or lesser extent depending on country).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 08, 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?

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