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Company News, Training Services and Author Publication Tips

By Charlesworth Author Services on August 23, 2019

Self-citation: What is it and should you try to avoid doing it?

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has highlighted the issue of extreme self-citation as one key form of citation manipulation that journals, editors, and publishers should address.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 20, 2019

When peer review goes wrong: How to communicate with your target journal

What if something unexpected happens to my manuscript? How can I fix and address issues and problems?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 16, 2019

Is ‘salami-slicing’ your academic research into ‘least publishable units’ the best strategy to advance your academic career?

Early in your academic career the best publishing strategy to adopt is one that ensures you develop a reputation as a reliable and effective researcher.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 13, 2019

Lost in translation? 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 August 02, 2019

Are Registered Reports the future of peer-review?

What if you could get your research design and methodology peer reviewed before you start with data collection?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2019

Terry Pratchett tells us how to survive Peer Review

Your next paper is more likely to pass successfully through peer review if the results and conclusions of your work are ‘as expected’.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 30, 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 July 24, 2019

The truth about your proof: The final stage of journal article production is a huge opportunity for authors

The final ‘proofing stage’ of research article production is a huge opportunity for authors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2019

Learn to put the ‘fun’ back into ‘research funding’ with Charlesworth Knowledge

One of the most difficult, challenging, and uncertain aspects of getting a research idea off the ground and turning it into an active project is paying for it. Charlesworth services can help you maximise your chances of successfully funding your research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2019

Who gets the CRediT? Authorship issues and fairness in academic writing

One of the trickiest and most controversial aspects of academic publishing is deciding ‘who did what’ during research article writing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 10, 2019

Lessons from the journal editorial office: Can I make changes to a paper once it’s been submitted?

Is it possible to make changes to an article once it's been submitted to a journal? Not really. Authorship is also very hard to change.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 04, 2019

Confused about Plan S and Open Access publishing? Don’t worry: You now have time

Plan S has now been delayed by a year, with the formal starting point for mandates now January 2021.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 02, 2019

Motivations to publish vary by career stage as well between researchers

Learn about why it's important to publish your academic research with Charlesworth Knowledge

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 01, 2019

One bad apple or a rotten barrel? Snow White and the seven dwarfs (of peer review) revisited

 

Is it really true that one rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel? In the case of peer review, yes. Charlesworth Knowledge peer review training can help you get the most out of this opportunity.

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 25, 2019

Enhance your academic reputation and connections with an ORCID iD

 

Do you have an ORCID researcher identification number? If not, then we recommend you get one

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 24, 2019

Make-or-break communication with journal editors: Why a well-written and effective ‘response to reviews’ document is important when submitting your paper to a journal

We provide an extensive series of training courses and documentation via our education service Charlesworth Knowledge to help you survive the peer review process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 19, 2019

Positive communication with a journal editor can make or break your submission: Why a well-written and effective ‘covering letter’ is important when submitting your paper to a journal

We are often asked at our Charlesworth Knowledge author training workshops: Why should I bother to write a ‘covering letter’ when submitting my paper to a journal?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 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 June 13, 2019

Tips from the editorial office: Ethics in peer review

A recent horror story from a journal editorial office highlights some of the ethical pitfalls of (non)constructive peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 12, 2019

Don’t just sit and wait for peer reviews to come back: Write to editors and get involved!

Write to an editor if you feel too much time has passed between submission and the return of reviews.

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