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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 01, 2020

Tips for identifying (and hopefully avoiding) ‘predatory’ journals

A predatory journal can be defined as a publishing outlet that is purely interested in taking your money and not interested in properly disseminating or publishing your work. Such journals advertise widely, often over email.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 26, 2020

Managing peer review as an early career researcher: Learning to communicate effectively with editors

Peer review is the cornerstone of academic publishing, the process by which research manuscripts submitted to journals are appraised. Based on the comments of ‘peer reviewers’, journal editors make decisions whether, or not, to accept articles for publication.

 

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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 candevelop and train yourself to be better at presenting your work and ideas.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 03, 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 03, 2020

How to target your research at high impact journals

In academic publishing, ‘aiming high’ means selecting a target journal with the best possible impact factor.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 21, 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 February 19, 2020

Effective communication during the manuscript submission process

Typically, academic authors tend to submit their articles to journals via online automated systems and then sit back and wait.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 11, 2020

How can I get everything done on time? Top tips for excellent time management

The demands of a PhD can often feel overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to hear of doctoral students being stressed and overworked.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 03, 2020

A simple guide to begin publishing during Your PhD

One of the best ways of sharing your research is by publishing your findings, innovative methodologies or original knowledge that you have created through your PhD. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 28, 2020

What are preprints and preprint servers for research papers?

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 January 22, 2020

Read, write, repeat: Finding the motivation to keep writing

In most cases, the written PhD thesis is the principal way of clearly and cohesively conveying all the elements of your research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 15, 2020

How to start writing from Day One of your PhD

What do I write? How do I start writing? Is my writing good enough? If you’ve found yourself asking these questions, you are not alone. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 10, 2020

Four top tips for making the most of your PhD

The PhD can often feel overwhelming to researchers who are just starting the journey.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 16, 2019

Understanding journal article processing charges (APCs): How much should you pay and why?

Academic research articles are published following one of two basic models, either ‘traditional’ or open access (OA).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 09, 2019

Publication ethics explained: What’s the difference between ‘image re-use’ and ‘fabrication?

Re-using an image from an earlier paper is re-publishing something that you, or another author, has previously used in an earlier article. This is possible, but requires permission in some form or another.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 02, 2019

Reference Citation: Including accurate citations and references in your research paper

Accurate citation is so important: ensure you’ve actually read a paper before citing it in your own work and be honest with your references.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 28, 2019

What are Open Access Creative Commons licenses and why do you need to know about them?

Most active researchers and academics these days are aware of the concept of open access (OA) publishing and how it works, even though recent scholarly surveys have shown that most remain confused about or simply unaware of how this model could be useful for them career-wise. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 21, 2019

Ethics in academic publishing: Understanding ‘gift’ authorships

Gift authorship’ is one of the most common kinds of unethical behaviour seen in academic publishing. In this practice, an author is added to a paper when they have not actually made a contribution to the work, perhaps to reward a collaborator, return a favour, or for some other gain. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 11, 2019

Gain key transferable skills with Charlesworth and enhance your employability inside and outside of academia

Did you know that less than ten percent of PhD students currently enrolled in the UK go on to work in academia after graduation? 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 11, 2019

What are Video Abstracts?

Video Abstracts are short 2-3 minute videos with voice-over that deliver the core message of your research output in a bite-sized, easily accessible format.

 

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