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By Dr Gareth Dyke on November 07, 2018

Received a rejection letter? Don’t take it to heart as this is not always what it seems

No one likes getting rejection letters. Sadly, however, these are a fact of academic life; papers sent out to journals and grant applications are more likely to be rejected than accepted (or funded), especially if you are doing what you should be doing and aiming high with initial manuscript submissions (trying to get your work published in the best possible journals).

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By Dr Gareth Dyke on November 07, 2018

The tricky issue of authorships I: Tips and pitfalls for Early Career Researchers

One of the many pitfalls potentially encountered by a young researcher is the issue of authorship on publications. How can this be managed?

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By Dr Gareth Dyke on September 25, 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 Gareth Dyke on September 14, 2018

The thorny issue of peer review: Should I remain anonymous?

One of the issues that is most often discussed in the context of peer review is anonymity; is it better and more effective for authors to know the names of their reviewers, or not?

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By Gareth Dyke on September 12, 2018

Snow White and the seven dwarfs (of peer review): An editor’s perspective

Read our blog to find out who the fairest peer reviewers of them all are, and why there are seven dwarfs within the peer review world.

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By Gareth Dyke on September 10, 2018

Tips for being an effective peer-reviewer

Perhaps you’ve recently been asked to review a paper for a journal? If so, read our blog where we give you some tips for being an effective peer-reviewer.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 06, 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.

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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 The Charlesworth Group on June 06, 2017

How to Cite Funding in Research

Funding, like many jobs, takes a long time to obtain. This is true for writing and individual funding grants, and for the amount of grant proposals required to secure funding.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 12, 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Your Literature Search

The ability to search effectively for literature is an important method 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 August 01, 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 August 01, 2017

Designing Your Research Question

Before you write up your research findings, your first objective will be to determine the actual research question that your article is designed to investigate and answer.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 29, 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 May 25, 2017

Reforming Research and Publication Methods

Reforming research and publication methods

Nature proposes a new type of research paper  to encourage researchers to strive for reliable and reproducible results rather than simply acceptance and publication in high-impact journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 25, 2017

Open Data: Concerns and Opportunities

Access to data is very important to researchers: read on to find out about the opportunities that open data provides and the concerns surrounding it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 25, 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 April 25, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Academic Publishing

Artificial intelligence is used increasingly in everday life. So what impact will it have in the workplace and in the scientific publishing industry?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 27, 2017

How to Avoid Article Retraction

We will look at some of the causes of article retractions, how you can prevent retractions and provide useful resources for further information.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 24, 2017

Our quality control ensures your paper is edited to the highest standard

Whilst many authors may know freelance editors or colleagues who can help them with their English language editing, here are just some of the benefits of using a professional editing service company.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 21, 2018

What has happened to Beall's List?

In recent weeks, Beall’s List of so-called predatory Open Access publishers has been taken down, leading to much discussion online as to why this has happened.

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