By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 February, 2016

Understanding Open Peer Review and its benefits

Open peer review (OPR) is a relatively new way of reviewing work before publication, but what exactly does it entail?

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By The Charlesworth Group on 11 July, 2016

NSB Science & Engineering Indicators 2016

The NSB Science & Engineering Indicators 2016 report reveals that authors based in the US were responsible for 18.8% of global scientific output in 2015, while China-based authors accounted for 18.2%.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 August, 2016

Why some journals ask authors to suggest reviewers

With scientific research becoming increasingly specialized, it can be difficult for journals to find experts to carry out peer review. Asking authors to suggest their own reviewers can therefore be mutually beneficial: journals save time and resources searching for an appropriate reviewer, and the author can support this process by providing contacts from their network.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 August, 2016

Understanding the stages of peer review

Peer review acts as a quality check on academic literature, defined as ‘a formal system whereby a piece of academic work is scrutinised by people who were not involved in its creation but are considered knowledgeable about the subject’. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 August, 2016

Avoiding Self-plagiarism in academic writing

Plagiarism is easy to understand in most cases as the use of data, text or figures in your own work from another paper without appropriate citation, and is actually not especially common in academic publishing. Self-plagiarism, however, is much less well-understood by authors. This article discusses common ways in which self-plagiarism can occur and tips to avoid it.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 06 September, 2016

New China Journals Report

The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce the publication of the PA Market Report: China Journals, published by The Publishers Association and co-authored by Xiaoying Chu and international consultant Professor Paul Richardson.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 06 September, 2016

The Charlesworth Group to represent Frontiers in China

The Charlesworth Group is pleased to announce its partnership with Frontiers to provide language editing services for its authors globally, coupled with local office support in China. 

 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 September, 2016

Submitting Supplementary Data with your manuscript

Procedures for the submission and publication of supplementary data, or supplementary information (SI) may differ from publisher to publisher. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 November, 2016

Preparing references and citations

Making reference to – citing – published research within scientific articles and books is intrinsic to the process of showing the context of your own research in relation to previously published material.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 November, 2016

Tips on using figures and tables

There are many compelling reasons to include tables and/or figures in journal articles. We review some considerations and tips to ensure that you have the best chance of utilizing these elements to full advantage in your journal submission.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 November, 2016

Responding to editor decision letters and reviewers' comments

Submitting your article to a journal is only the first step in the process to getting published.  In the vast majority of cases, papers will require at the very least some further changes or review based on the feedback from the journal editor and reviewers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 November, 2016

Understanding and avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism involves a failure to credit another’s work or ideas, including data, word-for-word quotations, paraphrasing, methodology when conducting an experiment, and even music, images and other media forms.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 08 November, 2016

The Charlesworth Group to provide editing and education services to KingYee Technology

The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce its partnership with KingYee Technology based in Beijing, China. Under this arrangement, Charlesworth will provide scientific editing services and a full package of educational services and outreach.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 November, 2016

Dos and Don'ts for writing your scientific article as per the IMRAD Structure

In recent years, the structure and layout of academic research papers has become more standardised. The format commonly referred to as IMRAD now predominates, particularly in biomedical disciplines. This article provides guidelines for writing your paper according to the IMRAD structure.

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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 27 March, 2017

Simple measures to avoid an Article Retraction

This article looks at some of the causes of article retractions and how you can prevent retractions.

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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 25 April, 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 25 May, 2017

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 The Charlesworth Group on 30 May, 2017

Charlesworth Author Services to partner with AIP Publishing

Charlesworth Author Services, a division of The Charlesworth Group, is delighted to announce a new partnership with AIP Publishing to provide language editing and publication support services.

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