By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

How can I produce compelling data visualisations?

Research produces data, and as researchers, we develop the skills to interpret it and draw out the details, the trends, and the correlations, that are of interest.  For a wider audience, we need to present the data in a way that makes these important points as clear as possible.  Publishing in a journal, readers don’t want to have to wade through all the data to see whether the arguments stand up.  When writing for a general audience, it’s even more important to present data in an easily digested manner.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

How can I transcribe quickly and accurately?

If you’re running interviews or focus groups as part of your research, you’re going to end up with plenty of audio, or perhaps video, which needs transcribing.  If you’ve ever tried transcription, you’ve probably found it can take a surprisingly long time, and there are inevitably bit of audio which you find yourself puzzling over – what exactly was that word?  Who was speaking then?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

How can I take effective research notes?

At some point, we all take notes for our research.  It might be jotting down the results of experiments, pulling out the key points from a text, or setting out the key points made by a speaker at a conference.  You might already have excellent note-taking skills, but it’s easy to miss something important, or end up with notes that make little sense when you return to them months or even years later.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

Increase the impact of your research: Basic Broadcasting Tips for academic researchers

In recent years, there has been a big focus on researchers being able to demonstrate the impact of their research.  One great way to get your research out there, or to have an input into the public dialogue around your field of interest, is to appear on television or radio.

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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 29, 2020

The Charlesworth Group partners with ICE Publishing to provide WeChat Account Management Service

LONDON: 29th June 2020: ICE Publishing has chosen China experts The Charlesworth Group for their WeChat Account Management solution. The relationship was established eight years ago with sales representation in China and since 2018 Charlesworth has provided editorial and publication support services to ICE Publishing authors. 

 

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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 24, 2020

The Charlesworth WeChat Gateway is shortlisted for the prestigious ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing 2020

The Charlesworth Group are delighted to announce that the Charlesworth WeChat Gateway has been shorlisted as one of the finalists for the prestigious 2020 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. Applications for the award were open to any new development, product, service or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The Charlesworth WeChat Gateway submission aimed to demonstate originality and innovation, significance and value to the STM publishing community, utility and long-term viability

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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 15, 2020

The Charlesworth Group and the Royal Society of Chemistry strengthen their partnership by offering authors language editing and publication support services

LONDON May 2020: The Royal Society of Chemistry has selected The Charlesworth Group to provide English language editing and publication support services in Chinese and English local language as part of an exclusive, enhanced service to their science community. 

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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 on August 06, 2020

Aries Systems and The Charlesworth Group Partner to Enable Access to Editorial Manager® through the Chinese Social Media App WeChat

London 8th June 2020: Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions supplier to the scholarly publishing community, is pleased to announce their partnership with The Charlesworth Group.

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