By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 September, 2020

How do I use correct punctuation when I write my research paper in English?

Using punctuation in English-language academic writing is important to help ensure that your intended meaning is conveyed as clearly as possible. In addition, using punctuation correctly gives readers (including journal editors) a good impression of the quality of the paper, which can affect the perception of the quality of a study. In this post, we will talk about some of the common mistakes and misunderstandings around punctuation in English paper writing and how to avoid them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 September, 2020

How to Shortlist and Organise the results of your Literature Search

Once you have performed your initial literature search and are satisfied with the list of references that you have retrieved, the next step is to evaluate this list of potentially relevant papers in more detail to determine which are most pertinent to your topic of interest. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 September, 2020

Reasons for withdrawing an academic article

Withdrawing an academic article means asking a journal to stop considering the article for publication at any point prior to its actual publication. This means that the article will no longer proceed through the peer review process, will not be published, and becomes the authors’ “property” once again, to revise and/or resubmit elsewhere if desired.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 September, 2020

All about Article Retraction in academic publishing

Retraction is removing an article from the scientific record at any point after its publication. Articles can be retracted for a wide range of reasons, from unintentional errors to a variety of ethical misconduct. This article discusses the reasons an article may need to be retracted and the process for requesting, investigating and proceeding with a retraction.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 18 September, 2020

Charlesworth Author Services partners with Portland Press Limited to offer authors editing and publication support services

London, September 2020: Portland Press Limited has partnered with Charlesworth Author Services to provide Portland Press’ global biosciences author community with English language editing and publication support services through English and Chinese local-language web portals. Portland Press is the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society and publishes both journals and books in cellular and molecular life sciences.  Charlesworth currently provide Portland Press with sales representation in China.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 September, 2020

The Importance of Peer Review

Peer review is the process where an academic author’s work is subjected to the examination of other experts in the same field as part of the journal publication process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 22 September, 2020

Differences between Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review

In single-blind peer review, only the reviewers are anonymous. Reviewers know the authors’ names and backgrounds, but authors don’t know those of the reviewers. In double-blind peer review, both the authors and reviewers keep their anonymity. Only the editor knows the identity of all parties involved.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 24 September, 2020

How to deal with revise and resubmit to an academic journal

As you already know, the quality of the manuscript is a decisive criterion for its screening in / out at the pre-peer review—preliminary editorial review, that is—stage. During an initial review, the journal editors generally aim at identifying whether the manuscript:

  1. sufficiently satisfies editorial guidelines of that journal;
  2. is likely to provide clear scientific contribution and implications for the domain in question; and 
  3. has some likelihood to be favourably evaluated by the journal’s peer reviewers.
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 September, 2020

How to handle (and even benefit from) article rejection

A manuscript may be rejected by the journal editors for a variety of reasons, including subject matter interest, and sometimes even simply pipeline management—namely, too many articles on the same topic. This article discusses ways to handle and even benefit from manuscript rejection.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 October, 2020

Understanding the SCI and the Impact Factor

The Science Citation Index (now the Science Citation Index Expanded, or SCIE) is one of the core databases included in the products Web of Knowledge and Web of Science, owned by Clarivate. This was formerly owned by Thomson Reuters, who were acquired by Clarivate in 2016.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 October, 2020

Creating great academic papers: Enjoy writing and learn to engage your readers and editors

 Our goal as writers is to keep people interested and have fun!

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By The Charlesworth Group on 03 October, 2020

Cabells Scholarly Analytics appoints The Charlesworth Group as their sales partner in China

LONDON 10th March 2020: The Charlesworth Group has been appointed as the sales representative in China for Cabells, The Whitelist and The Blacklist subscription databases.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 October, 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 09 October, 2020

Writing effective Grant Proposals: Why your research is important and significant

As a researcher, you know what questions you want to address and which problems you want to solve: the key hypotheses that you want to test and why these issues are important to you and your colleagues. One of the major barriers to writing successful funding applications is transferring your own passion for a particular research question to a wider audience: why should a funding agency or a set of reviewers find your research important and significant? Once early career researchers develop this essential persuasive skill, they can look forward to a successful academic career; after all, obtaining grant money is often one of the most important steps in getting any research project started.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 October, 2020

How to write a Cover Letter for submission

The cover letter provides an additional means to tell the journal and its editors why they should consider your article. It is therefore essential that you provide a concise summary of what your research adds, and how it will contribute to the journal, in your cover letter. This article provides tips on writing an effective cover letter along with a template.

 

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By The Charlesworth Group on 11 October, 2020

Karger Publishers partners with The Charlesworth Group for WeChat Account Management solution in China

LONDON: 9th November 2020: One of the leading publishers in health sciences, Karger Publishers, has chosen The Charlesworth Group for their WeChat Account Management solution. 

 

WeChat Account Management is delivered and managed by The Charlesworth Group's Beijing-based digital marketing team. It will enable Karger Publishers to deepen their existing connection with their health sciences communities in China by providing localised and tailored content within a Karger-branded WeChat environment. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 October, 2020

Advantages and disadvantages of publishing in open access journals

Open access describes a publishing model in which scientific articles are freely available, with no barriers to accessing content. This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of publishing in open access journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 October, 2020

What to consider when choosing an open access outlet for your article

Over the past fifteen years there has been a movement towards Open Access publishing. Open Access publishing describes a publishing model in which scholarly articles are freely accessible, with no barriers to accessing content. There are a number of advantages to sharing your work through Open Access journals. Unlike subscription-based publishing models, Open Access journals allow broad access to scholarly articles free of charge to the reader.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 October, 2020

How to identify and use open access databases in your research

There are many open access databases out there. These allow you to search for articles, journals, repositories, policies, books, images and much more. So how do you find the best open access database to meet your needs, and once you do, what are some tips for navigating the content? This article guides you on your choice of an open access database.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 22 October, 2020

The role of Research Funders, Librarians and Universities in promoting open access

Open access publishing is a priority for many researchers, but you may be surprised to find that it is also a priority for a wide variety of institutions and research support staff. This article discusses the role of research funders, librarians and universities in promoting open access.

 

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