By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 October, 2020

The future for the Open Access movement and how it impacts you

The open access movement aims to move scholarly publishing away from fee-based traditional publications and ultimately to outlets that are accessible to all free of charge. The movement began in the 1990s and resulted from a combination of factors including a pricing crisis for libraries and academic institutions, the evolution of the internet and a rising demand for more content to be offered online. 

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By The Charlesworth Group on 02 November, 2020

The Charlesworth Group strengthens Hindawi partnership in China with digital marketing services

Leading open access publisher Hindawi has extended their partnership with The Charlesworth Group to include digital author marketing in China. 

 

The services provided by The Charlesworth Group form part of a holistic package of solutions across the entire publication journey to support Hindawi’s author engagement strategy in China. Through this partnership, The Charlesworth Group are now providing Hindawi with comprehensive digital marketing, including a new Chinese website and search marketing campaigns. Charlesworth have provided WeChat account management services and media monitoring to Hindawi since early 2018 and have recently begun offering Hindawi authors optional expert editing services through Charlesworth Author Services.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 27 November, 2020

IOP Publishing partners with the Charlesworth Group to integrate article tracking feature into WeChat

The Charlesworth Group is pleased to announce that IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) article tracking feature ‘track my article’ has been integrated into WeChat using its proprietary WeChat Gateway product. 

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 December, 2020

Understanding open access Creative Commons licenses

Even though the open access publishing concept is relatively straightforward – research articles and associated data become freely available for all to download once published online – ECRs nevertheless remain confused about specifics. One area of particular confusion is the issue of copyright and permissible re-use of content under an open access publishing model.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 December, 2020

Tips for Identifying (and hopefully avoiding) Predatory Journals

The cost-to-publish open access model has sadly led to a dramatic rise in predatory publishers running predatory journals. They are journals that are only interested in taking your money. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 December, 2020

How do I know when I have enough material for my thesis?

For many PhD candidates, the doctoral thesis will be the largest piece of work they will have produced. It can therefore be difficult to ascertain exactly how much work you need to do for it. PhD students often ask, for example, how much data is sufficient for a thesis or how much they need to read and include in their writing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 December, 2020

Why does my research look so different to my colleagues’?

Although the nature of PhD research and study is very different from other taught degrees, and our individual progress and results vary widely, it is still common for PhD students to compare the progress and results of their work with others.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 December, 2020

How to do your PhD when another researcher has published similar results

Imagine the horror of sitting in a conference and seeing another researcher present a paper that sounds almost exactly like your PhD research. Or, you pick up a journal article only to discover that it discusses very similar results to yours and has tested a hypothesis and asked research questions that sound exceptionally familiar...

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By The Charlesworth Group on 10 December, 2020

AIP Publishing renews partnership with The Charlesworth Group for author services

The Charlesworth Group and AIP Publishing have renewed their partnership where Charlesworth provides exclusive language editing services on behalf of AIP Publishing. These services, available to all authors in the scientific community, are delivered as a white-label solution and are offered on both English and Chinese-language sites.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 14 December, 2020

What to do when you encounter problems with your data

No matter how organised we are, the best laid plans can sometimes still go awry. Encountering various problems with data, during both data collection and analysis, is quite common among PhD students but no matter how frustrating it can seem, there is usually a way around these issues.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 14 December, 2020

How to respond to negative, unexpected data and results

It’s every researcher’s worst nightmare: Your data isn’t yielding the results you had expected, or your data is showing ‘negative’ results that completely negates your research aims and contradicts your hypotheses.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 17 December, 2020

The Charlesworth Group and Researcher agree new strategic partnership for the Chinese market

The Charlesworth Group is excited to announce a new strategic partnership in China with Researcher. Under this partnership, The Charlesworth Group will provide Researcher with a package of digital marketing support services, market insight and advertising sales collaboration to support the growth of Researcher app in China. Researcher has over 1.8m users, with 30% of the active userbase s in China and is looking to accelerate its growth rate in this market. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 03 January, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Module 4:How to brand yourself as a researcher - Maximising the reach and dissemination of your research

Through this bitesize webinar learn about why you need to maximise the reach of your research; how to measure the reach of your research and develop your brand as a researcher.

 

Tune in to our webinar to learn more.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 January, 2021

A clinical psychologist discusses: Facts you never knew about Mental Health in Academia

As a clinical psychologist who obtained my degree while working a full-time day job and is now working part-time in career coaching while devoting rest of my time to paper-writing endeavours, I have seen both sides of the coin. And that coin is made of pressure, competition, rejections, unstable work environments, poorly paid temporary jobs, conflicting and competing work demands and a working culture that rewards working around the clock.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 12 January, 2021

Future Science Group chooses The Charlesworth Group for their WeChat Account Management solution

Future Science Group, has chosen The Charlesworth Group for their WeChat Account Management solution. The Charlesworth Group is the leading sales and marketing agency specialising in providing digital marketing and social media services to STM publishers in China. Charlesworth’s dedicated team is made up of experienced digital marketing specialists, who have expert knowledge of launching and developing new WeChat accounts in the STM space. Charlesworth will support Future Science Group in creating a dedicated author community within WeChat for their China-based authors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 January, 2021

Choosing an Appropriate Quantitative Research Design

Research design refers to how the study was conducted and outlines detailed plans and procedures for how the study will be conducted.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 January, 2021

Statistics and data presentation: Understanding Effect Size

Effect size is not the same as statistical significance: significance tells you how likely it is that a result is due to chance, and effect size tells you how important the result is.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 January, 2021

Four common statistical test ideas to share with your academic colleagues

As researchers, one task we are all engaged in is choosing the appropriate statistical test for our analysis and data. Choosing the appropriate test is key since our findings, interpretations, and recommendations will be based on the analyses we conduct.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 January, 2021

Statistics and data presentation: Understanding Variables

All science is about understanding variability in different characteristics, and most characteristics vary, hence we call the characteristics that we are studying ‘variables'. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 January, 2021

How to avoid the Common Pitfalls when navigating the Grant Application process

Writing a competitive grant proposal is time-intensive and challenging, especially when you are applying to a competitive grant program. The tips in this article serve to highlight some of the pitfalls that catch us out when first embarking on writing a grant proposal.

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