By Charlesworth Author Services on February 01, 2017

Should I write my paper in English, or should I translate my work?

Perhaps you wish to submit a paper to an English-language journal, but your first language is not English? Should you write your paper in English, or write it in your first language?   We offer a range of services for first-time and experienced academic authors, but how do you know what is best for you?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 24, 2017

When is the best time to send my paper for editing?

When is the best time to send my paper for editing in the submission process?  Should I address the structural issues first and then send it to you for review, or send it as it is?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 08, 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 November 09, 2016

Structure of academic journal articles IMRAD

During the course of the twentieth century, the structure and layout of academic research papers has become more standardized. The format commonly referred to as IMRAD now predominates, particularly in biomedical disciplines. However, many scientific disciplines use the same structure.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 08, 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 November 07, 2016

How to avoid plagiarism

Although plagiarism can refer to the intentional copying of others’ work, it is most often committed accidentally, as a result of incorrect referencing or citation.  Alternatively, a lack of awareness of previous studies can lead to plagiarism, and a failure even to reference one’s own work will cause problems of copyright.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 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 November 02, 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 November 01, 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 October 03, 2016

Article retractions

Retraction of published scientific articles is not a new phenomenon, but 2015 saw some notable examples affecting even large, high-profile publishers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 23, 2016

Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review

Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review, find out what are the main differences between the two. In single-blind peer review, only the reviewers are anonymous. Reviewers know the authors, but authors don’t know the reviewers.  In double-blind peer review, both the authors and reviewers keep their anonymity.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

Supplementary Data

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 September 06, 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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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 August 11, 2016

Why do 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 August 11, 2016

What Is 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 August 11, 2016

What is Self-Plagiarism?

Self-plagiarism is a worry to many authors and researchers. Often, they are unsure what self-plagiarism is or how to avoid it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 11, 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 February 18, 2016

Open Peer Review: What is it and what are the 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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