By Charlesworth Author Services on February 09, 2019

Managing rejection in academic publishing: The five stages of grief

Writing is a very creative process and so it’s normal to become emotionally invested in your work. How to manage rejection as an academic?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 20, 2019

When peer review goes wrong: How to communicate with your target journal

What if something unexpected happens to my manuscript? How can I fix and address issues and problems?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 07, 2019

Are you confused about peer review? It’s normal: Lots of early career researchers are in the same boat

Early career researchers almost never learn how to deal with peer review. Our webinars can help.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2019

Are Registered Reports the future of peer-review?

What if you could get your research design and methodology peer reviewed before you start with data collection?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 02, 2019

Terry Pratchett tells us how to survive Peer Review

Your next paper is more likely to pass successfully through peer review if the results and conclusions of your work are ‘as expected’.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 24, 2019

Make-or-break communication with journal editors: Why a well-written and effective ‘response to reviews’ document is important when submitting your paper to a journal

We provide an extensive series of training courses and documentation via our education service Charlesworth Knowledge to help you survive the peer review process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 06, 2019

Don’t just sit and wait for peer reviews to come back: Write to editors and get involved!

Write to an editor if you feel too much time has passed between submission and the return of reviews.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 11, 2019

Understanding the ‘Five Stages of Peer Review’

Charlesworth Knowledge provides a range of training services, including workshops and expert advice, aimed at helping you to become better at peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 26, 2019

‘Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm’

Academics experience more rejection than almost any other profession. Learn to manage this with Charlesworth Knowledge.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 28, 2019

What does a ‘revisions required’ editorial decision really mean? Learn from experience with Charlesworth Knowledge

Managing and responding to reviewer comments can be difficult. Our experts can help you decode the responses that come back from journals about your papers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 20, 2019

Positive peer review: Some tips and tricks

As part of our peer review training at Charlesworth Knowledge, we aim to help young researchers be as effective as possible when participating in this process. It can be daunting as well as flattering to receive a request from a journal to work on a paper; at the same time, how can you quickly and easily put together an effective set of comments to send back to an editor and be a ‘useful’ peer reviewer?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 08, 2019

Integrity in peer review: Learn to be effective, positive, and ethical with Charlesworth Knowledge

Acting as a peer reviewer is a serious responsibility, your chance to both evaluate (hopefully critically and positively) the research work of others in your field as well as to contribute to the development and overall quality of the scientific literature. We provide a range of training courses in this area at The Charlesworth Group through our education service, Charlesworth Knowledge, including how to carry out effective, positive, and ethical reviews of other peoples work.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2019

Received a rejection letter? Don’t take it to heart as this is not always what it seems

No one likes getting rejection letters. Sadly, however, these are a fact of academic life; papers sent out to journals and grant applications are more likely to be rejected than accepted (or funded), especially if you are doing what you should be doing and aiming high with initial manuscript submissions (trying to get your work published in the best possible journals).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 14, 2018

The thorny issue of peer review: Should I remain anonymous?

One of the issues that is most often discussed in the context of peer review is anonymity; is it better and more effective for authors to know the names of their reviewers, or not?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 09, 2018

Tips for being an effective peer-reviewer

Perhaps you’ve recently been asked to review a paper for a journal? If so, read our blog where we give you some tips for being an effective peer-reviewer.

 
 
 
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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 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 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 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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