By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2021

Avoiding Plagiarism in Academic Papers

When you use other people’s ideas, writing, or work, and represent these as your own without giving the original authors proper credit, this is plagiarism. If you work with students, teaching or mentoring, you have likely warned them against the consequences of plagiarism. Many institutions have detailed policies about plagiarism, and clearly articulate the consequences of this for students, faculty and staff.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2021

How to choose an appropriate Journal for publishing

Choosing the appropriate journal for your paper is a very important step and worth your time and effort. If you submit your article to a journal that is not a good fit it will likely be sent back to you and often without any peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2021

What are the next steps if my academic paper is rejected?

Preparing and submitting academic papers is a big investment of time and intellectual effort. When you work hard on a paper, it is often discouraging to receive the news that it has been rejected. However, it is important to remember that more papers are rejected than the number accepted. The work you put into your paper submission is not wasted; think about this as a part of the academic publishing journey and use any feedback received for the next version of the paper. Don’t take the rejection as an indication that the research in your study is not of value. The questions and answers that follow can help you decide what next steps to take with your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2021

Best tips for building a research profile

As a researcher it is important to build a reputation and name recognition in your field. You want to share your research with others, and you want to demonstrate the impact of your publications. There are many reasons why researchers build a profile including, building their CV, networking with colleagues, sharing the results of their research, and being invited to participate in academic events and activities like keynote talks and serving on boards. For academics today having an online presence is very important. So here are some tips for building a research profile.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 16, 2021

What to pay attention to when submitting your article

Now you have written your article, received feedback from colleagues, and carried out editing, it is almost ready for submission. However, there are still several important factors to consider ahead of submission. In this article we will cover several key things you need to do and check.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 15, 2021

Career Planning and Job Hunting for Academics – A Quest for a New Life or a Frustrating Odyssey?

It is no secret that academia has become a more and more challenging career choice and the academic sector is far from the secure employer it was for some decades ago. Careers are shortening, competition over positions is intensifying, and the number of researchers who never appear as the first author of a publication is on the rise, according to a paper written by Milojević, Radicchi, and Walsh (2018). Whether you decide to play the game of academia or are on the lookout for a non-university job, you are facing the challenge of learning to package and market your skills and make some well-planned choices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Best tips for becoming a peer reviewer

There are several steps you can take as an academic to pave the way for a successful publishing career. Regularly reading journal articles in your field is invaluable. Co-authoring papers with colleagues is one way to experience the academic writing process without having to travel that journey alone. Seeking opportunities to write with more seasoned re-searchers, and avail of their mentoring, is a great way to hone your academic writing skills.  Another opportunity you should take advantage of is to serve as a peer reviewer for a journal and experience the review process. 

 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

What are the next steps once my article is accepted?

It is exciting to receive an email confirming that your paper has been accepted. And certainly, congratulations are in order: it is not easy to have a paper accepted for publication so you should feel proud. Unless your paper has been accepted without revision, which is rare, you still have some way to go towards achieving publication. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Choosing the right venue for sharing your research

There are many ways to share the results of your research. Building a profile as a researcher can help you to become more well known in the field, enhance the visibility of your work, and increase the number of researchers who read your work when it is published in journals. You can share information about your research through a professional website, Twitter, social media platforms such as LinkedIn and by maintaining a research blog.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Writing a compelling results and discussion section

In the results section of your academic paper, you present what you found when you conducted your analyses, whereas in your discussion section you explain what your results mean and connect them to prior research studies. In other words, the results section is where you describe what you did, and the discussion sections is where you describe what this means for the field.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 12, 2021

Writing a Strong Methods Section

The methods section is very straightforward to write, but it does require a lot of technical detail, so writing this section can be time-intensive. In this section, you describe how you conducted your study, and making sure that this section is clear and complete is of utmost importance to readers and reviewers. Journal reviewers will weigh this section heavily during the peer-review process, as will journal editors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 11, 2021

Common Writing Errors in Academic Writing

Writing errors are common across academic papers submitted for publication review. These can lead to a decision to reject, especially if they are prevalent throughout the submission. Even if these errors do not result in a rejection, they will result in significant revisions, which can be tedious and time-consuming.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 11, 2021

How do I develop a competitive research design?

Applying for grant funding is very competitive, especially when submitting research proposals. The research design section of the proposal narrative is central to a successful grant application. The research design and methods are the core of any research project and therefore have the largest impact score during the reviews. So, what are important things to consider when developing a competitive research design?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 1 - Introduction to Open Access

In this module we introduce you to what Open Access is and the history of Open Access. We will also compare traditional models of publishing to open access publishing. We discuss what are Open Science and Open Access, when did Open Access originate and what makes Open Access possible.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 2 - Open Access Publishing Models

In module two we explore different open access publishing models and provide you with guidelines for choosing a model for your academic papers or books. It gives a better understanding of which OA Model to choose, what should you consider while choosing the best OA Journal for yourself and what resources exist that could guide you.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 3 - Benefits and Challenges of Open Access

In Module Three we discuss Benefits and Challenges of Open Access for academics, institutions and organizations and we will also look at some of the policies at funding agencies and institutions.
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 4 - Copyright and Licensing under Open Access

Module Four is based on Copyright and Licensing under Open Access. Here we will look at the copyright issues with open access and explore different licenses available under open access

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Understanding Open Access- Module 5 - Recent Developments and Future Directions

In Module 5 we will share recent developments that have occurred around the world with Open Access as well as some future directions.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Conducting a literature review

The goal of the theoretical framework, or literature review for your paper is to present and synthesize research that other researchers have conducted and provide an explanation of how your study connects to other research on this topic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 10, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: How to write and structure your academic article for publication - Module 15: Increase visibility and track your impact

This module provides guidelines for increasing visibility, measuring and tracking impact.

 

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