By Charlesworth Author Services on 04 April, 2022

Best Practices for working in and maintaining a Wet Lab

Working in a wet lab is a potentially dangerous undertaking. It's therefore important that you know how to safely and productively work in a wet lab. This article offers some best practices to follow in a wet lab.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 04 April, 2022

Best Practices for working in and maintaining a Dry Lab

Dry labs occur in many disciplines, including biology, computer sciences and engineering. There are some things to be aware of when it comes to working in dry labs. This article provides some important considerations for usage and maintenance of dry labs.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 04 April, 2022

What to keep in mind when Setting up a Research Lab

Few researchers are awarded the opportunity to build a lab from the ground up. In this article, we outline some things to consider if you are setting up your own lab.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 05 April, 2022

Dealing with a Difficult Supervisor in research and academia

To many early-career researchers, their supervisor can appear difficult or unprofessional to deal with. This article discusses how you can deal with these situations.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 April, 2022

Formatting a manuscript for journal submission: Common Elements of Formatting

This article discusses formatting the various elements of a paper according to journal guidelines.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 April, 2022

Writing an Abstract: What to Include and Exclude

A well-written abstract should provide readers with all of the information they need to understand why the study was performed, how it was performed, what it showed and what it means, without any extraneous information to distract them from these points.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 April, 2022

Understanding and preparing a ‘PhD by Publication’

A PhD by publication is a mode of submission that allows the candidate to submit their body of published work created during their PhD as a thesis. This article discusses various considerations and challenges for preparing and submitting your PhD this way.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 13 April, 2022

Using Web of Science for your research and writing

A thorough literature search in the early stages of research holds the key to formulating a worthwhile research question. To hone in on the best sources for your literature search, it is important to use established bibliometric databases, such as Web of Science (WoS). This article discusses how to use the power of WoS for your research work.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 April, 2022

Understanding Author Affiliation and accurately mentioning it in different scenarios

In academic publishing, the affiliation of an author is the place (institution) at which the author conducted the research that they have reported / written about. This article explains the significance of affiliation and illustrates how to accurately mention your affiliation in different scenarios.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 April, 2022

How having a Biostatistician can help you at every stage of your research

High-quality biomedical research seeks to provide answers to clinically and experimentally relevant questions. To get the best out of their research, researchers need to engage a biostatistician in their research design. However, a biostatistician can also be of great help during the remaining stages of research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 April, 2022

What to do when there is Little Existing Literature on your research topic

Our job as researchers is to contribute to the growth in understanding of our world. However, you may one day find yourself in a situation one day where you are tasked with researching a topic about which there is little or no existing and available published literature. In this article, we discuss how to tackle this situation.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 April, 2022

Applying for a PhD: Personal Statement vs. Statement of Purpose

When applying for a PhD, you may be requested to submit either a personal statement or a statement of purpose (SoP), or possibly both. This article explains the similarities and differences between them and some pointers for how to write each.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 April, 2022

Applying for a PhD: How to write a Personal Statement

A personal statement is an important part of a PhD application package, which, also typically includes a research proposal, CV, transcripts and references. This article discusses several aspects of writing your personal statement for a PhD application, including the groundwork you need to do for writing the statement.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 April, 2022

Applying for a PhD: How to write a Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose (SoP) is the only personal document in most Master’s or PhD application packages. This article offers essential guidelines for writing an effective SoP.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 29 April, 2022

Writing a Conference Abstract: Key Components

This article provides some pointers on writing the key components of a conference abstract.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 06 May, 2022

Checklist for the Final Proofing Stage of a journal article

The proofing stage is more or less your last chance to ensure that all the important details of your paper are correct. This article provides a checklist for ensuring that your final proof and the soon-to-be published article are error-free.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 May, 2022

Removing the Stigma around Mental Health in academia

Academia, being the demanding and stressful environment that it is, can take a particularly immense toll on a researcher’s mental health, which can sometimes be difficult to address. This could be due to a number of reasons, but it’s time for us to reappraise academia’s relationship with mental health and openly approach these very real problems.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 May, 2022

Practising Self-Care as a Researcher

Academia can be a relentless environment. As a researcher, you encounter major stressors, which can take their toll over time. It is therefore especially important for you to take care of yourself.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 May, 2022

Understanding the Embargo Period and dealing with it as an Author and a Reader

An embargo in the context of academic publishing typically means a temporary stop or ban on disclosing information contained in a research paper. This article discusses ways to deal with the embargo period both as an author and as a reader.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 May, 2022

Understanding Co-authorship and managing it successfully

The multi-authored paper now represents the norm, especially in STEM publishing. With more authors, however, certain questions arise that need to be tackled. In this article, we discuss the various intricacies involved in co-authorship.

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