By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 July, 2022

Practical tips for Publishing and Promoting your Thesis

Many PhD students don’t manage to publish their findings during their PhD, but are encouraged to do so after completion of their project. This articles provides some practical tips for publishing and promoting your thesis.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 July, 2022

How to write an effective PhD Prospectus

The PhD prospectus is an academic document usually demanded in American university systems. It is mostly associated with PhD programmes.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 28 July, 2022

Preparing the Perfect PhD Application Package

The PhD application package usually requires that you prepare a number of possible documents. Regardless of which items are required, you should consider all the documents as components contributing to a whole application. These components, when reviewed together, should be able to effectively convey your motivation for researching a particular topic at a specific institution.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 August, 2022

WEBINAR: (Academic Writing Month 2022) How to Write Your Literature Review

In this webinar organised for Academic Writing Month 2022, watch our experts share tips on how to write your literature review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 03 August, 2022

Responding to a Disproven or Failed Research Hypothesis

When meeting with a disproven or failed hypothesis, after having expended so much time and effort, precisely how should researchers respond? Responding well to a disproven or failed hypothesis is an essential component to scientific research. This article explores common reasons why a hypothesis fails, as well as specific ways you can respond and lessons you can learn from this. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 August, 2022

Manuscript Withdrawal versus Article Retraction and Self-Retraction

Withdrawals and/or retractions can negatively impact your reputation as a researcher, which is why it is important to avoid them and keep your publication pipeline healthy and productive.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 August, 2022

WEBINAR: (Academic Writing Month 2022) Avoiding Common Academic Writing Errors

In this webinar organised for Academic Writing Month 2022, watch our experts share tips and strategies on how to avoid common academic writing errors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 August, 2022

Practical steps to take if you have Mistakenly Submitted to a Predatory Journal

Occasionally, researchers inadvertently submit their articles to predatory journals. Here, we consider some scenarios that you might find yourself in, and suggest some steps that you can take in each case.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 August, 2022

Understanding and responding to a Journal Transfer decision

If your submission is not accepted by your first-choice journal, that journal’s editor can refer the paper to another publication which they think would be more suitable. This is known as journal transfer or transfer cascade.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2022

Basics of writing and publishing a Monograph

An academic monograph agree is generally a single-authored, scholarly contribution of professional research on a specific topic or aspect of a topic. This article explains the reasons and considerations for writing and publishing a monograph.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 August, 2022

Establishing a Start-up as a Researcher

Many researchers work towards commercial avenues to realise the potential of their technology. Here, we discuss ways to begin - and some things to consider on - your start-up journey.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 August, 2022

Biases at Different Stages of Research – and ways to avoid them

Every step of research — from conception to publication — is prone to bias. Thus, it is imperative to understand the various forms and flavours of bias so that you can avoid them and produce verifiable, replicable and reliable research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 August, 2022

Considerations and skills for becoming a Science Communicator

Many scientists engage with the public while they are still immersed in their research. However, if you are thinking of becoming a full-time communicator, you’ll need to know a few things to get started.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 24 August, 2022

Skills needed for Applied Research

In applied research, you will likely deal directly with the subjects that your work will impact. A certain set of skills is needed to thrive in such a field, some of which we will uncover in this article.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 August, 2022

Your point of view: Writing Perspective, Opinion and Commentary articles

Academic writing isn’t just scientific; it can also be about expressing your views on a topic or field of interest. Journal articles that come in this category of ‘viewpoint writing’ include perspective articles, opinion articles and commentary articles. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 29 August, 2022

How to deal with Conflicting Peer Review Comments

At times, authors can be pulled in different directions in terms of revising their manuscripts in the light of the comments from reviewers. This article offers you some tips on how to handle this situation and respond to the reviews effectively.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 30 August, 2022

Minimising or avoiding Bias during Peer Review

Peer review is meant to be a neutral, impartial assessment of the novelty, rigour and scientific merit of a study. Any deviation from objectivity in academic peer review is considered biased peer review. Biased peer review compounds other biases.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 30 August, 2022

How Peer Review Experience helps ECRs – and how to get started

With the rapidly increasing volumes of submissions today, timely peer review depends on a diverse and readily available reviewer pool. Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are a valuable resource to tap into for this. What’s more, ECRs stand to gain much from early peer review experience. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 30 August, 2022

When and how to Appeal against a Peer Review Rejection – and when not to

On occasion, an author will receive a rejection that should be appealed against. Although appeals typically fail, editors tend to be reasonable and view appeals as an important element of maintaining the research integrity of their journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 September, 2022

Understanding how a Peer Reviewer Views an Article Submission

Viewed from the outside, the peer review process can resemble a ‘black box’, an opaque system that remains largely obscure to all except the editorial office and the reviewer panel. This article opens the black box, unravelling how peer reviewers view a submitted article.

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