By Charlesworth Author Services on August 17, 2020

What’s in a title? Getting the title of your next academic research article right

The main purpose of the title of your academic research article is to quickly and clearly convey the most important overall conclusion from your study; essentially, it is a one-sentence summary of the entire study. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 17, 2020

How to do a literature search

The purpose of a literature search is to obtain an overview of the current state of the field; that is, what is currently known about a specific topic and what questions remain unanswered. There are a variety of reasons why you may wish to perform a literature search over the course of your research career.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

How can I produce compelling data visualisations?

Research produces data, and as researchers, we develop the skills to interpret it and draw out the details, the trends, and the correlations, that are of interest.  For a wider audience, we need to present the data in a way that makes these important points as clear as possible.  Publishing in a journal, readers don’t want to have to wade through all the data to see whether the arguments stand up.  When writing for a general audience, it’s even more important to present data in an easily digested manner.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

How can I transcribe quickly and accurately?

If you’re running interviews or focus groups as part of your research, you’re going to end up with plenty of audio, or perhaps video, which needs transcribing.  If you’ve ever tried transcription, you’ve probably found it can take a surprisingly long time, and there are inevitably bit of audio which you find yourself puzzling over – what exactly was that word?  Who was speaking then?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 10, 2020

How can I take effective research notes?

At some point, we all take notes for our research.  It might be jotting down the results of experiments, pulling out the key points from a text, or setting out the key points made by a speaker at a conference.  You might already have excellent note-taking skills, but it’s easy to miss something important, or end up with notes that make little sense when you return to them months or even years later.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 20, 2020

Can Repetition be Useful in Academic Writing?

Many authors and researchers worry that their academic writing is too repetitive, but repetition can be a useful tool when used correctly. It is important in developing academic manuscripts, it can benefit readers, and is encouraged (in appropriate contexts) by editors and publishers.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2020

How to write an abstract

An abstract is a brief paragraph at the beginning of an academic paper that provides an overview of the article. Abstracts are often also included on posters or submitted to conferences as a way of applying to give a talk. Virtually all articles listed on indexing sites such as PubMed have a freely available abstract.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2020

How do I present data in an academic article?

One of the most important decisions you will make when writing an academic paper is how to present your data; that is, which data should be placed in tables, which data is best shown in figures, and how to make both of these display items as clear and as easy to interpret as possible. Presenting data in figures and tables instead of describing it in the text enables you to quickly and easily convey large amounts of complex information, and enhance and even accelerate reader understanding of your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2020

How to write a Methods section in your research paper

The Methods section is the part of a scientific paper that describes how the study was carried out. This section describes each technique that was used in the study and any relevant details about the materials, subjects, and so on. Some journals refer to this as the ‘Materials and Methods’ section, and some clinically-focused journals will refer to it as the ‘Patients and Characteristics’ section.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 08, 2020

The Writing journey: how to develop successful researcher writing habits

What sorts of writing habits do successful researchers have?’ What does ‘being successful’ mean?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 21, 2020

Effective medical writing skills for researchers

Increasing volumes of new information are constantly added to the existing medical literature because of new research and data collection, as well as novel clinical experiences.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 22, 2019

The most basic secret to successful academic paper writing: Structure

There is nothing magical about successfully writing and publishing academic papers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 17, 2019

Use Charlesworth Author Services Statistical Review Service to make sure the statistical analyses in your articles are above suspicion

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies and statistics. Did you know that, often, the toughest papers for journal editors to process are those that contain statistical analyses? 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 01, 2019

Creating great academic papers: Enjoy writing and learn to engage your readers and editors

 Our goal as writers is to keep people interested and have fun!

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 23, 2019

A good tip to improve your English writing: Try to write for ten minutes a day

Try to write in English for just ten minutes each day!

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 13, 2019

Lost in translation? The perils of using ‘machine translation’ in academic writing

Charlesworth Author Services provide a range of translation services married to expert English language editing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 30, 2019

Academic Writing – How Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds taught me to focus on the audience

It doesn’t matter what you think about your work. What’s actually important is how your readers, your colleagues and peers in your field perceive your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 24, 2019

The truth about your proof: The final stage of journal article production is a huge opportunity for authors

The final ‘proofing stage’ of research article production is a huge opportunity for authors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2019

Don’t be an academic Mozart: Write it down!

Many academics reach the ends of their careers with lots of ideas and tonnes of unfinished work. What happens to all these ideas? Often the answer is nothing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 05, 2019

What’s the difference between a ‘review paper’ and a ‘regular article’? It seems easier to write and publish a ‘review paper’

The difference between a ‘review’ and a ‘regular’ research paper is one of the most common questions we are asked during our Charlesworth Knowledge paper writing workshops.

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