By Charlesworth Author Services on 14 September, 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. This article discusses whether or not it is better and more effective for authors to know the names of their reviewers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 September, 2018

Three useful tips for writing: How to beat the block

In addition to teaching you how to construct and write more effective scientific articles, Charlesworth Knowledge can also help you to prepare yourself to write.

 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 October, 2018

Tips for being an effective peer reviewer

This article provides tips for becoming an effective peer reviewer.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 09 October, 2018

Dove Medical Press Ltd. partners with The Charlesworth Group to integrate WeChat into their manuscript submission workflow

Dove Medical Press Ltd. (a division of Taylor & Francis) partners with The Charlesworth Group to integrate WeChat into their manuscript submission workflow.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 09 October, 2018

ICE Publishing partners with The Charlesworth Group for English Language Editing Services

Charlesworth Author Services is delighted to announce a new partnership with ICE Publishing, a division of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), to provide English-language editing services to their authors.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 27 November, 2018

Motivating and empowering young researchers

Our team from Charlesworth Knowledge, the author education service provided by The Charlesworth Group, delivered a very successful series of researcher workshops last week at universities in Spain.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 05 December, 2018

Charlesworth Knowledge on the Silk Road

 

Charlesworth Knowledge recently presented a series of author training sessions in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The number of young researchers within this region is growing year-on-year and more-and-more experienced academics are returning from studies and positions internationally. This translates to more-and-more early career researchers (ECRs) interested in developing the skills they need to further their careers and be successful in academic publishing.

 

 

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By The Charlesworth Group on 06 December, 2018

Charlesworth Knowledge: Easily accessible training-on-demand for Chinese researchers

The Charlesworth Group offers a flexible learning solution for busy early career researchers in China: short, easily-accessible video presentations on important research and skills topics that are available for views on mobile within WeChat.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 20 December, 2018

Merry Christmas from Transylvania: Charlesworth Knowledge in Cluj Napoca, Romania

 

 

 

Dr. Gareth Dyke, head of Content Development and Delivery for The Charlesworth Group, spends lots of his time in Cluj Napoca, Romania. He recently presented talks at Babeș-Bolyai University and met with early career researchers and other colleagues.

 

 

 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 December, 2018

The Early Career Researcher, public speaking, and making the most of scientific meetings

I’m writing this article while listening to student presentations at a departmental Christmas Conference in Cluj Napoca, Romania. I don’t speak Romanian very well and so I don’t understand a lot of what’s being said, but I can see the slides and get an overall impression from each talk. Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience when listening to talks in English? In this context, at international conferences when audience members speak a range of languages, your slides and general presentation style are even more important.

What are some of the most common mistakes that people make when giving conference presentations? Here are two from the first talk of the morning here in Cluj.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 December, 2018

The thorny issue of journal selection: Aim high, but choose appropriately

One of the trickiest issues in academic publishing is selecting a suitable journal for your research. Sadly, this step is all too often left until the very end of the process: the work is done, field data collected (perhaps), experiments conducted (perhaps), analysis performed and the research is all written up for publication. But now, the important question looms: where to send the paper?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 03 January, 2019

New Year thoughts: One of the busiest times in academic publishing

 

I’ve spent a lot of time working over the Christmas and New Year period; although this drives my family crazy, year-end (at least in our part of the world) is actually one of the busiest periods for researchers and for those involved with journal and manuscript editing.

 

 

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By The Charlesworth Group on 04 January, 2019

Charlesworth Knowledge: Your graduate training network education provider

 

Perhaps you, or your University, are currently involved in putting together a European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) application. Perhaps you did not know about this programme? We can help.

 

 

 
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By The Charlesworth Group on 29 January, 2019

“Bring the facts: Bust the myths”: Series of landmark articles in Learned Publishing

 

This month sees the publication of a special issue of Learned Publishing, the scholarly journal of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSS), "Bring the Facts: Bust the myths". This issue addresses some of the ‘myths’ common within the publishing industry related to academia and includes an article from Dr. Gareth Dyke, Head of Content Development and Delivery at The Charlesworth Group.

 

 

 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 February, 2019

Motivations to publish according to goals and career stages

Motivations to publish vary greatly between researchers and tend to be especially dependent on career stage. Considering the different reasons authors, reviewers and editors want to see work appear in peer-reviewed journals can help us become more efficient in our respective roles and understand those working in other parts of this process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 February, 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.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 February, 2019

Managing rejection in academic publishing: 5 stages of grief

It’s normal to become discouraged when your academic work gets turned down by a target journal. A way to manage academic rejection is to think about the Kübler-Ross model for the five stages of grief, but for academic publishing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 February, 2019

Charlesworth Knowledge research integrity training: Reviewing a grant application

As well as acting as a peer-reviewer for scientific papers in your field, its also common to be asked to review grant applications. Our Charlesworth Knowledge workshops provide training in how to perform reviews effectively and ethically.

 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 February, 2019

Reference Citation: Including accurate citations and references in your research paper

Accurate citation is so important: ensure you’ve actually read a paper before citing it in your own work and be honest with your references.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 15 February, 2019

The Red Queen in Research and Publishing: Through the looking glass with Charlesworth Knowledge

Charlesworth Knowledge workshops can help you broaden your research perspective and find ideas for shifts out of the “research rat race”. Training can help you to “see the wood from the trees” and take your research development to the next level in terms of ideas, paper and grant writing, and presentation skills.

 

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