By G Dyke on March 11, 2019

Reviewer blind dating with Charlesworth Knowledge

The peer review process forms the bedrock of scientific publishing. Charlesworth Knowledge can help you navigate the peer-review minefield, including understanding the concept of double-blind peer review.

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By G Dyke on March 08, 2019

Learning to give an effective research talk with Charlesworth Knowledge

We offer a range of training workshops and other online materials at Charlesworth Knowledge to help you design and deliver effective research presentations.

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By G Dyke on March 07, 2019

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the best journal of them all?: Let Charlesworth Knowledge help

Selecting a target journal for research work is one of the toughest initial steps of the publishing process. Our journal selection service can help.

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By G Dyke on March 05, 2019

Charlesworth Knowledge Free Webinar: 17:00 GMT on Friday March 8th, 2019


It’s not too late to sign up for our free Webinar ‘Writing an effective scientific paper’, going live 17:00 GMT on Friday March 8th, 2019.



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By G Dyke on February 28, 2019

What does a ‘revisions required’ editorial decision really mean? Learn from experience with Charlesworth Knowledge

Managing and responding to reviewer comments can be difficult. Our experts can help you decode the responses that come back from journals about your papers.

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By G Dyke on February 26, 2019

Ten tips from Charlesworth Knowledge: Writing an effective research paper and getting it published

Writing an academic paper can be a daunting prospect, especially at early career stages. Gareth Dyke, Charlesworth's Head of Content Development and Delivery (and the author of more than 260 peer-reviewed papers), has put together a list of ten top tips to ease the stress.

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By G Dyke on February 22, 2019

Recover from an academic setback with Charlesworth Knowledge

Train with Charlesworth Knowledge to recover from academic setbacks.

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By G Dyke on February 20, 2019

Positive peer review: Some tips and tricks from Charlesworth Knowledge


As part of our peer review training at Charlesworth Knowledge, we aim to help young researchers be as effective as possible when participating in this process. It can be daunting as well as flattering to receive a request from a journal to work on a paper; at the same time, how can you quickly and easily put together an effective set of comments to send back to an editor and be a ‘useful’ peer reviewer?



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By on February 15, 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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By G Dyke on February 12, 2019

Happy Darwin Day from Charlesworth Knowledge

Today, February 12th, is Darwin Day, the 210th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, probably the most famous scientist to have ever lived.

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By G Dyke on February 11, 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 G Dyke on February 08, 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. We provide a range of training courses in this area at The Charlesworth Group through our education service, Charlesworth Knowledge, including how to carry out effective, positive, and ethical reviews of other peoples work.



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By G Dyke on February 01, 2019

Polite Peer Review?: Charlesworth Knowledge can help


Peer review can be a thankless task from all perspectives. Charlesworth Knowledge training can help both academics and editors to get the most out of this process.



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By G Dyke on January 29, 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 G Dyke on January 12, 2019

Plan S: The view from one academic

Plan S, a radical new European Union-driven mandate for Open Access publishing looks good. But is it so great for researchers? Academics appreciate grant funding, of course, but also like maximum flexibility when it comes to where and how to publish their work.



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By G Dyke on January 15, 2019

Taking back control of portable peer review: Charlesworth Knowledge can empower your re-submission process

Increasing numbers of scholarly publishers are passing peer review comments from one journal to another following rejection. Why not let Charlesworth Knowledge empower this process? Take charge of portable peer review and let us dramatically increase your chances of successful publication in the journal of your choice.

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By G Dyke on January 04, 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 G Dyke on January 03, 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 G Dyke on December 21, 2018

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

A new survey, just published, that was performed by the Think. Check. Submit. initiative has revealed a deep level of demand from both academics and librarians for guidance about where to publish research. The survey results also reveal a strong demand and need for additional educational resources.

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By G Dyke on December 20, 2018

The ECR, 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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