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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By G Dyke on December 20, 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 G Dyke on December 06, 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 G Dyke on December 05, 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 Dr Gareth Dyke on November 27, 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 Dr Gareth Dyke on November 07, 2018

Received a rejection letter? Don’t take it to heart as this is not always what it seems

No one likes getting rejection letters. Sadly, however, these are a fact of academic life; papers sent out to journals and grant applications are more likely to be rejected than accepted (or funded), especially if you are doing what you should be doing and aiming high with initial manuscript submissions (trying to get your work published in the best possible journals).

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By Dr Gareth Dyke on November 07, 2018

The tricky issue of authorships I: Tips and pitfalls for Early Career Researchers

One of the many pitfalls potentially encountered by a young researcher is the issue of authorship on publications. How can this be managed?

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By Dr Gareth Dyke on September 25, 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 Gareth Dyke on September 14, 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; is it better and more effective for authors to know the names of their reviewers, or not?

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