By Charlesworth Author Services on June 25, 2020

What is publication ethics?

There are a number of different topics that come under the heading ‘publication ethics’, all of which have to do with how researchers present their work to the wider scientific community. In this post, we will talk about a number of behaviors related to publication ethics.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2020

How do I select the best Journal for my research?

Selecting a journal to submit your newly written research paper to can seem like an overwhelming decision – but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog post, we will talk about a variety of factors that may influence your journal selection, so that you can feel more confident about your decision.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2020

Why include a cover letter with your paper submission to your target journal?

The cover letter is a frequently overlooked part of submitting a paper to a journal for consideration. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2020

Why format to a journal’s house style?

A journal’s ‘house style’ is the formatting of its published articles, such as the font size and style, headings used, reference style, etc.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 08, 2020

How to do good PhD research during lockdown

Almost everyone is dealing with new ways of working during the current pandemic and lockdown. While some enjoy more time at home, many PhD students, researchers and even established academics are facing diverse practical challenges in terms of carrying out research in isolation, or with very limited resources. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 08, 2020

What you can do when you can’t collect research data?

Going into lockdown is a tough enough challenge for most people, but all the more so for PhD students and researchers who have to pause or drastically amend their fieldwork or lab work. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 29, 2020

How to avoid plagiarism in academic writing

What is plagiarism?

Most researchers are already familiar with the concept of plagiarism, which is presenting someone else’s intellectual property – text, images, ideas, etc. – as your own.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 22, 2020

What is public engagement? Five key tips for successful public engagement with your research

Researchers are increasingly required to participate in public engagement and research communication activity. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 14, 2020

Why is ‘Community’ important for researcher mental health?

Researcher engagement with their academic community is an essential component in their wellbeing and mental health. This article discusses ways in which researchers can interact with their community,

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How to find your best work rhythm as a PhD student

For many doctoral students, working on a PhD will be unlike any other academic or professional experience.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 05, 2020

How do I write an effective conference abstract?

Almost every PhD student and ECR will attend a conference at some point in their research career, not just as a participant but to present papers as well.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 24, 2020

How to Develop an excellent PhD supervisor relationship

The working relationship that a PhD student has with their supervisor can be the most important factor for determining the success and enjoyment of their doctoral journey. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 16, 2020

The art and science of successful grant writing

Winning funding has become a very important component of ‘success’ for researchers; academics are usually measured by universities and research institutes on the basis of their publications and grant income (to a greater or lesser extent depending on country).

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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 April 01, 2020

Tips for identifying (and hopefully avoiding) ‘predatory’ journals

A predatory journal can be defined as a publishing outlet that is purely interested in taking your money and not interested in properly disseminating or publishing your work. Such journals advertise widely, often over email.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 26, 2020

Managing peer review as an early career researcher: Learning to communicate effectively with editors

Peer review is the cornerstone of academic publishing, the process by which research manuscripts submitted to journals are appraised. Based on the comments of ‘peer reviewers’, journal editors make decisions whether, or not, to accept articles for publication.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2020

How to give a great academic conference presentation: Tips and tricks

One key part of academic development is developing the skills to give great conference presentations. These are skills that can be learned; although some people are naturally talented public speakers, you candevelop and train yourself to be better at presenting your work and ideas.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 03, 2020

Using Podcasts to create research impact

One of our goals at Charlesworth Author Services is to help you ensure that you get your message across in your papers and that your writing and content is memorable.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 03, 2020

How to target your research at high impact journals

In academic publishing, ‘aiming high’ means selecting a target journal with the best possible impact factor.

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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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