By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 October, 2021

Difference between a literature review and a critical review

As you read research papers, you may notice that there are two very different kinds of review of prior studies. Sometimes, this section of a paper is called a literature review, and at other times, it is referred to as a critical review or a critical context. This article aims to clarify the differences between the two.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 October, 2021

Scientific writing in English as an Additional Language (EAL): Presenting your ideas more clearly

Communicating the significance of your results to the wider scientific community can be a challenge. This is more difficult if you’re not writing in your first language. This article presents some simple ways for you to make your writing clearer and more accessible by breaking up your ideas.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 October, 2021

Scientific writing in English as an Additional Language (EAL): Avoiding common mistakes with Tenses

Several specific errors seem to appear frequently in the papers we edit, particularly those written by researchers whose first language is an East Asian language such as Chinese, Japanese or Korean. This article examines a few of the most common mistakes regarding tenses and provides some tips on how to avoid them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 October, 2021

Scientific writing in English as an Additional Language (EAL): Avoiding common mistakes with Introductory Words and Phrases

One common way to improve the flow of a paper is by linking, contrasting or just introducing your sentences with some common words or phrases. However, many of these words or phrases are often misunderstood and misused, particularly by those whose first language isn’t English. This article takes a look at some of the most common such words and phrases and gives a few pointers for avoiding their pitfalls.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 October, 2021

Scientific writing in English as an Additional Language (EAL): Avoiding Repetition

When writing in English, it is usually preferable to avoid the repetition of words and phrases within a sentence. However, it is sometimes difficult for academics writing in English as an additional language (EAL) to find ways to avoid saying exactly the same thing several times. This article offers you some tips on how you can trim repeated phrases from your writing and make it easier to read.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 October, 2021

Scientific writing in English as an Additional Language (EAL): Avoiding Common Confusions

Previous articles in this series have covered particular aspects of academic writing that can be difficult for those whose first language is not English. This article focuses on a mixture of other common confusions that we tend to see, especially in academic papers written by people whose first language is an East Asian language.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

Open access publishing: Building equity into the structure of 21st century academic publishing

Written through the lens of Open Access Week, this articles compares and contrasts the open access publishing model with the traditional subscription-based model, illustrating the many opportunities open access publishing offers the scientific/academic community.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

Current trends in the world of open access scientific and academic publishing

In the light of Open Access Week, this article discusses the current trends in open access (OA) publishing. It discusses aspects such as the growing awareness and acceptance of OA journals, the increase in funding sources and the emergence of open aggregators and consortia. Towards the end, it also cautions against the imminent threats to the OA publishing model, such as through predatory journals, and therefore calls for a vigilance on various related fronts.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

FAQs: Article processing charges (APCs) in open access publishing and ways to make them more equitable

This article explores and clarifies article publication charges (APCs) in OA publishing and offers ideas on how to make APCs even more financially and structurally equitable to researchers worldwide – all in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

Gold and Green Open Access: What they mean and imply for researchers

This article explains the differences between the two most popular open access (OA) publishing models - gold OA and green OA - in order to help research authors decide between them when submitting their article for publication.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

Hybrid and Transformative Journals: What they are and how to work with them

Open access (OA) journals exist in three primary forms: hybrid, transformative and pure OA. Each form represents a proposed solution for OA publishing for a constituent audience and owner group. While touching briefly on the pure OA journal, this article focuses on the hybrid and transformative journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

How open access publishing bridges academia with industry and public policy

One of the great hopes and promises of academic open access (OA) publishing is that it will connect academia with industry and governmental policy makers. Such connections form structural equity, which in turn promotes diversity and inclusion. OA plays a significant role in ensuring equality among researchers from developing and developed countries. Many bridges do exist, as explored in this article.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

How to use open access journals to advance and promote your research

Whatever your reasons to publish your research, as an academic scholar you want to amplify your research impact, reach and citations. This article explains ways to leverage open access (OA) journals and outlets to do just that.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

The best way to write the Study Background

The study background explains the importance of the study, provides a brief overview of the pertinent research thus far and posits how your research will address existing gaps.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 October, 2021

SI units: How to write reports effectively using scientific terminology

SI is an international system built around seven base units coupled with appropriate prefixes that can multiply or divide the values of the base units as required to express larger or smaller quantities.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 October, 2021

Ask the Experts Webinar: Open Access Week 2021

This is a recording of our Ask the Experts webinar for Open Access Week 2021.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 October, 2021

Ask the Experts Webinar: Academic Writing

Our academic experts respond to your questions on academic writing during Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) 2021.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 October, 2021

Webinar: Writing Your PhD

This webinar shows you how to plan and write your PhD thesis.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 October, 2021

Hindawi Partnership Webinar: How Can Researchers Increase Their Chances of Publication?

Experts with Hindawi share suggestions on how research authors can increase their chances of publication.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 27 October, 2021

Writing an effective Discussion section in a scientific paper

Many consider the Discussion section of a thesis, dissertation or paper to be the most difficult part of the writing process. After all, the Discussion requires a deeper level of understanding and appreciation of the subject matter and the way in which your data fits into it. There is no need to be afraid of it though; this article provides some tips on how to write an effective Discussion section.

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