By Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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 Charlesworth Author Services 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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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 12, 2018

Snow White and the seven dwarfs (of peer review): An editor’s perspective

Read our blog to find out who the fairest peer reviewers of them all are, and why there are seven dwarfs within the peer review world.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 10, 2018

Tips for being an effective peer-reviewer

Perhaps you’ve recently been asked to review a paper for a journal? If so, read our blog where we give you some tips for being an effective peer-reviewer.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 02, 2018

What to Include in Your Acknowledgments Section

Most academic papers have many people who have helped in some way in the preparation of the written version or the research itself. This could be someone from a sponsoring institution, a funding body, other researchers, or even family, friends or colleagues who have helped in the preparation.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 27, 2017

Academic Repositories: What are they?

A ‘repository’ is where items (or data) are stored. A digital repository is a place for storing any documents, files or data online. So, what is an academic repository?

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By The Charlesworth Group on June 06, 2017

How to Cite Funding in Research

Funding, like many jobs, takes a long time to obtain. This is true for writing and individual funding grants, and for the amount of grant proposals required to secure funding.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 12, 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Your Literature Search

The ability to search effectively for literature is an important method for any academic researcher, regardless of the stage of your career. Knowing how first to approach the search is key, but so is knowing which tools are available to you to make the process easier.

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