By Charlesworth Author Services on July 24, 2019

The truth about your proof: The final stage of journal article production is a huge opportunity for authors

The final ‘proofing stage’ of research article production is a huge opportunity for authors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 19, 2019

Learning to craft successful job applications with Charlesworth Knowledge

Nearly finished your PhD? Thinking of your next move? Now is the time to start working on your CV and we can help. Learn to craft successful job applications with Charlesworth Knowledge.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 17, 2019

Learn to put the ‘fun’ back into ‘research funding’ with Charlesworth Knowledge

One of the most difficult, challenging, and uncertain aspects of getting a research idea off the ground and turning it into an active project is paying for it. Charlesworth services can help you maximise your chances of successfully funding your research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2019

Who gets the CRediT? Authorship issues and fairness in academic writing

One of the trickiest and most controversial aspects of academic publishing is deciding ‘who did what’ during research article writing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 10, 2019

Lessons from the journal editorial office: Can I make changes to a paper once it’s been submitted?

Is it possible to make changes to an article once it's been submitted to a journal? Not really. Authorship is also very hard to change.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 04, 2019

Confused about Plan S and Open Access publishing? Don’t worry: You now have time

Plan S has now been delayed by a year, with the formal starting point for mandates now January 2021.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 02, 2019

Motivations to publish vary by career stage as well between researchers

Learn about why it's important to publish your academic research with Charlesworth Knowledge

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 01, 2019

One bad apple or a rotten barrel? Snow White and the seven dwarfs (of peer review) revisited

 

Is it really true that one rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel? In the case of peer review, yes. Charlesworth Knowledge peer review training can help you get the most out of this opportunity.

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 25, 2019

Enhance your academic reputation and connections with an ORCID iD

 

Do you have an ORCID researcher identification number? If not, then we recommend you get one

 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 24, 2019

Make-or-break communication with journal editors: Why a well-written and effective ‘response to reviews’ document is important when submitting your paper to a journal

We provide an extensive series of training courses and documentation via our education service Charlesworth Knowledge to help you survive the peer review process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 19, 2019

Positive communication with a journal editor can make or break your submission: Why a well-written and effective ‘covering letter’ is important when submitting your paper to a journal

We are often asked at our Charlesworth Knowledge author training workshops: Why should I bother to write a ‘covering letter’ when submitting my paper to a journal?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 17, 2019

Don’t be an academic Mozart: Write it down!

Many academics reach the ends of their careers with lots of ideas and tonnes of unfinished work. What happens to all these ideas? Often the answer is nothing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 14, 2019

Learn to avoid ‘predatory’ academic conferences with Charlesworth Knowledge

Are you sure that the conference you plan to attend is really all that it appears to be? We’ve recently seen an upsurge in the number of ‘predatory’ academic conferences.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 13, 2019

Tips from the editorial office: Ethics in peer review

A recent horror story from a journal editorial office highlights some of the ethical pitfalls of (non)constructive peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 12, 2019

Don’t just sit and wait for peer reviews to come back: Write to editors and get involved!

Write to an editor if you feel too much time has passed between submission and the return of reviews.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 05, 2019

What’s the difference between a ‘review paper’ and a ‘regular article’? It seems easier to write and publish a ‘review paper’

The difference between a ‘review’ and a ‘regular’ research paper is one of the most common questions we are asked during our Charlesworth Knowledge paper writing workshops.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 24, 2019

The use, re-use, and abuse of figures in academic publishing: Is a picture really worth ten thousand words?

Re-using images from published papers, even your own, can be problematic and is usually not possible without permission (re-use without citation and/or permission is a form of plagiarism).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 11, 2019

Understanding the ‘Five Stages of Peer Review’ with Charlesworth Knowledge

Charlesworth Knowledge provides a range of training services, including workshops and expert advice, aimed at helping you to become better at peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 09, 2019

Should you perform ghost peer review for someone else, such as an advisor or senior colleague? Publication ethical guidelines say ‘no’

Getting someone else to write peer reviews for you is unethical.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 20, 2019

The Charlesworth Knowledge ‘pirate code’: Easy and effective data presentation

As we count down to our next Charlesworth Knowledge FREE webinar, ‘Get on top of your statistics and data presentation’, on Tuesday 28th May (10am BST and 2pm BST), the 'pirate code' for effective data presentation includes some of the tips and tricks that we’ll cover.

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