By Charlesworth Author Services on 06 November, 2019

How Video Abstracts help communicate and publicise your research

Video abstracts are short 2-3 minute videos with voice-over that deliver the core message of your research output in a bite-sized, easily accessible format.

 

 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 November, 2019

Understanding journal rejection - and looking for the silver lining

Papers sent out to journals and (in particular) grant applications are more likely to be rejected than accepted (or funded). That said, it helps to understand rejection and also look for a silver linking. This article explains both these points.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 November, 2019

Gain key transferable skills and enhance your employability inside and outside of academia

Did you know that less than ten percent of PhD students currently enrolled in the UK go on to work in academia after graduation? 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 November, 2019

Ethics in academic publishing: Understanding ‘gift’ authorships

'Gift authorship’ is one of the most common kinds of unethical behaviour seen in academic publishing. In this practice, an author is added to a paper when they have not actually made a contribution to the work, perhaps to reward a collaborator, return a favour, or for some other gain. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 01 December, 2019

Understanding Plan S

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 02 December, 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 Charlesworth Author Services on 06 December, 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 09 December, 2019

Publication ethics explained: What’s the difference between ‘image re-use’ and ‘fabrication?

Re-using an image from an earlier paper is re-publishing something that you, or another author, has previously used in an earlier article. This is possible, but requires permission in some form or another.

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By The Charlesworth Group on 13 December, 2019

The Charlesworth Group develops Dove Medical Press Ltd. WeChat mini-program to help increase engagement with Chinese authors

LONDON: 12th December 2019 The Charlesworth Group extends the scope of its WeChat account management service for Dove Medical Press Ltd, part of the Taylor and Francis Group, with the launch of a new WeChat mini-program, designed to help Dove increase engagement with its Chinese author community. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 December, 2019

Understanding journal article processing charges (APCs)

Academic research articles are published following one of two basic models, either ‘traditional’ or open access (OA). Authors are usually charged an article processing charge (APC) in the OA model and then usually paid personally at the institutional level, or from research grants (the industry-preferred model).

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By The Charlesworth Group on 19 December, 2019

The Charlesworth Group celebrates 20 years as a market leader in China supporting the global scholarly publishing community

LONDON December 18 2019: The Charlesworth Group celebrates its 20th anniversary helping academics and scholarly publishers as the market-leading experts in China. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 03 January, 2020

A simple guide to begin Publishing during Your PhD

One of the best ways of sharing your research is by publishing your findings, innovative methodologies or original knowledge that you have created through your PhD. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 05 January, 2020

Preparing a Conference Abstract: Criteria and Tips

A clearly written, engaging conference abstract will raise your chances of being accepted to present at the conference. So, it is worth investing the time to prepare this part of your submission well.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 January, 2020

Four top tips for making the most of your PhD

The PhD can often feel overwhelming to researchers who are just starting the journey.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 January, 2020

How to promote yourself as an academic researcher

The idea of promoting yourself can seem awkward.  However, with it becoming ever more competitive to secure positions and funding in academia, we all need to showcase our experience and achievements, and ensure that potential employers can see our best qualities.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 15 January, 2020

How to start writing from Day One of your PhD

What do I write? How do I start writing? Is my writing good enough? If you’ve found yourself asking these questions, you are not alone. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 January, 2020

Formatting a manuscript for journal submission: Importance of the 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. The house style can also dictate aspects of the paper such as word limits (for the entire paper or specific sections), as well as the number of figures and graphs that can be included and the file formats of these display elements.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 22 January, 2020

Finding and maintaining the Motivation to keep Writing during your PhD

Writing requires consolidation of multiple ideas and theories and the discussion of complex concepts. It is this stage that many PhD students find most challenging. This article offers alternative, creative methods for finding and maintaining the motivation to write. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 28 January, 2020

Introduction to Preprints

A preprint is a research article draft completed prior to publication that is then publicly shared by the author(s) prior to, or after, formal journal-controlled peer review, but before publication. Preprints are documents that are often not typeset or built into online content.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 February, 2020

Introduction to Open Access journals

Open access (OA) publishing is a relatively recent development in the scientific world, and describes a publishing model in which articles are freely available, unlike the more traditional model of scientific publishing which requires readers to pay to access articles.

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