By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 December, 2021

Key research tools to help write Biomedical articles

This article reviews some of the key research tools available for writing biomedical articles. Most of these tools take the form of content databases, which include peer-reviewed published articles, non-published manuscripts in article or data repositories and registered clinical trials.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 December, 2021

Understanding and handling conflicts of interest in scientific publishing

A conflict of interest (COI) can be described as a situation in which a person is in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity. This article explores the various problems posed by COIs in scientific publishing and how authors and journals can handle them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 December, 2021

How journals identify and respond to allegations of scientific misconduct of authors

Scientific misconduct is a wilful violation of standard codes of scholarly conduct and ethical behaviour in the publication of professional scientific research. While misconduct can occur at any stage of the research, writing, peer review and publication processes, this post focuses on how journal editorial offices investigate and act upon allegations of scientific misconduct of authors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 December, 2021

Dealing with Presenteeism and Peer Pressure in research and academia

Presenteeism is the practice of working through periods of physical or mental illness. Presenteeism and peer pressure go hand in hand. This article discusses the issues of presenteeism and peer pressure in research and academia and shares suggestions for dealing with them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 22 December, 2021

Lab notebooks 1: Maintaining a Physical lab notebook

A lab notebook is an official record of your activities in the lab, to be used as a reference for a number of things. Here, we discuss some of the essential considerations for maintaining a paper-based lab notebook.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 22 December, 2021

Lab notebooks 2: Selecting and using a Digital lab notebook

Digital lab books are beginning to become much more commonplace in labs. However, as with every new technology, the transition to using a digital lab notebook also comes with myriad things to consider. This article outlines some of the key things to think about.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 December, 2021

Lab notebooks 3: Deciding between a Physical lab book and a Digital lab book

Physical lab notebooks have been a staple in a scientist’s toolbelt for the longest time, but digital alternatives are catching on. Here, we weigh up each option to help you decide which to go with.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 December, 2021

Issues of problematic authorship in scientific publishing

Determining authorship can be one of the most vexing tasks in scientific publishing, especially in certain scenarios. In this article, which is the first of a two-article series, we look at certain authorship types in scientific publishing that are considered largely unacceptable by the community, and which you should thus ideally avoid.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 December, 2021

Legitimate authorship and contribution in scientific publishing

Determining authorship can be one of the most vexing tasks in scientific publishing. In the first article of this two-part series, we looked at certain issues of problematic authorship. In this second and concluding article in the series, we look at what constitutes legitimate authorship, including acknowledging the contribution by professional medical writers and editors.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 December, 2021

Best practices for developing Medical manuscripts

Although there are many shared elements between the preparation of medical articles and those from other scientific fields, certain nuances apply for medical papers. This article offers several best practice ideas to help you develop and ultimately submit the best medical article possible.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 28 December, 2021

Understanding the Scope of a scientific journal for better journal selection

As an author of research papers, targeting the right journal is very important. One of the best ways to determine the best journal for your work is to understand the scope (also known as aim or focus) of scientific journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 January, 2022

Understanding and following the Information for Authors (Author Guidelines)

A hidden key to success in academic publishing is learning how to understand and follow a journal’s Information for Authors (IFA). This article offers you a handful of very practical tips about following your target journal’s IFA.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 January, 2022

Novelty effect: How to ensure your research ideas are original and new

Novelty in scientific publishing is crucial, because journal editors and peer reviewers greatly prize novel research over and above confirmatory papers or research with negative results. How can you as an academic author enhance the novelty effect with your research submissions? This article explores ideas that will help you maximise the novelty effect in your submissions.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 January, 2022

Avoiding common mistakes that lead to journal rejection

Researching and then writing and submitting your research papers present a challenge at every turn. This article discusses common mistakes, collected into a few categories, which quickly lead to a manuscript’s rejection.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 January, 2022

How to paraphrase in order to avoid plagiarising

Paraphrasing is expressing what you have read or referenced in your own words. In some ways, paraphrasing is the opposite of plagiarism because it involves conveying in your own words what somebody else has expressed differently.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 24 March, 2017

Our quality control ensures your paper is edited to the highest standard

Whilst many authors may know freelance editors or colleagues who can help them with their English language editing, here are just some of the benefits of using a professional editing service company.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 April, 2017

Eugene Garfield: Paying tribute to the creator of ISI and the Impact Factor

We were saddened to hear of the death of Eugene Garfield, pioneer of the citation analysis field, creator of the revolutionary journal impact factor (IF) and founder of ISI.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 26 May, 2017

Come and meet us at the SSP Annual Meeting in Boston, USA

The Society for Scholarly Publishing 39th Annual Meeting in Boston, USA starts this week, come and meet The Charlesworth Group team at the meeting and find out how we can work together to help you acheive your publishing goals.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 30 May, 2017

Charlesworth Author Services to partner with AIP Publishing

Charlesworth Author Services, a division of The Charlesworth Group, is delighted to announce a new partnership with AIP Publishing to provide language editing and publication support services.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 June, 2017

Charlesworth Author Services to partner with the American Mathematical Society

Charlesworth Author Services is delighted to announce a new, exclusive partnership with the American Mathematical Society to provide language editing and publication support services for its authors.

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