By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 June, 2020

Understanding publication ethics

There are a number of different topics that come under the heading ‘publication ethics’, all of which have to do with how researchers present their work to the wider scientific community. In this post, we will talk about a number of behaviors related to publication ethics.

 
 
 
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By The Charlesworth Group on 29 June, 2020

The Charlesworth Group partners with ICE Publishing to provide WeChat Account Management Service

LONDON: 29th June 2020: ICE Publishing has chosen China experts The Charlesworth Group for their WeChat Account Management solution. The relationship was established eight years ago with sales representation in China and since 2018 Charlesworth has provided editorial and publication support services to ICE Publishing authors. 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 08 July, 2020

Understanding and using preprint servers

Preprint servers are online archives of papers that have not yet been subjected to peer review. Most preprint servers enable researchers to upload draft versions of a manuscript prior to submitting it to a more traditional peer-reviewed journal. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 July, 2020

Can Repetition be Useful in Academic Writing?

Many authors and researchers worry that their academic writing is too repetitive, but repetition can be a useful tool when used correctly. It is important in developing academic manuscripts, it can benefit readers, and is encouraged (in appropriate contexts) by editors and publishers.

 

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By The Charlesworth Group on 06 August, 2020

Aries Systems and The Charlesworth Group Partner to Enable Access to Editorial Manager® through the Chinese Social Media App WeChat

London 8th June 2020: Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions supplier to the scholarly publishing community, is pleased to announce their partnership with The Charlesworth Group.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 06 August, 2020

What you can do when you can’t collect research data

Going into lockdown is a tough enough challenge for most people, but all the more so for PhD students and researchers who have to pause or drastically amend their fieldwork or lab work. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 06 August, 2020

How to do good PhD research during lockdown

Almost everyone is dealing with new ways of working during the current pandemic and lockdown. While some enjoy more time at home, many PhD students, researchers and even established academics are facing diverse practical challenges in terms of carrying out research in isolation, or with very limited resources. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 August, 2020

How can I take effective research notes?

At some point, we all take notes for our research. It might be jotting down the results of experiments, pulling out the key points from a text, or setting out the key points made by a speaker at a conference. You might already have excellent note-taking skills, but it’s easy to miss something important, or end up with notes that make little sense when you return to them months or even years later.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 August, 2020

How can I transcribe quickly and accurately?

If you’re running interviews or focus groups as part of your research, you’re going to end up with plenty of audio, or perhaps video, which needs transcribing.  If you’ve ever tried transcription, you’ve probably found it can take a surprisingly long time, and there are inevitably bit of audio which you find yourself puzzling over – what exactly was that word?  Who was speaking then?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 August, 2020

How to produce compelling Data Visualisations

Research produces data, and as researchers, we develop the skills to interpret it and draw out the details, the trends, and the correlations, that are of interest.  For a wider audience, we need to present the data in a way that makes these important points as clear as possible.  Publishing in a journal, readers don’t want to have to wade through all the data to see whether the arguments stand up.  When writing for a general audience, it’s even more important to present data in an easily digested manner.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

Why and How to do a literature search

The purpose of a literature search is to obtain an overview of the current state of the field; that is, what is currently known about a specific topic and what questions remain unanswered. There are a variety of reasons why you may wish to perform a literature search over the course of your research career.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

Getting the title of your research article right

The main purpose of the title of your academic research article is to quickly and clearly convey the most important overall conclusion from your study; essentially, it is a one-sentence summary of the entire study. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

How to write an Introduction to an academic article

The introduction to an academic article is the first section of the paper, immediately following the abstract. One of the most important functions of an introduction is to answer the question ‘why?’: why was the study performed, and why is it interesting and/or important? 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

How to write a Methods section in your research paper

The Methods section is the part of a scientific paper that describes how the study was carried out. This section describes each technique that was used in the study and any relevant details about the materials, subjects, and so on. Some journals refer to this as the ‘Materials and Methods’ section, and some clinically-focused journals will refer to it as the ‘Patients and Characteristics’ section.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

How do I present data in an academic article?

One of the most important decisions you will make when writing an academic paper is how to present your data; that is, which data should be placed in tables, which data is best shown in figures, and how to make both of these display items as clear and as easy to interpret as possible. Presenting data in figures and tables instead of describing it in the text enables you to quickly and easily convey large amounts of complex information, and enhance and even accelerate reader understanding of your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 August, 2020

Writing an Abstract: Purpose and Tips

An abstract is a brief paragraph at the beginning of an academic paper that provides an overview of the article. As such, it acts like a ‘mini’ version of the paper and follows the same structure as the main text.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 August, 2020

10 tips to help you accelerate your research publication process

Getting your paper published can be a long and arduous process. However, you can make sure that your paper is in great shape in order to help accelerate the publication process as much as possible. Here, we will be discussing a number of steps that you can take to ensure that your submission is received well and moves through the review process smoothly.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 24 August, 2020

What do you do when an editor says your paper has English language and grammar issues?

Getting a response from a journal you have submitted your paper to can be a tense moment: the decision to accept, reject, or revise is a major step in the publication process. Much of the feedback received at this step will be about the scientific content of your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 24 August, 2020

How to write a Presubmission inquiry to an academic journal

A presubmission inquiry is a quick and easy way to gauge the likelihood of your paper being sent out for review if you choose to make a formal submission to an academic journal. 

 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 September, 2020

All about Reference Management Tools

Reference management tools are software programs that can help organise and cite references for academic writing. They serve as “virtual libraries” in which you can store hundreds of references to published papers that contain all of the relevant publication information, such as author names, journal names, volume, issue, page numbers, and more. 

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