By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

Supplementary Data

Procedures for the submission and publication of supplementary data, or supplementary information (SI) may differ from publisher to publisher. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 11, 2016

What Is Peer Review?

Peer review acts as a quality check on academic literature, defined as ‘a formal system whereby a piece of academic work is scrutinised by people who were not involved in its creation but are considered knowledgeable about the subject’ 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review

Single-Blind and Double-Blind Peer Review, find out what are the main differences between the two. In single-blind peer review, only the reviewers are anonymous. Reviewers know the authors, but authors don’t know the reviewers.  In double-blind peer review, both the authors and reviewers keep their anonymity.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 11, 2016

What is Self-Plagiarism?

Self-plagiarism is a worry to many authors and researchers. Often, they are unsure what self-plagiarism is or how to avoid it.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 08, 2016

The Charlesworth Group to provide editing and education services to KingYee Technology

The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce its partnership with KingYee Technology based in Beijing, China. Under this arrangement, Charlesworth will provide scientific editing services and a full package of educational services and outreach.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 11, 2016

Why do some journals ask authors to suggest reviewers?

With scientific research becoming increasingly specialized, it can be difficult for journals to find experts to carry out peer review. Asking authors to suggest their own reviewers can therefore be mutually beneficial: journals save time and resources searching for an appropriate reviewer, and the author can support this process by providing contacts from their network.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 11, 2016

Duplicate Submission

Duplicate submission of papers to academic journals is actively discouraged by journals and publishers. Many publishers have strict policies about duplicate submission, and the reuse of research data. 

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2016

How to avoid plagiarism

Although plagiarism can refer to the intentional copying of others’ work, it is most often committed accidentally, as a result of incorrect referencing or citation.  Alternatively, a lack of awareness of previous studies can lead to plagiarism, and a failure even to reference one’s own work will cause problems of copyright.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2016

Ethical considerations in scientific and scholarly publishing

Authorship involves not only credit for the work but also accountability. It is this idea of credit and accountability which determines the need for ethical considerations to be made in scholarly publishing and, more specifically, scientific publishing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 08, 2016

Choosing a title for your academic research paper

The title and abstract are critical elements to your paper. They will be used by readers to decide whether or not to read the rest of your paper; and, even before publication, they will be used by journal editors to decide whether or not your paper should be sent for peer review evaluation, and by peer reviewers to decide if they want to review your paper.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2016

Responding to editor decision letters and reviewers' comments

Submitting your article to a journal is only the first step in the process to getting published.  In the vast majority of cases, papers will require at the very least some further changes or review based on the feedback from the journal editor and reviewers.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2016

Authorship of academic papers

Carrying out research studies and then writing up the research results often involve many participants. Some (or all) of these may be considered to be ‘authors’ and appear in the list of authors connected with the final paper, but it is important to think about who actually constitutes an ‘author’.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 07, 2016

NSB Science & Engineering Indicators 2016

The NSB Science & Engineering Indicators 2016 report reveals that authors based in the US were responsible for 18.8% of global scientific output in 2015, while China-based authors accounted for 18.2%.

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By CharlesworthAuthorServices on November 02, 2016

Think. Check. Submit.

Think.Check. Submit. is a campaign aiming to help authors identify reputable journals and make an informed decision about where to submit. Launched in October 2015, it is supported by organizations across the publishing industry* and is particularly aimed at academics at an early point in their careers, who may have little to no experience with the submission process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 16, 2016

Increasing number of publishers to make ORCID IDs compulsory

The start of 2016 has seen a number of academic publishers declare their intention to make it compulsory for authors to use ORCID identifiers during the publication process. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 02, 2016

Tips on using figures and tables

There are many compelling reasons to include tables and/or figures in journal articles. We review some considerations and tips to ensure that you have the best chance of utilizing these elements to full advantage in your journal submission.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 02, 2016

Open Peer Review: What is it and what are the benefits?

Open peer review (OPR) is a relatively new way of reviewing work before publication, but what exactly does it entail?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 02, 2016

The importance of the covering letter

The covering letter remains an important complement to the article submission process for academic journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 01, 2016

Preparing references and citations

Making reference to – citing – published research within scientific articles and books is intrinsic to the process of showing the context of your own research in relation to previously published material.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 01, 2016

Article retractions

Retraction of published scientific articles is not a new phenomenon, but 2015 saw some notable examples affecting even large, high-profile publishers.

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