By Charlesworth Author Services on February 01, 2017

Should I write my paper in English, or should I translate my work?

Perhaps you wish to submit a paper to an English-language journal, but your first language is not English? Should you write your paper in English, or write it in your first language?   We offer a range of services for first-time and experienced academic authors, but how do you know what is best for you?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 21, 2017

When is the best time to send my paper for editing?

When is the best time to send my paper for editing in the submission process?  Should I address the structural issues first and then send it to you for review, or send it as it is?

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By Charlesworth Author Services on January 11, 2016

What is ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is an academic social networking site designed to facilitate access to academic research and collaboration between researchers. It was founded in 2008, and has quickly grown to become the biggest networking site of its kind, with over 11 million users worldwide.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 09, 2016

How we can help you get published

What is the English language editing service? We edit your paper using native speakers of English to ensure that it is grammatically correct and reads well to native speakers of English. In addition to this, we make sure that your article adheres to the guidelines of your selected journal, or adheres to the standards required by leading international English-language journals.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

What is SCI and the impact factor?

The Science Citation Index (now the Science Citation Index Expanded, or SCIE) is one of the core databases included in the products Web of Knowledge and Web of Science, owned by Thomson Reuters.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 11, 2016

What are Altmetrics?

Altmetrics can be defined either as alternative metrics or article metrics. Both are appropriate definitions: altmetrics offer an alternative, or non-traditional method of evaluating research, and can be based more specifically on the article and how it is received, rather than the reputation or impact factor of the journal it is published in.

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By Charlesworth Author Service on September 11, 2016

Repetition in journal articles

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

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 09, 2016

Structure of academic journal articles IMRAD

During the course of the twentieth century, the structure and layout of academic research papers has become more standardized. The format commonly referred to as IMRAD now predominates, particularly in biomedical disciplines. However, many scientific disciplines use the same structure.

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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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