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 October 25, 2017

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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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 10, 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 on September 06, 2016

The Charlesworth Group to represent Frontiers in China

The Charlesworth Group is pleased to announce its partnership with Frontiers to provide language editing services for its authors globally, coupled with local office support in China. 

 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 06, 2016

New China Journals Report

The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce the publication of the PA Market Report: China Journals, published by The Publishers Association and co-authored by Xiaoying Chu and international consultant Professor Paul Richardson.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 27, 2016

Authorship, and the role of the ‘corresponding author’

It is important to acknowledge the people involved in compiling and writing your research. Many journals now require authors to acknowledge not only the authors who were involved in writing up the research, but also any individuals who contributed to the research in some way. These are know as authorship and contributorship

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