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Highly Cited Research

Publishing a research paper is no longer enough to build a name for oneself in academia. In academia, your reputation as a scientist is determined by the number and quality of articles you produce. However, it is also dependent on the number of citations. Citations recognize the scientist who made the discovery and first published Read more about Highly Cited Research[…]

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Pros and Cons of Publishing in Low-tier Journals

Publishing in low-tier journals (in case they are not predatory journals) is not bad, however, it is risky. In a low-tier journal, it is less likely for you to receive high-quality reviewer suggestions to improve your manuscript. In addition, there is less chance for your work to be found and read by those who should read Read more about Pros and Cons of Publishing in Low-tier Journals[…]

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Communicating your key ideas through your paper (Final)

Discussion  A strong discussion section of an article expands the specific results to include their broader implications and ties them with the general background of the study to maximize the paper’s efficiency. So, you should move “back and forth” between the discussion and the introduction sections of the paper. Should and should nots State whether Read more about Communicating your key ideas through your paper (Final)[…]

Communicating Your key Ideas through Your Paper

When writing a research paper, it is important to remember that readers do not simply read, they interpret as well. Moreover, different readers extract different meanings from your paper, based on their expectations or the indications from the structure of your manuscript. This leads us to the foundation of good writing practices. Manuscript structure: The key Read more about Communicating Your key Ideas through Your Paper[…]

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Writing the acknowledgements section of a research paper

The general belief is that the acknowledgements section of typical research paper is the easiest part to write. This is why most books on writing research papers often skip this section. Nonetheless, acknowledgements can be quite tricky. Forgetting to acknowledge people whom you should have acknowledged, runs the risk of offending them. However, even those Read more about Writing the acknowledgements section of a research paper[…]

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Referencing to Social Media

Social media have turned into a valid source of information due to technological advances and the increasing importance of article-level metrics. In general, there are 3 ways you can cite social media sources: with a URL as a personal communication as a reference entry with in-text citation In the following, the different forms of citations Read more about Referencing to Social Media[…]

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How to Write Scientific Names (part 2)

How to format scientific names in academic writing Italicization Publications and style guides can be quite different. However, it is safer to italicize the scientific name of any species of plant or animal. Capitalization Moreover, the genus (the first component) must be capitalized, while the species and subspecies should be written in lowercase. Categories above Read more about How to Write Scientific Names (part 2)[…]

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How to Write Scientific Names (Part 1)

Understanding the rules for writing a scientific name The use of precise terminology is essential in scientific writing. The existing system of taxonomy enables authors to adopt standard scientific terms. Naming and categorization of animals and plants have been conducted for thousands of years; however, early attempts were not systematic. Devising a universal system for Read more about How to Write Scientific Names (Part 1)[…]

10 Things You Should Consider Before Applying for a Ph.D.

A Ph.D. is a degree or profession that indicates that a person has completed advanced studies in a specialized field. Obtaining a doctorate is a great achievement as well as a challenging task. Completion of a doctoral degree has many requirements, including: • Review of literature • Conduction of preliminary research • Writing a dissertation Read more about 10 Things You Should Consider Before Applying for a Ph.D.[…]

10 Things You Should Consider Before Applying for a Ph.D.

A Ph.D. is a degree or profession that indicates that a person has completed advanced studies in a specialized field. Obtaining a doctorate is a great achievement as well as a challenging task. Completion of a doctoral degree has many requirements, including: • Review of literature • Conduction of preliminary research • Writing a dissertation Read more about 10 Things You Should Consider Before Applying for a Ph.D.[…]

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Do you need to publish your research data? The new trend of data journals (Part 2)

Why should I publish my data? There are several reasons why a researcher should consider publishing their data. With the crisis of reproducibility, data sharing can reduce the need for duplication of experiments in the scientific community. If you publish your data, others can review your data, research methods, and analysis in detail, and possibly Read more about Do you need to publish your research data? The new trend of data journals (Part 2)[…]

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Do you need to publish your research data? The new trend of data journals (part 1)

All researchers are familiar with the idea that publishing articles is an important part of advancing their careers. However, only a few people think about publishing the raw data behind those articles. Research data has been a priority for decades. Others think that raw data is not needed as long as the research method and Read more about Do you need to publish your research data? The new trend of data journals (part 1)[…]

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14 Tips for Designing a Survey/Research Questionnaire

All researchers need a range of data for analysis. Questionnaires and surveys are essential tools for collecting this information. These tools can be used not only in a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of medications, but also in statistical analysis to examine how people adapt to allergies. Such questionnaires and surveys can help you Read more about 14 Tips for Designing a Survey/Research Questionnaire[…]

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What is a Crossmark?

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative by CrossRef and provides a standard way for readers to find an authoritative copy of a document. We all know the importance of completeness of a scientific background for researchers and librarians. The Crossmark index keeps readers informed of the current status of a document and provides additional information about Read more about What is a Crossmark?[…]

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10 Reasons Why Elsevier Journals Reject Your Article (Final)

Why was my article rejected? Even if your article passes the technical screening stage, you still have something to worry about. Peer reviewers will evaluate your article to make sure you meet the standards of Elsevier journals. It is up to the peer reviewers to identify and review content issues. Some common problems that can Read more about 10 Reasons Why Elsevier Journals Reject Your Article (Final)[…]

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10 Reasons Why Elsevier Journals Reject Your Article (part 1)

Publishing an article is an essential part of a researcher’s professional success. But publishing an article in influential and reputable journals can be a challenge. All authors feel frustrated when reputable journals reject their articles. However, if this happens to you, you should know that you are not alone. Influential journals, like Elsevier, are infamous Read more about 10 Reasons Why Elsevier Journals Reject Your Article (part 1)[…]

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How to Select a Translation Service for Your Academic Paper

Over the years, English has become the unofficial lingua franca of the research community. Unfortunately, the articles written in languages other than English are read by fewer people. But this gap between English and non-English articles can be bridged. Today you can easily find many translation service providers online. However, translating academic papers requires a Read more about How to Select a Translation Service for Your Academic Paper[…]

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Manuscript Withdrawal after Submission

When the article submission process is completed, the next step is the initial review by the journal editor and then the peer review. You will have to wait for their response during this process. However, in some cases, you may want to withdraw your article. For example, you may want to add important points or Read more about Manuscript Withdrawal after Submission[…]

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ISI, Scopus, or PubMed: How to Find the Best Journal Based on its Index? (part 1)

As science becomes increasingly participatory and multidisciplinary, researchers need to make sure that their research is reviewed as soon as possible. Researchers who want to publish their papers look for a journal that is indexed by leading and reputable databases. Indexing is critical to gaining credibility, superiority, and reputation. As a result, it also affects Read more about ISI, Scopus, or PubMed: How to Find the Best Journal Based on its Index? (part 1)[…]

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How to Know if Your Article is “Highly Cited”? (Part 1)

Nowadays, the mere publication of research is not enough to make a mark in academia. In the academic world, your reputation as a scientist depends on the quality and quantity of your publications and how many times it has been cited. Citation causes the reputation of scientists who made a discovery and were the first Read more about How to Know if Your Article is “Highly Cited”? (Part 1)[…]

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Presentation of Results Through Graphical Abstract

Graphical abstracts are used to summarize the results of an article in a small package so that the person reading the article can see the results at a glance without having to read the entire text. Most articles keep the abstract to a maximum of 250 words (some journals require less). Many readers just want Read more about Presentation of Results Through Graphical Abstract[…]

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From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (final)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Presentation and Publishing on PubMed Once your article is ready, the next step is publishing the article in the target journal. In addition, for many researchers and authors, indexing their articles on PubMed is a high priority. There are several ways to submit an article to PubMed. PubMed-indexed journals may submit Read more about From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (final)[…]

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From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (Part 1)

Researchers want to publish their dissertation immediately after defending it. Publication in credible journals archived by PubMed is a dream come true for any researcher. Published articles hosted by PubMed act as a measurable standard of your research success. However, being published in a journal immediately after writing a dissertation is not an easy task. Read more about From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (Part 1)[…]

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Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (Final)

6. Actively connect with other researchers in your field Journal editors often use the reviewers’ suggestions. If you introduce yourself to researchers, your chances of being nominated as a reviewer will increase. Start conversations with fellow researchers and editors while attending conferences. Some journals also invite reviewers to keep in touch with them. This is Read more about Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (Final)[…]

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Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (First part)

Expert tips that are considered by journal editors Entering the world of peer review is not easy. In pursuit of both academic and research advancement, novice scholars are constantly looking for opportunities to take on the role of a peer reviewer. With the right motivation, determination, and tactics, you can successfully start your career in Read more about Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (First part)[…]

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Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research (final)

3. Perform a Thorough Search for the Patent Before filing a patent, you must make sure that this innovation is not anticipated in any other way before you take action. You can perform a comprehensive patent search to confirm this. There are several ways to identify existing patents: 1. You can search reputable databases, such Read more about Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research (final)[…]

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Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research

Obtaining a patent is one of the most important ways to protect intellectual property. To succeed and stay on top of the game, companies need to differentiate themselves from their competitors based on their intellectual property portfolios. A patent prevents your competitors from producing, using, distributing, or improving your innovation in a country or countries Read more about Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research[…]

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Journal Rejections: How Common Are They?

Irrespective of the researcher’s scientific profession, it is very common to be rejected by journals. The acceptance and rejection rate of scientific journals is an important criterion for choosing a journal for submission. However, information on the acceptance (or rejection) rates of journals is rarely available. There are significant differences between different disciplines. For example, Read more about Journal Rejections: How Common Are They?[…]

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Why is Copyright Licensing and Attribution Important to Researchers?

Copyright is a legal document for authors that protects their work from being used by others without their consent and reference. Copyright has a limited duration (up to 100 years after the author’s death) and its own legal requirements (usually depending on the country). Although there are specific international agreements to protect the work around Read more about Why is Copyright Licensing and Attribution Important to Researchers?[…]

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The structure of a research paper

Academic papers are written based on a conventional pattern of format and language. In fact, most journals provide authors with guidelines for font type, font size, margin, spacing, etc. They can also have specific guidelines about the outline and structure of the article. In addition, some journals might have rules about the structure of each Read more about The structure of a research paper[…]

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Why Should You Organize a Scientific Conference or Workshop?

Researchers often focus so much on laboratory work and publishing papers that they often forget another important aspect of a successful profession: professional networking! One way to get out of the lab and meet new colleagues is to hold a conference or workshop. Conferences are usually large events focused on presenting research, while workshops are Read more about Why Should You Organize a Scientific Conference or Workshop?[…]

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ResearchGate Removed 1.7 Million Articles in a Copyright Dispute

ResearchGate finally surrendered to the copyright violation charges after a dispute with publication giants, such as Elsevier and Wiley. It was decided that this site should restrict access to approximately 1.7 million online articles. The publishers considered this a great victory on their side. Read this post to find out more about ResearchGate and its Read more about ResearchGate Removed 1.7 Million Articles in a Copyright Dispute[…]

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What is an Opinion Article?

People write opinion articles to share their views on a contemporary issue. But these articles should also have a significant contribution to the repository of scientific texts. In addition, unlike scientific research articles, opinion articles are more concise and have a clear view. In fact, they should provide a balanced view of the topic in Read more about What is an Opinion Article?[…]

Paper mills

Paper Mills: A Rising Concern in the Academic Community

A good publication record is one of the essential criteria for promotion, becoming a faculty member, and earning grants for future projects. The pressure to publish more articles leads the researchers towards engagement in unethical practices, such as buying fake research papers. Academic fraud, including data distortion, image manipulation, and fake peer review, has plagued Read more about Paper Mills: A Rising Concern in the Academic Community[…]

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Statistical Errors to Avoid When Writing Your Manuscript

Research, reproducibility, and reliability. These are the keywords when it comes to good science. As scientists, we try to prove that our results are significantly different. My colleague wished there was a “Journal of Negative Results,” a journal in which tests that did not work were published. Therefore, people would not spend their time trying Read more about Statistical Errors to Avoid When Writing Your Manuscript[…]

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Virtual Defense: Tips for Successfully Defending Your Thesis Online

Defending a master’s or doctoral thesis is an important event that you have been anticipating for years. This is the day you want to proudly share your work with anyone who has been a part of this adventure. Supervisors and colleagues are eager to hear the main applications and key concepts of your research. Everything Read more about Virtual Defense: Tips for Successfully Defending Your Thesis Online[…]

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How Much Self-Plagiarism Is Allowed?

Most researchers believe that plagiarism can never be accepted. They also agree that some types of plagiarism are more serious than others. For example, complete plagiarism is when a person takes a project or article written by another person and submits it as their own name. This is more serious than accidental plagiarism in which Read more about How Much Self-Plagiarism Is Allowed?[…]

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How do Find the Perfect Research Co-author?

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of articles written by several authors in various academic disciplines. The knowledge that is shared in teams expands the scope of science. Collaborating and co-writing with other researchers has many benefits. For instance, it makes the research more efficient because each writer brings his/her expertise into Read more about How do Find the Perfect Research Co-author?[…]

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Are Online Citation Generators Useful?

When preparing a manuscript, a citation generator can help you create a list of references and citations based on your preferred style. Scientific research is sometimes based on the findings of previous research. There are various online citation generators, such as Easybib, Bibme, and Cite This For Me. Aside from original research, review articles can Read more about Are Online Citation Generators Useful?[…]

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