Tips for Producing an Effective Draft

To write the first draft you need to have detailed notes. If you not have a case at present, preparation of an outline for each section including major headings, sub-headings and paragraphs containing different points may help. At this stage you should turn your notes and outline into a narration. Some people believe that it Read more about Tips for Producing an Effective Draft[…]

responding to reviewers

How to Respond to Reviewers

You will receive a letter with some comments from the editor after the submission of your manuscript to your target journal. This letter either means to accept or reject your submitted manuscript. But how to respond to reviewers? If the editor has decided to reject your manuscript, he usually gives some reasons for the decision. Read more about How to Respond to Reviewers[…]

Editing services

How Editing Services Improve Your Work

It surprises me when I see authors think that they can edit their own manuscript. It is good to know that professional authors and PhD candidates usually hire professional editing services. Editing services will improve the quality of your academic papers, thesis, business documents and book manuscripts. Perhaps you believe that your English is good Read more about How Editing Services Improve Your Work[…]

How to Write an Abstract?

Researchers write abstracts to make a selection of their work for presentation at scientific gatherings such as conferences and seminars. Writing a good abstract is not an easy task and many young researchers have no idea how to summarize the results of so many months of work into 300 to 400 words. Nonetheless, mastering the Read more about How to Write an Abstract?[…]

The Things You Should Know about Indexing

Authors in recent years have been more and more looking for indexed journals to publish their articles and prestigious journals are those that are covered by a number of abstracting and indexing services. In fact, the higher the number the more prestigious is considered the journal. But what is an “Index Journal”?  In the forthcoming Read more about The Things You Should Know about Indexing[…]

DRJI

Journal Indexing and DRJI Scores

Publishing scientific articles in indexed journals have one definite advantage: It ensures that all subscribers to that journal will read and cite your work. Because of the high number of journals, the number of subscribers to the journal may not be very high. Some researchers may not have subscription to indexed journals; so, how do Read more about Journal Indexing and DRJI Scores[…]

COPE

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

COPE stands for “the Committee on Publication Ethics” and is a forum of peer-reviewed journals to talk over matters related to the integrity of the scientific record. COPE encourages editors to report ethical problems in the publication process. In concordance with Elsevier’s commitment to support journal’s editor in controlling the cases of violation of publication Read more about Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)[…]

The Effect of Self-Retraction on the Researchers’ Career?

What would you do if you realize that you made a mistake in the process of the research you had conducted which undermines the results of your published paper. This could be an error in labeling. Therefore, the cell lines you worked on were not the ones you believed to be. You think about the Read more about The Effect of Self-Retraction on the Researchers’ Career?[…]

Figures and Tables in a Manuscript

When drafting your manuscript, there may be information that needed to be in a figure or table. The first thing that you should do is to decide which suits your purpose better. Tables are suitable for data having lots of variables or categories or the values that have the same pattern. Figures are proper for Read more about Figures and Tables in a Manuscript[…]

Social media

Social Media for Promoting Your Research

Using social media is an effective way for promoting your research since it allows you to have a direct access to your audience and offers a great platform to improve your journal’s profile. Your subject expertise, as an editor or author, enables you to promote your paper on social media. The following five tips give Read more about Social Media for Promoting Your Research[…]

Writing a Research Article

Writing a Research Article

 After you have completed your study and got your conclusion, you want to inform the world about your findings. In order to do that you must extract a research article from your study and submit it to a right journal. As you may already know, the articles have the basic IMRAD structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion). In some Read more about Writing a Research Article[…]

Finding the Key Message

Communicating the key message is one of the most important parts of paper writing that is often overlooked. The busy reader of today’s world needs to absorb your message in the shortest time possible. They don’t have time for you to beat around the bush. Therefore, think about your central message carefully. Here are some Read more about Finding the Key Message[…]

key message

Finding the Key Message

Communicating your key message is one of the most important parts of paper writing that is often overlooked. The busy reader of today’s world needs to absorb your message in the shortest time possible. They don’t have time for you to beat around the bush. Therefore, think about your central message carefully. Here are some Read more about Finding the Key Message[…]

Study limitations

Limitations of a Study

After analyzing the results, you are ready to announce everyone what you have found. It is important to persuade editors, peer reviewers and readers. You must also be ready to inform them about the limitations of your study. How to write about the limitations of a study No research is perfect, no matter how obsessively Read more about Limitations of a Study[…]

research background

Writing the Background of Your Study

The background of every study is the story existing behind it and usually comes in the introduction of a paper or thesis, though it is possible to elaborate on it later in the discussion section. Regardless of where you present your research background, you must concentrate on key goals in presenting it. The reason for Read more about Writing the Background of Your Study[…]

abstract vs.introduction

Differences Between Abstract and Introduction of a Research Paper

The essential difference between abstract and introduction is that the abstract is a short summary of your entire study in this order: The objective of study, methods, results and conclusion. It shows the high points of your study plus a very brief background information.  The introduction, on the other hand contains only some elements of Read more about Differences Between Abstract and Introduction of a Research Paper[…]

article title

How to Develop an Effective Article Title?

The article title represents your manuscript content in a fewest possible words. Whether or not the readers read your work, an effective title instantly “sells” it to the reader. The title is crucial in drawing reader’s attention to your manuscript, especially if the searched database does not contain the abstract of the article. It should Read more about How to Develop an Effective Article Title?[…]

Tips on Data Collection During Quarantine

People all around the world are experiencing the life in quarantine and it can change the course of events greatly for them. The lock-down has closed the lab doors suddenly and we don’t know when they will be opened again. This has prevented many researchers from accomplishing their research projects. However, it is a good Read more about Tips on Data Collection During Quarantine[…]

Some Tips on Scientific Posters

This short article is going to cover the requirements and tips on the preparation of an e-poster. The conventional scientific posters were presented as an arrangement of graphic designs and information printed on papers. Today, as a result of the growth of digital technology, scientific conferences ask for items such as Quick Response code (QR) Read more about Some Tips on Scientific Posters[…]

The Reasons Behind the Higher Citation of Open Access Publications

There are evidences that show Open Access (OA) publishing is getting more popularity especially during the last 5 years. Supporters of OA believe that it is a fairer publishing model that increases accessibility to scientific findings. Here we examine some advantages of open access publishing and whether this model leads to higher citation rate?  With Read more about The Reasons Behind the Higher Citation of Open Access Publications[…]

Open Access (OA) Journals

In this article we want to see what Open Access (OA) means to researchers and publishers. To describe it simply, open access means that the article or academic work is published in a database or medium that is accessible free of charge to anyone who needs it. Typically, access to published works require the payment Read more about Open Access (OA) Journals[…]

How to Do Peer review?

Peer review is essentially a structured process; therefore, more you practice it, the more expert and confident you would be. It is a constructive process. The peer review both preserves the integrity of the article and helps you improve your proficiency as a researcher. Also it is a good way for advancing the skill of Read more about How to Do Peer review?[…]

How to write Methods section?

The method section of a papers is probably the least interesting part, yet it is essential for the progress of science and facilitates your further attempts. The requirements for Methods section of any journal can be found in “instructions to authors” guide. The purpose of Methods section The Methods section of your paper lets your Read more about How to write Methods section?[…]

How to Avoid Grammatical Errors in Your Research Papers

Research papers are very important to the career progression of scholars. The conduct of research takes so much time, effort and resources and these makes the final result valuable. Researcher are under constant pressure to publish papers. The motto ‘Publish or perish’ enforces the academicians to regularly publish research papers. Grammatical errors can needlessly delay Read more about How to Avoid Grammatical Errors in Your Research Papers[…]

meta analysis

Research Meta-analysis: Getting the Bigger Picture

The reproducibility crisis is not new in academic community. In order to substantiate it, the cancer researchers tried to reproduce the studies published in high ranking scientific journals, but they only succeeded to reproduce only half of the studies. This leads to lots of debates and controversies around particular theories. One of the solutions here Read more about Research Meta-analysis: Getting the Bigger Picture[…]

journal assessment

Qualitative Journal Assessment

Authors usually wish to publish their articles in a high rank journal. Publishing in a high rank journal not only upgrades your resume, it also brings about better job and investment opportunities. Researchers typically use Journal Impact Factor (JIF) for the general assessment of the journal. Yet JIF has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here Read more about Qualitative Journal Assessment[…]

Where do research ideas come from?

The question which research we have to do is addressed not only to the researchers but also to the policy makers and investors in health sector who must decide which studies they should encourage and support.  Good research ideas are the result of using knowledge, scientific findings, activities and attitudes of the researchers. Search in Read more about Where do research ideas come from?[…]

How Social Media Promotion Can Increase Research Citation?

Social media enable the people all around the world to have access to endless information, entertainment, news and many other subject matters. The use of social media has increased up to 65% by the year 2015. This has increasingly become important in academic community. Social media has turned to an essential means for the promotion Read more about How Social Media Promotion Can Increase Research Citation?[…]

Altmetrics

What is Altmetrics?

Altmetrics is the abbreviation of Alternative Metrics, meaning alternate scales. The aim of Altmetrics is to measure web based research interactions including issues such as how a research gets tweeted or blogs are written about them or even gets bookmarked. As is evident by the name, Altmetrics is creation and study of new scales based Read more about What is Altmetrics?[…]

How to Avoid Plagiarism?

Most of the students have a lot in their to-do list (like the researches they have to do, people they must meet, articles they should write, books they must read, etc.) but they don’t have enough time. Some students are not able to do these things on their own, so they ask others for ideas Read more about How to Avoid Plagiarism?[…]

Write an effective cover letter for sending to the journal

Usually it takes months or even years to write a 5000 thousand words article and then edit and configure it according to the journal’s requirement, but you should know that for sending the article you need a cover letter. Most journals have clear-cut instructions on what should be written in a cover letter. Therefore, although Read more about Write an effective cover letter for sending to the journal[…]

The quality content of scientific journal

Quality upgrade is one the most important issues in a scientific journal in which budget and financial factors play a crucial role. Each issue should qualitatively excel the previous one and this matter of quality depends highly on the budget available to the journal. Again it must be noticed while budget plays an essential role Read more about The quality content of scientific journal[…]

Tips on Writing an Abstract for Your Article

Tips on Writing an Abstract for Your Article

In scientific journals, abstract means the summary of an article. But in the dictionary, these two words have different definitions. Sometimes they are used interchangeably in scientific texts and the same word is used for both concepts. But you must notice that this is not common and many journals distinguish between abstract and summary. The Read more about Tips on Writing an Abstract for Your Article[…]

Research Limitation

Research Limitation

Today’s article is about research limitations and the problems and obstacles that researchers face in the way of conducting their research projects. What is Research Limitation? Research limitations are factors that prevent the collection of the desired data and results. Types of Research Limitation 1. Limitations imposed by the researcher Such limitations are the result Read more about Research Limitation[…]

Different Parts of a Research paper (Part 3)

Different Parts of a Research paper (Part 3)

Data Collection Methods and Tools Levels of Measurement “Measurement” means using numbers to express the characteristics of a phenomenon. Measurement levels are as the following: Nominal – Classification based on whether or not they have an attribute or value (female employees – male employees). – You can only do calculations related to abundance about them Read more about Different Parts of a Research paper (Part 3)[…]

Different Parts of a Research paper (Part 2)

Different Parts of a Research paper (Part 2)

The Research Design The following should be considered in the design of research: Research details  Statement of the problem  Type of research Purpose of the study      2. Sampling and data collection methods: Statistical population Sample size data collection method       3. Data analysis method Data Collection and Sampling Methods Reasons for Read more about Different Parts of a Research paper (Part 2)[…]

Different Parts of a Research Paper (Part 1)

Different Parts of a Research Paper (Part 1)

Statement of the Problem This part includes the importance of the problem, the necessity of the research), the specialized limitations of the problem, etc., which should have the following characteristics: Be clear and limited. Be capable of providing hypotheses. It sould not emphasize non-scientific judgments and philosophical or mystical orientations. Be in the form of Read more about Different Parts of a Research Paper (Part 1)[…]

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