Hybrid open access – what is it and why does it exist? Is it an ideal combination of paid access and open access? Or has it failed to bridge these two forms of publication? Learn the ins and outs of this all-inclusive type of journal.
Open access puts your research in front of countless more readers. But does it have the prestige of traditional journals? What about impact factors? Learn about these and other important issues when considering open access for your work
What makes a good and bad peer reviewer? And who can be a peer reviewer anyhow? Get answers to the big questions on becoming a peer reviewer and helping to advance credible, valuable science for your sake and for society’s sake.
Many journals let you recommend reviewers for your manuscript when you submit it for publication. Learn how to use this opportunity to get expert feedback on your work while making a journal editor’s job a bit easier (that’s a good thing).
An unfinished paper is a waste of time and effort. It may also be the result of poor planning. Plan ahead and it’s almost impossible for your manuscript to go unfinished. Use these 5 proven practices to finish your work and get published.
An unfinished manuscript can make you feel anxious and full of regret. You know you should finish and publish, but something is in your way. This article will help you find what keeps you from publication and how to break through and get published.
How would you approach a senior researcher in your field? How can you promote your research to conference attendees while you are away from your poster? Every researcher should have a good elevator pitch.
Clinical trials use phases that are used to progress a new intervention (such as a drug or a device) through rigorous (and often lengthy) verification. This ensures it is safe for use in humans. But what exactly are these phases? Answers here.
Amazingly, many researchers have never considered writing a review. Perhaps because it seems like such a big task. We’ve developed a 4-step method to give you and your colleagues a roadmap to quick publication and impact that extends into the future.
From brainstorming to publishing, software can remove all the messy analog processes of research coordination. Cloud-based packages now let you smoothly work with your colleagues across physical and time differences. Here we offer suberb recommendations.
The forest plot is a figure that appears in the Results section of a systematic literature review report. It is a graphic representation of the findings of multiple studies that investigated the same scientific question and measured the same outcome.
The flow diagram (also called flowchart or flow chart) is typically the first figure in the results section of your systematic review. It’s a logical and helpful guide for the reader. Our expert walks you through how to write one.
Bias is a systematic error that can lead to the wrong outcomes and conclusions. These errors can be mistakes in the design, conduct, or analysis of the study. Risk of bias is the risk of these errors occurring. Learn more here.
In systematic reviews, internal validity and external validity are the standard measure of quality. If you can spot the issues and bias that hurt validity, your review will be more credible, valued, and cited. Here’s what to look for.
Qualitative research’s great value is in how to shows individual voices as scientific data. But the way those individuals are sampled can hugely affect the responses and the study quality. Learn how to choose the best sampling method.
The abstract is a short summary of your manuscript. It is extremely important that your abstract is well prepared and sufficiently represents your paper, because the abstract is often the only part of paper that will be read.
Along with Excel and SPSS are many amazing software options for making figures for your STEM & HSS scientific data. This list includes many new and exciting options for making figures that demand your readers’ attention.