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What is Hybrid Open Access (and why choose it)?

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.

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About Peer Reviewers – Your Questions Answered

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.

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How to Find and Suggest Peer Reviewers

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).

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Creating Graphical Abstracts

Graphical abstracts are a concise, visual way to take advantage of the expanding role of online publications for scientific journals. Here’s what they involve and how you can get help creating yours.

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Unfinished Manuscripts: How to Finish Them 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.

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The Phases of Clinical Trials (0 to IV)

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.

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What is Statistical Modeling?

Statistical modeling fills the gap when you can’t possibly sample every member of a population. In this post, you’ll see the most common type of models at work, with published examples.

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Writing a Narrative Review in 4 Steps [and just 6 weeks]

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.

Why You Really Should Write a Review Article

Writing a scientific literature review paper can establish your authority in your field while enhancing your own knowledge. These tips will get you going on your own review article.

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Software Tools for Better, Faster Research Collaboration

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.

Forest Plots: When and How to Use Them

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.

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Understanding a PRISMA Flow Diagram

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.

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What is Risk of Bias in a Systematic Review?

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.

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