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How to select an open access journal

Picking a good journal to target with a research article is one of the most common issues researchers face. How can you select? There are literally thousands of journals out there to choose from? Which is going to be best for your next research paper?

Are you maximizing your post-publication output?

Research ‘impact’ is best visualised as academic impact plus the difference your work makes to the lives of ordinary people (think: socioeconomic impact). The first of these variables (academic impact) is much easier to measure (citations, downloads, reads) but the second ….. (much harder to do, let alone measure).

Dr. Gareth Dyke joins the Edanz Learning team!

Meet Gareth, palaeontologist and author of more than 280 peer-reviewed articles in top journals such as Nature and Science. Dr. Dyke manages the Taylor & Francis journal Historical Biology as Editor-in-Chief. Here he briefly introduces himself as Edanz’s newest team member!

When you post the draft of your scientific manuscript publicly before it is accepted by a journal, your draft is called a preprint. There are several websites called preprint servers that allow researchers to post an unpublished manuscript so that everyone in the scientific community can read their findings.

FIVE online presentation mistakes to avoid!

Post-COVID-19, our professional presentations have moved increasingly (and often suddenly) online. It’s time for a skills check! Are you making any of these five common online presentation mistakes?

Hook That Journal Editor!

You need a great cover letter to make a strong first impression on the editor. This free interactive PDF shows you how to highlight the strengths of your submission.

Two examples of systematic reviews with rich media

“Efficacy and safety of dual SGLT 1/2 inhibitor sotagliflozin in type 1 diabetes: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials” + “Diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for covid-19: systematic review and meta-analysis”

Finding your way through a FOREST PLOT

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.

Systematic Review QUICK QUIZ! (Feb 26 2020)

Li et al., (2019) performed a meta-analysis of clinical outcomes of nicorandil administration at the time of PCI in patients with STEMI. The primary endpoint was MACE (short-term and long-term); the secondary endpoint was no-reflow phenomenon.