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How Do Editors Edit? What Is Proofreading?

Editors working on articles for language do two things: They correct (often following checklists and style guides) and they enhance readability. These two parts of the editing process are both very important.

What Is the Future of Academic Assessment?

Of course, we teach about, and advise on, journal selection at the Edanz Learning Lab; this is one of the most important questions researchers face throughout the academic writing and publishing journey. But what is impact, really? University around the world have been moving away from research assessments based only on journals.

How to Write an Effective Personal Statement

So-called ‘personal statements’ are short documents written by candidates applying to universities that are very often used for assessment by admissions tutors. So how do you write an effective one?

How to Get Your Scientific Article Cited [Top 12 Tips]

There is no point writing a research paper and publishing it in a leading international journal if no-one reads it, downloads it, or cites it. Maximizing our publication citations is key to reputation, career, and standing in the field!

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?

How to Structure Your Academic CV to Get Attention

We all need an effective and eye-catching CV that ensures we stand out at the top of the pile. The question is: How to grab people’s attention and ensure you have the best possible chance of winning an interview for your next position?

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!

Creating graphical abstracts

Creating Graphical Abstracts

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

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.

2 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”

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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