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Format, Flexibility, and Speed: Palgrave Pivot. Guest post by Jen McCall – Global Head of Humanities, Scholarly Division and Publisher, Theatre & Performance at Palgrave Macmillan.

Format, Flexibility, and Speed: Palgrave Pivot

Jen discusses Palgrave Macmillan’s short-form monograph, the Pivot – what prompted the development of this publishing format; how it operates within current contexts of publishing, academia, and the REF; and how the academic book of the future must be flexible. I have written a book for my research, but it’s not quite a monograph”, our editors would often hear when visiting academics on-campus. “And it’s too long for a journal article. I don’t suppose you’d accept something 50,000 words long, would you?” Or alternatively, “I don’t have the time to publish a book. The idea for our mid-length research format, Palgrave Pivot, came from conversations such as these. What our authors told us The first survey put to the panel explored academic perspectives on the length and speed of academic content published in HSS. Nonfiction Writing Advice.

People have asked me for advice on writing nonfiction online, so here are some tips: 1.

Nonfiction Writing Advice

Divide things into small chunks Nobody likes walls of text. By this point most people know that you should have short, sweet paragraphs with line breaks between them. The shorter, the better. Once you understand this principle, you can generalize it to other aspects of your writing. Open Scholarly Publishing. Summer is over, and that means that millions of students are heading back to Universities around the world.

Open Scholarly Publishing

Professors are preparing their syllabi and lectures, and students are getting ready for classes (read: spending hundreds of dollars on books). Over the next eight months there will be hundreds of millions of essays written by university students, and graded by professors and teaching assistants (TAs). What does that mean for student publishing? Well, not much. Ly.js Open-Source Announcement. November 17, 2015 A growing number of graphing tools and libraries allow anyone to make beautiful, interactive web-based graphs.

ly.js Open-Source Announcement

By interactively visualizing our data online, we share complex ideas in an exploratory, visual, open, and collaborative way. Today, Plotly is announcing that we have open-sourced plotly.js, the core technology and JavaScript graphing library behind Plotly’s products (MIT license). It's all out there and free. Any developer can now integrate Plotly’s library into their own applications unencumbered. 43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately. When you’re revising any piece of writing — a novel, a news article, a blog post, marketing copy, etc. — there are certain words you should delete to make the text stronger and cut your word count.

43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately

When I’m writing a novel, one of my last drafts focuses on cutting these useless words. Removing them helps speed up the pacing of both action and dialogue, and makes your work more polished and professional. While this might not be the ultimate list of all words you should remove, these are the ones I look for when I’m doing revisions, so I thought other writers out there would find this helpful! Why do academics choose useless titles for articles and chapters? Four steps to getting a better title. An informative title for an article or chapter maximizes the likelihood that your audience correctly remembers enough about your arguments to re-discover what they are looking for.

Why do academics choose useless titles for articles and chapters? Four steps to getting a better title.

Without embedded cues, your work will sit undisturbed on other scholars’ PDF libraries, or languish unread among hundreds of millions of other documents on the Web. Patrick Dunleavy presents examples of frequently used useless titles and advises on using a full narrative title, one that makes completely clear your argument, conclusions or findings. When you want to get your paper or chapter read and appreciated by a wide audience, adopted for courses, and hopefully cited by great authors in good journals — in short, when you want to ‘sell’ your writing to colleagues — titles can play a key role. It is obvious too that a title is how you ‘brand’ your text, how you attract readers.

Image credit: sailko (CC BY-SA) Designing conference posters - Colin Purrington. A large-format poster is a big piece of paper or wall-mounted monitor featuring a short title, an introduction to your burning question, an overview of your novel experimental approach, your amazing results in graphical form, some insightful discussion of aforementioned results, a listing of previously published articles that are important to your research, and some brief acknowledgement of the tremendous assistance and financial support conned from others — if all text is kept to a minimum (less than a 1000 words), a person could fully read your poster in 5-10 minutes.

Designing conference posters - Colin Purrington

Section content • DOs and DON’Ts • Adding pieces of flair • Presenting • Motivational advice • Software • Templates • Printing • Useful literature • Organizing a poster session What to put in each section Below, I’ve provided rough tips on how many words each of these sections might have, but those guesses are assuming you have a horizontal poster that is approximately 3×4′. Malignant side effects of null-hypothesis significance testing. Thesis Writing. How to write a scientific paper. Daniel Lakens: The perfect t-test. I've created an easy to use R script that will import your data, and performs and writes up a state-of-the-art dependent or independent t-test.

Daniel Lakens: The perfect t-test

The goal of this script is to examine whether more researcher-centered statistical tools (i.e., a one-click analysis script that checks normality assumptions, calculates effect sizes and their confidence intervals, creates good figures, calculates Bayesian and robust statistics, and writes the results section) increases the use of novel statistical procedures. Download the script here: For comments, suggestions, or errors, e-mail me at D.Lakens@tue.nl. The script will likely be updated - check back for updates or follow me @Lakens to be notified of updates.Correctly comparing two groups is remarkably challenging. When performing a t-test researchers rarely manage to follow all recommendations that statisticians have made over the years. Where statisticians update their recommendations, statistical textbooks often do not. Baguley, T. (2012). Welcome to Journalysis. KIPWORLD : A Brief Outline for Organising/Writing the PhD Thesis: Chapters I, II, & III. How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors.

Writing for academic journals is highly competitive.

How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors

Even if you overcome the first hurdle and generate a valuable idea or piece of research - how do you then sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers? There’s no simple formula for getting published - editors’ expectations can vary both between and within subject areas. But there are some challenges that will confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline. How should you respond to reviewer feedback? Is there a correct way to structure a paper?

The writing stage. Reproducibility Guide. False-Positive Psychology. Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows Presenting Anything as Significant + Author Affiliations Joseph P.

False-Positive Psychology

Simmons, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 551 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 E-mail: jsimmo@wharton.upenn.edu Leif D. Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day. Scientific Protocols - A free and easy way to share scientific protocols. Stats. Want to get information about upcoming workshops and new resources? Subscribe to our email list. Free One-on-One Consulting Services Email Consulting: Have a question that you think could be answered over email, or just want to get some general suggestions of resources to look into?

Email stats-consulting@cos.io with your questions. Online consulting by appointment: Want to talk through your problem in real time? Free Training Online Workshops We offer online workshops on topics related to reproducible research and good statistical practices. T&F Newsroom. Taylor & Francis, the European Association of Social Psychology and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, are launching an innovative new social psychology journal, Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology (CRSP) which aims to create a paradigm shift in how research is conducted and reported in this field.

The editors, Kai Jonas, University of Amsterdam, and Joseph Cesario, Michigan State University, along with the editorial board, will begin reviewing research proposals in late 2014 for the first volume to be published in 2016. CRSP will be the first social psychology journal to publish only pre-registered papers. The journal will have a strong focus on methodology and transparency in the research process. Authors will submit their research proposals to the journal and these will be reviewed and accepted on the basis of the proposed methodology. All papers will then be published so long as the studies are conducted and analyzed as agreed in the pre-registered proposal.

Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors. 1. Why Authorship Matters Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work. Cognitive Science. Topic Editors: Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science, Spain Hanne De Jaegher, University of the Basque Country, Spain Submission Closed. This action requires you to be registered with Frontiers and logged in. To register or login click here. An important amount of research effort in psychology and neuroscience over the past decades has focused on the problem of social cognition.

Author Rights: Using the SPARC Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author of a journal article. The text below is also available in PDF format, and the image is available as a poster. Click here to download the Addendum now.