A month or so ago, I posted about whether blogging and tweeting about academic research papers was “worth it”. Whilst writing up my thoughts, the one thing that I found really problematic was the following: “I also know nothing about how many times my other papers are downloaded from the websites of published journals, or consulted in print in the Library. The latter, no-one can really say about – but the former? It seems strange to me that we write articles (without being paid) and we get them published by people who make a profit on them, then we don’t even know – usually – how many downloads they are getting from the journals themselves.” BioMed Central author academy. Welcome to the BioMed Central author academy, a guide from BioMed Central and Edanz on writing and publishing a scientific manuscript.
You can use the links to the left or below to find advice on specific topics. Why publish in English? Because English is the language scientists in different countries use to communicate with each other, publishing in English allows you to reach the broadest possible audience. We significantly increase your chances of acceptance for publication. Academic publishing: Open sesame. Arrant Pedantry » Blog Archive » It’s Not Wrong, but You Still Shouldn’t Do It. On the face of it, this seems like a pretty reasonable approach.
Sometimes the considerations of the reader have to take precedence over the facts of usage. If the majority of your readers will object to your word choice, then it may be wise to pick a different word. The 5 Species of Journal Reviewers - Do Your Job Better. By Robert A.
Giacalone The journal-review process is always the subject of some scorn among scholars. I've been in the academic profession for nearly 30 years, and while I've heard few people unequivocally applaud blind reviews, it seems that in the last five years, more colleagues at all levels have expressed consternation with the process. Effective Scientific Writing. Scientific peer review.
Scrivener – Draft academic template for academic writing. At the urging of Twitter user beautyiswhatudo, I have posted up here my academic template for writing journals and publications according to a somewhat generally accepted approach.
The reader can download the Scrivener 2.0.4 template here. I do have some notes for someone intending to use this template; these notes are included in the Academic template. To the user:This Scrivener 2.04 template provides an overall structure of how to proceed with writing an academic paper in Scrivener. Much of this generated table of contents etc is based on research in the social sciences (Information Systems discipline). September 2001 - Volume 76 - Issue 9 : Academic Medicine. AuthorAID: supporting researchers from developing countries. Tutorial Home Page: How to Recognize Plagiarism, School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington. Tutorial Home Welcome!
The academic community highly values the acknowledgment of contributions to knowledge. When you properly acknowledge the contributions to knowledge made by other people, you are showing respect for their work. You are giving credit where credit is due. You are not misleading the reader to believe that your ideas are solely your own. Thus, avoiding plagiarism is important -- both in writing and speaking. This tutorial is divided into sections: The Indiana University Definition Overview: when and how to give credit; recommendations; decision flowchart Plagiarism Cases: links to Web sites describing real plagiarism cases Examples: word-for-word and paraphrasing plagiarism -- 5 examples each Practice with feedback: identifying plagiarism -- 10 items, then repeated practice tests with feedback on answers.
ICMJE: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Mulford Library: Instructions to Authors. Welcome. Designing conference posters » Colin Purrington. On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition. The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust.
Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Academic Phrasebank. : Quick and Dirty Tips ™ Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips.
A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study.