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Seminars | Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE. Listed below are details of programmes and presentations from previous seminars. Reports from some older presentations can be found in the Annual Reports . Seminars 2015Presentations at COPE European Seminar and Workshop (Download PDF of the seminar programme) "Weighed and Measured: How metrics shape publication (mis)behaviour The 2015 European Seminar and Workshop was held on Friday 17 April 2015 at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Altmetrics in practice: where are they being used (and misused)?

Research metrics: use and abuse — Lisa Colledge, ElsevierDownload presentation [PDF, 1210kB] Presentations at COPE North American Seminar (Download PDF of the seminar programme) "New technologies and behavior for identifying publication ethics issues" The 2014 North American Seminar was held on Wednesday 13 August 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Scholarship recipients. PLOS Collections : Article collections published by the Public Library of Science. Equator > Home. Equator > Home. Equator > Home. Citing Medicine - NCBI Bookshelf.

When was the last time you asked how your published research was doing? As citation counts, h-indexes, and impact become increasingly important to matters of funding and promotion, Melissa Terras asks why more scholars are not chasing up publishers to find out how their work is faring among the online audience, and makes some pleasing discoveries on how her own research has been received. 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.”

That’s true enough, I thought. BioMed Central | 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. This will help you achieve the goal that led you to publish in the first place: To add to our understanding of the world by informing other scientists about your research. Of course, if English is not your first language, having to use it may add to the challenges of writing and publishing. Why is good writing important? Good writing is writing that clearly communicates your research.

Science is complex, but the writing used to describe it need not be. High-quality, simple writing: What do journal Editors want? Journal Editors evaluate submissions and consider peer reviewers' advice. We significantly increase your chances of acceptance for publication | edanz editing global. 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. But there’s a different way to look at this, which is that the misinformed opinions of a very small but very vocal subset of readers take precedence over the facts and the opinions of others.

Arnold Zwicky wrote about this phenomenon a few years ago in a Language Log post titled “Crazies win”. Addressing split infinitives and the equivocal advice to avoid them unless it’s better not to, Zwicky says that “in practice, [split infinitive as last resort] is scarcely an improvement over [no split infinitives] and in fact works to preserve the belief that split infinitives are tainted in some way.” And furthermore, I’m not sure it’s a worthwhile endeavor to try to avoid offending or annoying anyone in your writing. Like this: 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. One friend, an editor at a top business-school journal, admitted to me (albeit after three beers and a rather nice-size margarita) that the review system was broken. There are myriad reasons for the breakdown, all of which might spark curiosity and intellectual energy. I now expect one of five reviewers to emerge in most articles I send out for review, and the truth is that I am rarely disappointed. The expert in everything.

My reviewer was a management scholar, and why she would comment on (and require me to change) something that is the purview of a copy editor and not in her area of expertise, eludes me. The insecure expert. The nasty reviewer. Effective Scientific Writing -- Manuscripts and Grants. Scientific peer review.

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Scrivener – Draft academic template for academic writing | information insights. 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. Choose between New and Old Tutorials We have recently improved instruction in the Plagiarism Tutorial and Tests. Make Your Choice Click or touch a link below. Note: You can return to the old tutorial at any time, by clicking on the link in the footer on any page in the new tutorial. You will return to the new tutorial whenever you register or login to take a Certification Test. 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.

Thus, avoiding plagiarism is important -- both in writing and speaking. This tutorial is divided into sections: It often takes 1-2 hours to complete this tutorial and pass the test. The disciplinary consequences of documented plagiarism at Indiana University can be severe. Credits Notes This tutorial does not attempt to teach citation and reference styles. Next Page.

ICMJE: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Mulford Library: Instructions to Authors. Welcome. 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. 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′.

Adjust accordingly. DOs and DON’Ts 1. 2. 3. 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. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists to describe the world accurately and without bias. But this trust will endure only if the scientific community devotes itself to exemplifying and transmitting the values associated with ethical scientific conduct. On Being a Scientist was designed to supplement the informal lessons in ethics provided by research supervisors and mentors. The book describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work. It applies to all forms of research--whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings-and to all scientific disciplines.

This third edition of On Being a Scientist reflects developments since the publication of the original edition in 1989 and a second edition in 1995. Academic Phrasebank. : Quick and Dirty Tips