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Using Meta Science to streamline researcher workflow systems
This article explores five of the most popular tools that researchers are leveraging within Meta Science to stay on top of their research, collaborate with their peers, and enrich the quality of their papers. It will also provide a step-by-step guide to help new Meta Science users take advantage of these same tools.
How researchers and journals use preprints to make research freely accessible
How can more scholars and journals embrace preprints to make research freely accessible? How are new uses of preprint servers changing the academic publishing landscape? This post 
How researchers can increase the visibility of their work with social media
Publishing your research in scholarly journals is important, but what may be even more important is getting the scientific information into everyday communication streams, that is, social media. This editorial outlines how best to move your scholarly work into social media outlets and how to track your success in a social media world.
The Chicago Manual of Style is commonly used by authors writing academic manuscripts as it contains detailed guidelines on various aspects of writing as well as language and grammar. This video, prepared and presented by The University of Chicago Press, is an introduction to The Chicago Manual of Style. It is geared toward writers, students, librarians, businesses, and anyone interested in using the Manual to support their work. First, it gives a general overview of the Manual and explains how...
Editorial Manager: A tutorial for authors
Editorial Manager® (EM) is the manuscript submission system of choice for many well-known journals. This post provides step-by-step instructions on how authors can use this system to submit their manuscript as well as track it on the system. 
Online course teaching scientists to communicate effectively with the media
Success in academia is increasingly tied to public engagement, and scientists have to engage with the media to promote their research and explain its significance to the public. This online training course by SciDev.Net is designed to help scientists who wish to improve their media engagement skills.
I was requested to review a history book in about 700-1000 words, only from one or two chapers. My specialty is linguistics. When I searched in English sites, I found that there is a wide variety of reviews for history books. What style can I use?
Choosing an English dictionary
This post describes the different kinds of word-related information that a dictionary offers, including meaning, usage, pronunciation, etymology, etc.
English dictionaries
This post shows how English monolingual dictionaries differ in terms of the number of words, quotations, sequence in which different meanings of the same word are presented, illustrations, and the variety of English (American, British, Canadian, and Australian).
Scholastica and Altmetric
You've put your research out into the world. Now it's time to sit back (or more likely, to start working on your next project!) and wait for signs of your newly published scholarship's impact to emerge. The problem is, traditional bibliometric indicators of research impact, such as the Impact Factor, can take anywhere from months to years


Free e-book on how to avoid journal rejection