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Puzzle of the week - Find the hidden publishers
Choosing a publisher and a specific journal affiliated to it is a very crucial step for researchers who want to publish their work. Given the large number of available choices, it is important for...
Career Advancement
Survival tips for postdocs
Often PhD graduates find it difficult to deal with the challenges of a postdoctoral position because they are unprepared to face them. To keep you motivated, we have come up with 8 rhymes which will...
English Communication
6 Quick and easy ways to better explain science to non-scientists
This post suggests a few language-related strategies for researchers to explain abstract or difficult-to-grasp concepts to the general public.
Manuscript Structure
Writing a statement of the problem for a research proposal
The first and most important step in any research is to identify and delineate the research problem. However, many researchers find this task difficult. This article is a step-by-step guide to...
Global Trends
What does Donald Trump's victory mean for science?
The election of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as the President of the United States has sparked strong reactions among academics. How would science fare under his governance? 
Publication Buzzwords
Can we fix the reproducibility crisis that is plaguing science?
Lack of reproducibility is one of the biggest challenges facing science. In this opinion piece, Ira Krull discusses his views on whether there is a way to rectify this problem. 
I have submitted a manuscript to one of the PubMed listed journals and it was...
Survival tips for postdocs
Often PhD graduates find it difficult to deal with the challenges of a...

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Top 10 avoidable mistakes made by authors
This infographic lists 10 avoidable mistakes that authors make in their manuscripts. If authors are made aware of these mistakes and they make conscious efforts to avoid them, they could indirectly... Read More
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Guidelines for Analytical Method Validation: How to avoid irreproducible results and retractions
Is there a way to ensure that your results do not end up being irreproducible and you do not face retraction as a result? In this post, Ira Krull discusses all aspects of analytical method validation... Read More

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Dr. Kim Holmberg is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Unit for the Sociology of Education (RUSE) at the University of Turku, Honorary Research Fellow at the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at University of Wolverhampton, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University. His research involves altmetrics, webometrics, scientometrics, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and virtual worlds in education. He also uses quantitative methods to study various phenomena on the web in general and on social media in particular. Dr. Holmberg has authored several journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and books on topics close to his heart – altmetrics and information exchange in the social media age.
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