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Authorship in Research

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The refrain of “peer review is broken” or “science is broken” is reaching a crescendo. Researchers often ask, “If papers with flaws pass peer review, why am I struggling…
5 Things authors must do to deliver peer-review-ready manuscripts
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English is not the first language for most of the world’s researchers, who are vying to get their work published in top peer-reviewed journals. In fact, even native…
Can pre-submission manuscript editing improve your chance of acceptance?
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When it comes to scholarly publishing, the reasons for rejection are often within your control and easily avoidable. Check out the most common mistakes that lead to…
Did you know, 50% of published articles are only read by the author, journal editor and reviewer, while 90% are never cited? Regardless of its importance, published…
You’ve worked hard and think you’re on a winning path when you submit your manuscript to a top academic journal, only to be derailed by a peer review. Here's how authors…
A Russian website offering authorship in accepted research papers for a price is being probed for malpractice. Read on to know the reaction of the industry to this…
An author’s degree of contribution to a study can sometimes be identified by the order in which the names appear in the byline of the publication, but it is usually very…
At the beginning of each scholarly article, beneath the title, is a list of the authors. We get so used to writing our name, together with the names of our co-authors…
The previous post explained the main duties of the corresponding author before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. This post talks about what a corresponding…
What corresponding authors are expected to do after journal submission
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The role of a corresponding author is an important one in the publication process. This post gives you a brief idea of what it means to be a corresponding author of a…