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Presenting at an academic conference is an opportunity that most young researchers look forward to. However, addressing a large audience can make you feel nervous, at…
8 Tips for presenting a paper at an academic conference
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So you’ve completed your study and published your paper in the journal of your choice. Now you want to make your paper accessible to more and more readers within and…
How to make your paper more accessible through self-archiving
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A poster presentation is the perfect opportunity for you to highlight the importance of your research for people attending the conference. Posters are like billboards…
How to create the perfect poster
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Impact factors, the h-index, and other measures of assessing research journals and researchers are all based on citations. The basic logic is simple: if other…
This post suggests a few language-related strategies for researchers to explain abstract or difficult-to-grasp concepts to the general public.
With the evolving digital media landsape, scientific communication is changing to adapt to the needs of a new age audience. Graphical and video abstracts are fast…
Authors are often disappointed when their manuscript is rejected after initial screening and are left wondering what was wrong with the paper and why it was not even…
In this first part of our video interview, Dr. John Willinsky provokes thoughtful discussion on the future of academic research and more broadly, a knowledge-based…
The graphical abstract is a relatively new concept. while it is fast gaining popularity with journals, authors are not yet very familiar with the idea. Inadequate…
Today, being an academic brings with it the added responsibility of promoting your research in order to generate and demonstrate impact. This post explains how you could…