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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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In recent years, many research groups have been working independently to develop metrics that measure the impact of published research. The journal impact factor is a…
How citation metrics can help you benchmark your research impact
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Euan Adie is founder and CEO of London-based start-up Altmetric, which tracks online activity relating to scholarly literature. Altmetric was founded in 2011, emerging…
A broader view of research impact through Altmetric
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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…
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…