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Journal Submission & Peer Review

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This article explores how authors and reviewers can make a difference to the quality of peer review by making the right choices, maintaining integrity, and having their…
How can authors and reviewers rebuild trust in peer review? By making ethical, informed choices
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The words “published in a peer reviewed journal” are sometimes considered as the gold standard in science. But any professional scientist will tell you that the fact an…
When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science
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Academic review process was different in Einstein’s time. In his brilliant career, the only time his work was subjected to blind peer review – the authors don’t know the…
Once you enter the world of academia, you quickly realize that the culture of ‘publish or perish’ is here to stay. So how do you maximize your chance of success? Here's…
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…
This article  centers on the provisional application for patent.
In this article, Dr. Ben Britton - a Senior Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Imperial College London - shares a few tips and tricks to try to…
Have you struggled to understand whether you should apply for a patent and what it entails? This article explains the basics to help you expand your knowledge about…
The peer review system is based on a mutual relationship. Sometimes there are glitches and broken links, and sometimes mutualisms turn into antagonisms. But is the whole…
I had a dream that bothered me. In this dream, I found out that the journal editor had rejected my paper based on an algorithm. It made me so irate that I woke up. Upon…