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The Chicago Manual of Style is commonly used by authors writing academic manuscripts as it contains detailed guidelines on various aspects of writing as well as language and grammar. This video, prepared and presented by The University of Chicago Press, is an introduction to The Chicago Manual of Style. It is geared toward writers, students, librarians, businesses, and anyone interested in using the Manual to support their work. First, it gives a general overview of the Manual and explains how...
Editorial Manager: A tutorial for authors
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Editorial Manager® (EM) is the manuscript submission system of choice for many well-known journals. This post provides step-by-step instructions on how authors can use this system to submit their manuscript as well as track it on the system. 
Online course teaching scientists to communicate effectively with the media
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Success in academia is increasingly tied to public engagement, and scientists have to engage with the media to promote their research and explain its significance to the public. This online training course by SciDev.Net is designed to help scientists who wish to improve their media engagement skills.
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I was requested to review a history book in about 700-1000 words, only from one or two chapers. My specialty is linguistics. When I searched in English sites, I found that there is a wide variety of reviews for history books. What style can I use?
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Choosing an English dictionary
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This post describes the different kinds of word-related information that a dictionary offers, including meaning, usage, pronunciation, etymology, etc.
English dictionaries
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This post shows how English monolingual dictionaries differ in terms of the number of words, quotations, sequence in which different meanings of the same word are presented, illustrations, and the variety of English (American, British, Canadian, and Australian).
Scholastica and Altmetric
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You've put your research out into the world. Now it's time to sit back (or more likely, to start working on your next project!) and wait for signs of your newly published scholarship's impact to emerge. The problem is, traditional bibliometric indicators of research impact, such as the Impact Factor, can take anywhere from months to years
A guide for non-native speakers
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Science Research Writing is a practical and handy guide for non-native authors who want to write research papers in English.
A sensible guide to writing
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The book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker is a useful resource for authors looking to understand the different styles of writing.
A guide to punctuation
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The book Punctuation...? is a hands-on guide for researchers who wish to learn about using punctuation correctly in a short span of time.

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