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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.
EQUATOR network, Research reporting guidelines
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Submitting compelling and novel content to a journal is only one element in having an article accepted for publication. The presentation and organization of your manuscript is essential in convincing editors and reviewers that your work has been thoroughly prepared and able to withstand scrutiny. To that end, The EQUATOR Network compiles research reporting guidelines to “improve the reliability and value of published health research literature.” The use of reporting guidelines not only improves...
A guide to navigating the world of publishing in academic journals in English
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This post reviews the book A Scholar’s Guide to Getting Published in English: critical choices and practical strategies 
Reporting of research should be truthful, free of bias, and provide enough information about how the work was performed to allow others to replicate the work and to be useful for further analyses.
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Transparency in reporting of research is essential for providing enough information about how the work was performed to allow others to replicate it. This post takes a view at some new initiatives and guidelines that are being developed to move scientific reporting toward greater openness. 

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