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A sensible guide to writing
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
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
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
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.
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. 
Over the years while helping authors get published, we realized that researchers have a lot of questions about publication and would like someone to guide them through the publication process. Similarly, journal editors always want to reach out to authors and share their expectations or explain best publication practices. We realized that there was a distinct gap—between authors and journals—and that it was necessary to bridge this gap through a common platform.This thought led us to create...
Book review: Writing for Science Journals: Tips, Tricks, and a Learning plan
This post reviews the book Writing for Science Journals: Tips, Tricks, and a Learning plan, an immensely useful resource for authors
Make your Google searches more precise: A few tips for researchers
This post offers a few tips on how to make Google searches more effective.
3 Quick tips for Google searches
Researchers use Google for a variety of purposes. This post presents some quick and effective tips that will help researchers to make their web searches more productive. 
Brief reveiw of Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English
A brief review of the scope and special features of a new learner's dictionary from Oxford University Press, meant for learners of academic English.