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Golden rules for scholarly journal editors
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This post, co-authored by Sylwia B. Ufnalska and Arjan K.S. Polderman, drafts a list of golden rules for editors.
SCiELO
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Over the years in Brazil, open access has emerged as a favorable solution to help increase the visibility of Brazilian researchers in the global research arena, and the SciELO portal has proved to be one of the earliest, and arguably most successful, open access initiatives
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We are familiar with the concept of "edition" in published books but what about scholarly articles? Jeffrey Beall reports his observations of a panel presentation moderated by Todd Carpenter, the head of NISO, on this topic at the 2014 SSP meeting.
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I am currently writing a few research papers. From my office in France, I must write with my co-authors located in Brazil and two different cities in the USA. How can I collaborate on the writing of elaborate text such as scientific manuscripts while being so far apart? For some time the solution
The Economist style guide
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Although The Economist, a British weekly, is not a research journal, its writing is often praised for its clarity and precision. How does the The Economist&n
A guide to effective academic communication
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Having written a paper for submission to a chosen journal, you will need to write something more, namely a letter or an e-mail addressed to the editor of the target journal requesting t
Presenting statistical information effectively: two useful guides
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Research nearly always involves measuring and counting: drawing inferences based on quantitative data is one of the distinguishing characteristics of science. 
Understanding synonyms: some reference sources
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Science demands precision, and part of mastering a subject involves learning the exact differences between words that mean more or less the same thing. An entomologist, for example...
Avoid the most common errors of grammar in research papers
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Studying English grammar will probably help you eliminate many common errors of grammar from your writing—but it is unlikely that, as a researcher, you will actually pick up a book on
Numbers and data: a consumer's guide
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All too often, copyeditors focus on applying the correct style for numbers: for example, some journal publishers insist on omitting the space between the number and the unit 

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