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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 
Stories behind published papers
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Those who are new to the field of academic publishing might have the impression that submitting research papers to journals and getting them published are orderly processes. The reality is of course different. 
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Getting the citations and references right can be tricky—most researchers also consider it trivial. However, journals insist that authors follow the style recommended for references meticulously. Perhaps what researchers need most is a handy source that can show by example how the bibliographic
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Few books come this close to providing sound advice on the intricacies of the publishing game as What Editors Want: an author’s guide to scientific journal publishing
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There are many books on the topic of scientific and research writing, but most researchers hardly have the time to delve into such books. If only there was something concise and yet enlightening! There is, actually. Try

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