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English Communication

Is there anything that should I take care of while communicating with journal editors? Especially when there is no response post submission, how should I inquire about the status of my manuscript?
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  • Aug 14, 2014
How ESL authors can overcome language barriers
The sphere of scientific communication is dominated by English. Even though ESL (English-as-a-second-language) authors may have conducted groundbreaking research and published their findings in their first language, their work is not likely to gain international recognition until they
6 Quick and easy ways to better explain science to non-scientists
This post suggests a few language-related strategies for researchers to explain abstract or difficult-to-grasp concepts to the general public.
Can poor English affect the publication and impact of research?
Poor English can delay the publication of research. A recent article in New Scientist, a British weekly science magazine, mentions that poor English “is another fac
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How to make Web searches more precise
Tired of all those irrelevant hits you get when you search for a term in an online search engine? In this post, I'll share three simple yet effective ways to ensure that the search hits you receive are relevant.
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...
Formal scientific communication
In writing to academics and scientists, perhaps the solution is simple enough: use Dear Dr Tanaka or Dr Smith or whatever surname or family name your correspondent has—if he or she ha
Understanding the difference between “almost” and nearly” in scientific writing
Scientists who find it difficult to communicate in English would find the series of Web pages under the title "English Communication for Scientists" particularly useful.
Referring to numbers in scientific writing
A book review is a critical evaluation of a book. While it would definitely include a description of the different aspects of the book, what you need to keep in mind is that it is not a summary.