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Interview with Dr. Bruce Dancik

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Part 01
By Editage Insights | January 27, 2014
Under Industry Opinion | 9,554 Views
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Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Dr. Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief, NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, at the 54th Annual Meet of the Council of Science Editors, held in Maryland, Baltimore, from April 29 through May 3, 2011. In the first of this series of nine video snippets, Dancik explains his responsibilities as Editor-in-chief and gives an... Read more
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Part 02
By Editage Insights | February 03, 2014
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In this video, Dr. Bruce Dancik reveals what kind of a submission package editors like to see, and explains how certain key elements, such as an excellent cover letter or a clearly written manuscript, can ensure that your submission is well-received by the journal. This video is part of an interview series in which Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief, NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor... Read more
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Part 03
By Editage Insights | February 05, 2014
Under Manuscript Structure, Industry Opinion | 308,704 Views
Average: 4.9
In this video interview, Dr. Bruce P. Dancik— Editor-in-Chief of NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta—explains which parts of the manuscript the author should pay special attention to when aiming to get published in an international English-language journal. He provides useful tips on writing an effective research paper title, explains how to write a research paper abstract, and provides some insights... Read more
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Part 04
By Editage Insights | February 10, 2014
Under Publication Planning, Industry Opinion | 23,869 Views
Average: 3.3
In this video, Bruce Dancik reveals what journal editors actually look for in a manuscript. He provides useful tips on how an author can find out which journal would be interested to publish his/her research and explains some of the important factors that an author should consider while choosing a suitable journal. Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief, NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor... Read more
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Part 05
By Editage Insights | February 12, 2014
Average: 3.6
This video snippet takes a sneak peek into a typical day in a journal editor's life. Dancik gives us a glimpse into the various levels of screening that a manuscript goes through, and takes us through the different stages in the editorial decision-making process. He also gives us useful tips on which parts of the submission package editors attach more importance to: how a convincing cover letter or well-presented tables and figures can make a positive impact on the editor.This video is a part... Read more
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Part 06
By Editage Insights | February 14, 2014
Under Publication Ethics, Industry Opinion | 15,998 Views
Average: 2.9
This 5-minute video presents Bruce Dancik's take on the much-debated issues of authorship and conflicts of interest. Dancik advocates complete disclosure in these matters, and guides authors as to how and where they should declare the details pertaining to authorship, acknowledgements, and potential conflicts of interest. He also shares his opinion on which of the contributors to a particular work should be given the status of an author, and who should simply be acknowledged for their... Read more
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Part 07
By Editage Insights | February 19, 2014
Under Manuscript Structure, Industry Opinion | 19,257 Views
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In this 4-minute video snippet, Bruce Dancik sums up the bare essentials that a manuscript must have in order to make it comprehensible for the reader/referee. He also points out a few things that should be avoided in a manuscript and explains what kind of a balance the author needs to achieve while preparing his/her paper.This video is a part of an interview series in which Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief,... Read more
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Part 08
By Editage Insights | March 03, 2014
Under Tables and Figures, Industry Opinion | 24,182 Views
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In this 2-minute video, Bruce Dancik explains how much of the data included in tables and figures should be presented in the form of text, and how much should be left for the reader to extrapolate. He also emphasizes on the inclusion of data in the form of supplementary information to be submitted along with the manuscript as part of the submission package. This video is a part of an interview series in which Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to... Read more
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Part 09
By Editage Insights | March 04, 2014
Under Publication Ethics, Industry Opinion | 468,561 Views
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In this 14-minute video interview, Dr. Bruce Dancik—Editor-in-Chief of NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta—discusses the ramifications of direct and unintentional plagiarism and the use of plagiarism detection software by journals. Dr. Dancik explains how authors from non-English speaking countries are likely to fall prey to plagiarism due to their inability to express themselves in English and... Read more