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Industry Hot Topics

What role do Early Career Researchers (ECRs) play in peer review? Gary McDowell, PhD, Executive Director of Future of Research, shares his perspectives on this topic. ...Read more
Imagine that you have working tirelessly on a grant proposal keeping all the other work aside, and sent the proposal with a lot of hope. And then you are communicated that your proposal was rejected! This can be extremely disappointing. To avoid your grant proposal from being rejected, this article provides...Read more
Regarding the list of publications to be provided during the application for Grant-in-aid for scientific research ('KAKENHI' in Japanese), which points are evaluated? Is the impact factor or the number of citations focused on as the evaluation criteria? If yes, should the publications at journals with...Read more
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Journal Publication Process

Ethical declarations in research form an integral part during the submission process of a manuscript to a journal. During the submission process, there are several questions and statements that you as the author need to respond to before submission. Let us look at all of these one-by-one. ...Read more
The work of peer reviewers can remain somewhat mysterious, particularly for the less experienced authors. To better understand the work of a reviewer, their decision making, and what they look for in their own review, Wolters Kluwer interviewed two expert reviewers who have collectively reviewed...Read more
John Butler Adam, Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Science (SAJS), shares his thoughts about diversity and inclusion in peer review in the South African context....Read more
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Manuscript Preparation

The Methods section of a research article is like a roadmap leading to the core of the research, guiding the readers through the actual journey the authors took to reach their destination. In the manuscript, this section contains the essential details for other scientists to replicate the experiments...Read more
If you want others to cite your paper, you should make sure they read it first. Let us assume that the title and the abstract of your paper have convinced your peers that they should see your paper. It is then the job of the Introduction section to ensure that they start reading it and keep reading it,...Read more
If the word limit is defined as “within 200 words,” should the numbers in numbered references also be counted?...Read more
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Hi, Thanks for viewing my question. I'm looking for a detailed review of the above tools mentioned in the question. I intend to decide which tool would be the right choice to write a research paper with ease. I don't have much time left and I'd avoid learning advanced LaTeX (if that's possible). Thanks,...Read more
Many authors consider lab work easier than writing a research paper. The main challenges they face while doing the latter include structuring the research paper and following the relevant style conventions. Apart from this, authors are often confused about the language to be used in scientific papers...Read more
Google Scholar is a tool researchers commonly use for conducting literature searches. This post shares eight great tips to help make your Google Scholar search more effective....Read more
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