Figures in scientific papers catch the reader’s eye. They should clearly and easily show data visually. That includes how you lay them out, scale them, and annotate them. Here’s how to make them more effective.
Even native English speakers make lots of English mistakes. For ESL/EFL speakers, it’s even harder to get it right. But in science you MUST use precise, correct English. Do you know your 3 magical Cs? Find out here.
R is a free software environment that’s been around since the mid-1990s. But it remains a statistical powerhouse. Many researchers and students alike prefer it to popular commercial packages. If you like control, you also might convert to R.
Peer review is quality control for science, but it has its limits. Verifying data, declaring COIs, and being honest are among them. Here’s what you can expect from your peer reviewers and what you cannot reasonably expect.
How much do you love writing your references list? Probably about as much as you love a trip to the dentist. But there are actually ways to make citing references a breeze. Read this article to learn how.
The IMRaD structure gives you a guideline to follow as you draft your manuscript. Starting with the Introduction, you’ll follow this conventional process. This is among our vital tips for scientific writing.
Competition isn’t often discussed in academia, but it sure matters. Citations, funding, prestige – they’re all related to competition. You can “beat” your competition with better writing. Here’s what to do.
Most readers will read an article’s Abstract to decide whether the full paper should be downloaded. Some journals send only the abstract of a paper to editorial staff or editorial board members to decide if the paper should be sent for peer review.
Salami publishing means dividing your research findings into thin “slices” (like cutting a salami), and publishing each one separately to try to increase your total publication count. Here’s why you must never do it.
How would you approach a senior researcher in your field? How can you promote your research to conference attendees while you are away from your poster? Every researcher should have a good elevator pitch!
Do you have your own ORCiD researcher identification number? It’s free and we recommend it. Increasing numbers of researchers around the world have signed up for an ORCiD so they and their work can be identified.