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Such Is a Peer Reviewer’s Life

Peer reviewers are the subject-matter experts who volunteer their time to improve the manuscripts they review. Often, researchers consider these reviewers as the road blocks in research publishing ,…
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Peer Review Through Ages! — A Brief History

The peer review process was developed to help journal editors decide which manuscripts deemed suitable for publishing. Eventually, the process evolved and transitioned from its initial unidirectional…
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Observer Bias in Research

R1 – “I am telling you, the result will be this.” R2 – “How can you be so sure?” R1 – “See, from the observation, I feel results will be in favor of my assumption.” R2 – “So, all this is…
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An Overview of the ACS Style Guide

What is an ACS Style Guide? The ACS Style Guide is the essential writing guide for the 51 scholarly journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS). This scientific society, founded in 1876…
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Thesis Vs. Dissertation

A graduate degree generally requires completing either a thesis or a dissertation. The incorrect usage of thesis and dissertation is not new to the academic world. In Shakespeare’s day, a candidate…
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When Your Thesis Advisor Asks You to Quit

I was two months into the third year of my PhD when it happened. In retrospect, I should have seen it coming. My research wasn’t going great, but I was feeling reasonably confident that my efforts…
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Selecting a Good Research Topic

A lot of thought, time, and effort goes into selecting the right research topic. Selecting a good research topic is the first step towards carrying out a successful and impactful research study. A…
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How to Become a Productive Researcher

A researcher’s job is no ordinary job. It comes with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Productivity is essential to researchers at every stage of their career. However, the challenges…
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Decoding the Peer Review Process

Peer review plays a significant role in the publication of a manuscript. Peer review constantly undergoes changes based on the latest trends and happenings in the publishing industry.  Given the…
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Clinical Trials: The Fundamentals

Clinical trials are an important part of medical research and these investigations help determine how new treatments will work in human patients and also in collecting valuable data about the effects…
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Peer Review Through Ages! — A Brief History

The peer review process was developed to help journal editors decide which manuscripts deemed suitable for publishing. Eventually, the process evolved and transitioned from its initial unidirectional…
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An Overview Into Peer Review Process

Peer review is the most sought after process in the publishing industry. Getting your work validated from the experts in your field enhances the quality of your work. The originality of articles for…
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How to Ace Your PhD Viva Voce

It is your Ph.D. viva voce! Years of your research work has to be presented in a short duration. Are you in a dilemma, how to go about it? It is a nerve-racking experience to present your research…
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Tips to Launch a Research-Inspired Startup

Researchers have several career options besides academia. One such interesting non-traditional option is setting up their own business. For researchers looking to branch out into business, the best…
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Dos and Don’ts of an Industry Job Resume

Researchers often face challenges in choosing an appropriate career path towards the end of their Ph.D. Lack of jobs in academia, as well as a disinterest in pursuing an academic job, often leads…
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10 Tips to Draft a Brief Communication

Important research findings with ground-breaking results need to be published at the earliest. These findings are usually a part of the entire research but are often published as short or brief…
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Top 4 Tools to Detect and Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is not a new phenomenon in research. However, it has received increasing attention with technological advances being able to detect and effectively uncover instances of plagiarism. There…
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Common Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism, or passing someone else’s work as your own, is not a new phenomenon in research. It has gained greater attention with the advent of technology that has made it easier to uncover instances…
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Top 10 Tips for Peer Reviewers

Peer review is essential to ensure the quality of research that is published in academic journals. It ensures manuscript and journal quality and is, therefore, a crucial aspect of the publication…
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Top 10 Communication Tips for Researchers

Researchers spend a lot of quality time reading and rigorously performing experiments in the laboratory. Amidst their tight schedule, they also take breaks from their daily routine to socialize with…
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Top 10 Alternative Careers for STEM PhDs

A PhD is the highest qualification that one can have and is essential for a career in academia. However, there are many challenges to getting academic jobs, and many PhDs have interest in non-academic…
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SCImago Journal Rank: An Overview

Publishing in high-impact and high-quality peer-reviewed journals not only helps researchers advance their careers, but also increases the visibility of their work and the odds of it getting cited.…
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Transparency in the Peer Review Process

Peer review is an integral part of the publication cycle. It involves an independent and unbiased assessment by reviewers of a manuscript on the grounds of originality, significance, and novelty of…
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Open Access: What Do The Numbers Tell Us?

To promote scientific research, it is important that exchange of information and ideas is encouraged at all levels. Since the 1970s, the open access (OA) movement has supported and attempted to…
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An Introduction to Open Access Publishing

In recent times, open access publishing has been gaining popularity in the scholarly community from funders, research organizations, universities, publishers, and researchers due to it making research…
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Such Is a Peer Reviewer’s Life

Peer reviewers are the subject-matter experts who volunteer their time to improve the manuscripts they review. Often, researchers consider these reviewers as the road blocks in research publishing ,…
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Top 5 Tips to Avoid Journal Rejection

Journal rejection is something that every researcher faces at some point in their research career. As a researcher, rejection of your manuscript by a journal can be very discouraging after spending…
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Preparing a Submission-Ready Manuscript

Publishing your manuscript in a good and impactful journal is something that every researcher aspires to achieve. In this episode of Enago Academy’s podcast, we will discuss the most important step…
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Plan S – A Revolution in Open Access

In the fourth episode of Enago Academy’s podcast, we cover a trending topic in open access publishing that has a significant impact not only to publishers and journals but also to individual…
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