Ashley Fernandes | Reputations

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How will becoming a journal reviewer help me advance my career?

Congratulations on being invited to peer review for a reputed journal. It is indeed a great honor, because it implies that the journal considers you to be an accomplished subject expert. Although the monetary...

March 30, 2018 5
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I have submitted my manuscript to a journal but would like to withdraw it. How to proceed with that?

Hi Angelo, It is really unfortunate that you will have to withdraw your manuscript from the journal. You probably many not be required to pay any withdrawal charges but there may be other consequences...

December 26, 2017 5
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I have received invitation from a conference. How do I find out whether it is predatory or not?

Hi Ebekozien, Your question about  predatory conferences is very much relevant. There are several researchers who get such invites but fail to recognize them as predatory. However, there are some ways...

December 18, 2017 5
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I have received a request to do a peer review from an unfamiliar journal. How do I check that it is an authentic journal?

Hi Florián,   Your question is quite important and this has become a very relevant issue given the number of journals that are getting published on a regular basis. As a researcher, you would be...

November 30, 2017 5
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My PhD advisor is indirectly asking me to fabricate data. What should I do?

Dear Lucas, Thank you for getting in touch with Enago Academy. Sorry to know that your PhD advisor is indirectly asking you to commit research fraud. As you may be aware, data fabrication is considered...

November 14, 2017 5
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Can I upload my submitted research paper to a preprint repository?

Yes, you can. However, you would need to check with the respective journal. Some journals (especially traditional subscription journals) do not allow authors to upload their manuscripts to repositories....

September 29, 2017 5
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What is the best tool to manage references in a manuscript?

There are a number of reference managers currently available for researchers. Some of these tools are free, while others are paid. Mendeley, EndNote, ReadCube, Zotero, Citavi, and RefWorks are some of...

September 29, 2017 5
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My research involves human subjects. What guidelines should I follow to avoid any misconduct?

Manuscripts reporting data from research on human subjects must state, in the Methods section, what formal review and approval was granted by the appropriate research ethics committee(s). The treatment...

September 29, 2017 5
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How can I ensure that my research is easily reproducible?

In order to ensure that your research is easily reproducible, it is important to make sure your methods section is detailed, so that other scientists can accurately reproduce the results or findings. You...

September 29, 2017 5
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Is there any tool to find free versions of paywalled articles?

Yes. ImpactStory has created a tool called Unpaywall that is based on data from the oaDOI project. Unpaywall indexes over 10 million articles. Researchers now have access to open access full-text versions...

September 29, 2017 5
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New PubMed Integration Supports Scientific Integrity

It is widely accepted that receiving funding from an organization may come with pressure to publish results that are favorable to the funder. Marion Nestle found that 156 of 168 industry-funded research...

September 28, 2017 10