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?

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 involved....

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?

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 by which you...

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?

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 familiar with a certain...

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

Thank you for getting in touch with Enago Academy. Sorry to know that your PhD advisor is indirectly asking you to commit research fraud. It is important to acknowledge your research plan, capacity for...

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

Yes, you can upload your submitted manuscript to a pre-print repository. However, you would need to check with the respective journal. Some journals (especially traditional subscription journals) do not...

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

Originally, reference managers helped researchers correctly format their citations. These tools have come a long way since then. However, with all the new options and features, deciding which citation...

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

The first step toward any work that involves human subjects would be to have all the necessary permissions and approvals in place. Next, you need to ensure the protection of the dignity, rights, safety...

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

One of the tests for research findings is that it must be reproducible research. If you are the only person who can observe a result then that result is invalid. It is important that members of the scientific...

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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