With the sudden lockdown all across the world due to the Coronavirus crisis, many have had to stay back at home to combat the spread of the outbreak. Several schools, universities, and workplaces have been closed down as a precautionary measure globally. Although some are coping well with the remote working arrangement, others are trying to balance this in the midst of active research, courses, etc. Researchers in particular have had to stall their work for an indefinite period of time.
Amidst this crisis, Enago Academy pledges to support the global researcher community through different means and assist them in their publication journey.
For Young PhD & Early Career Researchers
If you are a research student who just started their PhD or postdoctoral fellowship, trying to cope up with the initial months of the course may be difficult. In fact, with the sudden shutdown of all laboratories for an indefinite period, you might be reconsidering your decision to continue your PhD course. However, continue on your course as you may land up with several high-paying academic and non-academic jobs after your PhD. Here are some insightful education articles we have created for young academics on stress management, time management, tips and tricks for drafting your thesis, building effective relationships with your Principal Investigator (PI), etc. In addition, you can also check out our online webinars that cover various aspects of academic writing and publishing.
Completed Your Research? Here’s What You Can Do During the Downtime
Researchers who have completed their research study face different challenges under the current situation. Fret not as every cloud has a silver lining and so does this lockdown. Use this time wisely to revise your manuscript as self-editing will significantly improve the chances of acceptance in your target journal. After revision, go through our concise checklist designed especially for researchers who are concluding their study, to ensure that crucial points are not missed out. You could also plan to apply for grants for a new research project. Let our experts guide you with their helpful tips on drafting a successful grant application through our interactive podcast.
Writing and Publishing Your Manuscript
In case you are planning to start drafting your manuscript, this is the best time to do so. Before beginning, select your target journal and go through the journal guidelines for instructions on writing your paper. Moreover, learn and enhance your skills of journal selection through our detailed online course created by renowned publishing experts who share their knowledge on choosing the right journal. For tips on improving the language and grammar in your research paper, you can check our dedicated resource section here. We have also developed a comprehensive ebook covering various language and grammar concepts along with possible errors to avoid in their usage when drafting your manuscript. If you are a medical researcher, then you can should check our exclusive online session on drafting scientific and medical science research papers. Once you are done with your manuscript, the next step is to submit the paper to your target journal. It is important to note that you fulfill all the journal requirements before submission. Our journal submission service helps authors focus on their research while our experts ensure that your manuscript meets journal guidelines prior to submission. Peer review comments can be very stressful especially for early career researchers. However, responding to reviewer comments can become a whole lot more easier with some expert tips for your manuscript. Sometimes, manuscripts do get rejected either due to lack of a novel approach or major issues with the language. In such situations, authors can take advantage of our rejected paper editing service to revise and re-submit their manuscript to another relevant journal.
Strategize Plans for Promoting Your Research
The publication process does not end with getting published in a journal. Active promotion of your research is equally important these days. Making effective use of social media channels, conferences, etc., are a few avenues for research promotion. You can check our online webinar on using social media and effective networking to promote your research. In fact, we have identified and listed several tips for academics to make the best use of for marketing their research. Besides these, we also have a unique collection of podcasts on a number of topic such as non-compliance to research ethics, predatory publishing, and so on. These podcasts are conducted by our experts to help you solve any doubts regarding research and publishing.
Here’s a quick list of some additional useful resources:
- Quintessential tools academics must use!
- Live one-on-one video consultations to address research and publication related questions.
- In-depth research guides on manuscript drafting and journal submission.
- Boost your research visibility with the help of social media, video, and graphics.
- Find solutions to common research problems in an engaging community forum.
We hope these useful resources will help you make the most of your time at home! In addition, to aid the scientific community through this difficult times, we are offering free editing services, publication support, and translation services to all COVID-19 research papers.
We will be back with more such updates. Let us stand together and fight the crisis unitedly!