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Discussion Vs. Conclusion

A well-organized manuscript generally follows the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) format to convey the relevant information to the target audience. The…

Annex Vs. Appendix

Journals or funding organizations may require authors to submit supporting documents along with their manuscript or grant proposal. These supplemental documents fall under the…

How to Make Popular Research Videos

Summarizing your research into an engaging and easy-to-understand video is an effective way of sharing/promoting research. Gaining popularity among academics and general public…

Hedging in Academic Writing

Hedging is often used in academic writing to express uncertainty or indirectness in certain statements or findings. Authors can use certain keywords and phrases such as “possibly,”…

Everyday Vs. Every Day

Certain words we use in our manuscripts or daily communications spell the same but differ slightly in their meaning. For example, “everyday” is used interchangeably with “every…

More Vs. More than

There are two types of degrees when it comes to oral or written communication—comparative and superlative. When using the comparative degree (for doing comparisons), we know that…
Researchers Poll

Which key area of Open Science are you aware of or utilize the most?