May 30 2020

Artificial Intelligence – A New Team Member in Scholarly Publishing

Is there a place for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in scholarly publishing? What if it could streamline literature searches or help us to understand a journal article? There are so many publications that it is no wonder that researchers often struggle with information overflow. Moreover, academic pub

May 28 2020

Sustainable Research Infrastructures? What are They?

Are you a researcher? If you are, research infrastructures are probably essential to your career – whether you realise it or not. Basically, research infrastructures are the services, facilities and resources used during research. Research infrastructures can be both physical and digital. This can i

May 25 2020

Get your Research Patented Now!

A patent is a form of intellectual property, which gives its owner the right to prevent other researchers from making, selling, using, and importing an invention for a specific period, usually twenty years. Any new and novel research that has not been in use so far and has utility in the market can

May 24 2020

How to Survive Peer Review in Social Sciences and Humanities

Difference in HSS and STEM Peer ReviewPeer Review ModelsResponding to Reviewer’s CommentsTips to Handle Manuscript RejectionsPeer review is a critical step in the publication cycle ensuring the quality and the integrity of the literature. Researchers are often intrigued to know what happens after th

May 23 2020

Does Supplementary Material Data Disappear?

Journals insist that accessing the supplementary material for a manuscript becomes a headache for them, mostly because they appear as broken links. Instead they prefer them in the form of repositories. Read ahead to find out why publishers prefer repositories.Most research projects produce large amo

May 20 2020

Research Data Collection Tips While Social Distancing

The world is in lockdown and the way we knew life will be forever changed after the lockdown. Quarantine forced many research labs to close their doors suddenly. There is no certainty as to when they will be allowed to open again. This means abrupt halting of a lot of scientific research, especially

May 14 2020

Fundamentals of Writing Scientific and Medical Research Papers

For preparing a strong manuscript that presents the right amount of information comprehensively and in the appropriate order, a well-planned strategy is a prerequisite. Furthermore, researchers also need to organize the collected data methodically and present them sequentially. In the previous sessi

May 13 2020

Perks of Pursuing Career in Life Sciences

Graduating from high school is a day of celebration for everyone. However, it also marks the beginning of another phase of the life, in terms of academics as well as personal life. With this new beginning comes hand-in-hand the crucial step of deciding the career option. Choosing the correct career

May 12 2020

Do You Want to Become a Research-Inspired Entrepreneur

A researcher acquires diverse transferrable skills through their Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship positions. Researchers, who do not intend to pursue a career in academia, have multiple alternatives available to them. Entrepreneurship is one such interesting alternative that researchers can explore

May 12 2020

Bioethics: Addressing Social and Ethical Issues in Medicine and Science

Bioethics and bioethical principlesPolicy-making and upholdingEthical issues in life sciences researchResources for bioethics information Medicine practitioners and scientists continuously work at the crossroads of ethical dilemmas, targeting to strike the right balance between the advancement of sc

May 10 2020

How to Effectively Search and Read Patents – Tips to Researchers

Patents have two purposes: awarding rights to the inventor and preventing others from claiming ownership. In research, patents encourage innovation by ensuring that work focuses on new ideas. Patent searching can help researchers to avoid wasting valuable time and money on unoriginal work. This is v

May 8 2020

All About Research Design and Preliminary Data Collection Methods

Undertaking a research project is a huge responsibility. It requires the researcher not only to identify a research problem but also design a study to arrive at a significant solution to the research problem. There are numerous methods one can approach the research study. However, it is essential to

May 6 2020

Dealing with Fake Co-Authors: A New Publishing Problem

Recently I walked past my colleague’s office and noticed he was laughing. I asked him what was so funny.“I am reading about an authorship story of ‘Stronzo Bestiale’,” he chuckled. “Apparently, a US physicist (William Hoover) was struggling to publish his research in the 1980s. He overheard two Ital

May 5 2020

How to Avoid Fraudulent Image Manipulation

Scientific misconduct has taken root in academia with thousands of cases being reported every year leading to retraction of research papers. 67% of the research misconduct cases resolved by The Office of Research Integrity between 2011 and 2015 involved image manipulation1.While some of these misrep

May 3 2020

10 Common Journal Compliance Errors Made by Authors

Every day several manuscripts are submitted to the journals. However, not all of them get published. Getting a research published is one of the most important achievements of a researcher’s academic career. But every researcher must have faced a rejection at least once in their entire career. There

May 1 2020

What will Happen to Research Funding in the Era of COVID-19?

With the attention of the whole world focused on COVID-19, other issues are taking a back seat. This is certainly true of the scientific community, where many are re-directing their efforts towards research into COVID-19. In some places, researchers with medical expertise are even helping to treat p

April 29 2020

A Guide to Academic Book Writing and Publishing

Types of academic booksHow to write a compelling academic bookHow to publish an edited volumeTips for authors to promote their booksDo you wish to compile your research work into a book? Do you know the standard guidelines for writing a book chapter? For increased impact and recognition as knowledge

April 26 2020

Want to Publish in PLOS Journals? Here’s What You Need to Know

“Getting rejections from top tier journals is very frustrating because publication is key to getting your findings known, as well as for obtaining grants,” says Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, a researcher at the University of Kentucky, USA.Surely, most researchers would agree. Publication is key to the

April 24 2020

Writing a Great Letter of Recommendation is No Small Feat

Being asked to write a letter of recommendation is a privilege. When you have a student, colleague, or employee with great potential, you want to do your best to convey their talents and skills. However, it can be challenging to know what to include in a letter of recommendation to make it stand out

April 23 2020

Should You Consider Quitting Your PhD?

A PhD is a huge commitment. Beginning your PhD requires time, money, and most of all, motivation—all of which can run out long before you have finished. Most people who have done or are in the process of a PhD have experienced frustration, lack of motivation, and stress. But when is it time to quit

April 22 2020

A Crash Course on Biostatistics | Part II

Clinical Study DesignsHypothesis TestingP-value Approach (Probability Testing)Types of ErrorsFurther explaining the important phenomena in Biostatistics, this FREE webinar will help researchers increase their awareness about the following:Types of clinical study designsHypothesis testing and its typ