Tag Archives: Scholarly publication

Open Access and Peer Review

One of the challenges that is often brought up with regards to publishing in open access journals is the perceived low quality of some of these journals and the belief that they are not peer reviewed. Open access (OA) is … Continue reading

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PeerJ – Innovating Scholarly Publishing

After only a year of existence, the open access publisher PeerJ has already made a splash in the world of scholarly publishing. PeerJ’s two publications, the academic journal PeerJ and pre-print server PeerJ PrePrints, both cater to the biological and … Continue reading

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Mendeley: A Free Reference Manager, PDF Organizer & Academic Social Networking Tool

Looking for a tool to help you index and organize your research papers online? Described by some folks as “iTunes for researchers,” Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF organizer. OK, you currently use RefWorks or EndNote for managing … Continue reading

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What’s All This Talk About “Open Access” Publishing? How Does it Affect Me?

As this week is Open Access Week this might be good time to remind you what all the fuss is about and to provide you with links and information for you to get better acquainted with  the Open Access (OA) … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Get Your Research Published

You’ve been working diligently on your research, and now you’re ready to get your new ideas out to the academic world.  What are the things you should be aware of even before you start to write your research paper?  I … Continue reading

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Ready to Publish Your Research Findings. But, Where?

Use Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to Find High Impact Journals After you finish your manuscripts and are ready to publish, you may ask  the question, “Where do I publish?” You can find your answer quickly using Journal Citation Reports. Use JCR to … Continue reading

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Some Cool Educational Videos on Writing Research Papers

If you’re a grad student, and even if you’re not, this series of new short educational, web-based videos from the American Chemical Society (ACS) will help you understand the process of writing, submitting, reviewing, and editing reports of original scientific … Continue reading

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