On behalf of Edanz Group, I would like to welcome you to this first post of the new Edanz Academy Blog!
I hope you find this new blog useful as a source of information, advice, and tips for publishing your research findings, communicating your research to the world, and enhancing your professional skills and career. This blog complements the new Edanz Academy webpage, which provides free educational resources and online tools (Edanz Author Academy, Edanz Author Path, and Edanz Journal Selector) to help you on your path to publication success.
As the Education Director of Edanz Group, I am fortunate to meet thousands of research staff and students each year at our live educational events in writing, reading, peer review, presenting, publishing strategy, communicating with journals, and communicating with general audiences. Both researchers and students have asked me some very interesting questions in the Question-and-Answer sessions, as well as after the events by email. I have noticed that there have been some common questions, regardless of the country hosting the workshop or lecture--be it Japan, China, Thailand, Brunei, Colombia, or Mexico--and regardless of whether audience members use English as their first language or as an additional language.
I am excited to be able to use this Edanz Academy Blog as a way of sharing some common, and some not so common, questions and answers so as to reach a wider audience, beyond Edanz Group's workshops and lectures. If you have questions of your own, please email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and I will answer them here too (anonymized of course).
Because I belong to several professional societies, such as the Council of Science Editors, World Association of Medical Editors, Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators, and Committee on Publication Ethics, I will also use this blog to direct you to relevant news and information on research writing and publishing. Please let me know if you have any topics on manuscript preparation and scholarly publishing that you would like me to cover.
In the future, I will be inviting some of my talented colleagues on the in-house editorial team of Edanz Group to be guest bloggers. They are eager to share their wealth of knowledge and experience in editing and improving manuscripts for journal and book publication,
In addition, when new educational resources become available on the Edanz Academy webpage, I will be sure let you know here. For example, I recently made an infographic on how to efficiently write a research paper for publication in an international journal. I hope you find it useful and encourage you to share it with your colleagues.
Dr Trevor Lane
Education Director and Senior Publishing Consultant