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2014/07/22

Last month in our Resource Roundup we looked at some of our favourite online tools to help you work more efficiently. This month we thought we’d change gears and focus on online resources that can help you keep up with all the latest news in publishing. There are far too many journals to keep up with on an individual basis, and with new high-profile retractions and changes in the publishing industry happening at a fairly constant rate, it’s important to stay up-to-date.

2014/07/11

Being listed as an author on a published article is one of the main goals of scientific research. Each listed author had a significant role to play in a study and has responsibility for the work presented; however, journals are now starting to ask for an author to be named the overall ‘guarantor’ of the paper. It can be a bit confusing to differentiate the role of an ordinary author vs the corresponding author vs a guarantor, so today we take a look at these key authorship roles and try and make sense of each of their responsibilities and who to list for each category on the manuscript.

2014/06/26

If you’re anything like us here at Edanz, you rely on the web to keep up with your research needs and all the latest news in publishing. But the internet is a big place, and everyday there are more and more tools popping up with promises to help you work faster and more efficiently. It’s a lot of work just to make sense of it all. To help make this easier, we’ve compiled a series of resources we’ve found that can help you with your work and that we think offer genuine value.

2014/04/11

Writing in English can be difficult for non-native speakers. Writing in academic English even more so. To be a good writer requires knowledge and awareness, both of the English language itself and how to maximize the resources at hand. By way of illustration, this post shares an interview I conducted with Mina Hirai of the Edanz Customer Service Team, who faced such challenges firsthand during her time at university.

 

LK: Your writing experiences started at University didn’t they?

 

2014/02/11

Getting started writing a manuscript once you have some results you’d like to publish can be difficult. Despite having a general idea of what you want to discuss, the challenge comes in putting that idea to paper and deciding what supporting information to include and what to leave out. Without any clear guidance, writer’s block is certain. This is where creating an initial outline can help.

                      

The Brief Outline

2013/12/05

In the previous two posts, I discussed the importance of sensitivity and avoiding bias in scientific writing. These concerns fall under the broader umbrella of writing with an objective tone.

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