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19 April 2024

Tim Vines and Ben Kaube kicked off a sparky debate with their post in The Scholarly Kitchen this week, which considers the argument for ‘honest signalling’ as a way of judging the scientific integrity of a research paper – in other words, [ read more ]

19 April 20242024-04-19T08:10:50+01:00

17 April 2024

Warnings from history reverberate through time – the New England Journal of Medicine is currently running a series of special articles examining the biases and injustices that the journal has historically helped to perpetuate, and which now with hindsight should bear critical [ read more ]

17 April 20242024-04-17T17:27:08+01:00

12 April 2024

Did you know that Saturday 13 April is National Scrabble Day? Well, now you do!

I was something of a latecomer to Scrabble, as there was never a tradition of playing it in my family. I still remember my childish triumph at my [ read more ]

12 April 20242024-04-12T09:14:20+01:00

27 March 2024

🐣 🐰 The Easter weekend is nearly here – is your editorial resource adequately covered over the holiday?

If you have a project that needs an end-to-end quality control check, or maybe a publication that needs a thorough fact check, get in touch [ read more ]

27 March 20242024-03-27T13:03:00+00:00

25 March 2024

There was a very illuminating post on The Scholarly Kitchen last week about journal publishing lead times and the way in which they vary so unpredictably – there is much more to judging their performance than equating prestige and high submission rate [ read more ]

25 March 20242024-03-25T14:51:35+00:00

7 March 2024


Why not celebrate by getting someone to read what you’ve written, and benefit from the feedback and corrections they make? It could potentially save your credibility and your blushes …

Proofreading isn’t pedantry – it’s good communication. [ read more ]

7 March 20242024-03-07T13:27:41+00:00

4 March 2024

I have years of experience of working with non-native English-speaking authors to help improve their chances of getting their research accepted in English language journals. In a landscape where over 90% of research in the natural sciences is published in English1, editing [ read more ]

4 March 20242024-03-07T13:26:16+00:00

23 February 2024

In a fascinating post by Teresa Kubacka for ‘The Scholarly Kitchen’, she shares her adventures in beta-testing the new ScopusAI tool, which was released last summer. Her testing, using her PhD research topic, revealed a bewildering randomness in the retrieval and analysis [ read more ]

23 February 20242024-02-23T12:32:48+00:00
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