Societies Research Libraries January 20th, 2016

What do reviewers want from peer review?

Time and again, journal authors tell us that the experience of peer review is the defining factor in their overall publishing experience. The quality of the peer review experience is crucial to an author’s decision of where to publish and the authors whoexpress the most satisfaction with their publishing experience are those whostate they have…

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Societies Research Libraries Authors December 22nd, 2015

Our top ten posts of 2015

It’s that time again. The year end is approaching, whether we’re ready for it or sad to see it go. Regardless, what better time to stop and take a look back at our ten most popular posts published in 2015? Here they are, in order of popularity. 1. Writing a literature review: six steps to get you from…

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Societies December 17th, 2015

Being a part of the collective force to advance mission-driven societies through sharing and learning – Associations Congress UK 2015

Andy Burman, CEO of the British Dietetic Association, frames why events like ACUK are so important “Association events are crucial to the association and society sector, providing insight into current trends, innovation and new ideas. There can be no complacency in our sector and, as an association CEO and an independent consultant, being part of…

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Societies Research Libraries December 8th, 2015

Annotating all knowledge: what it means and why it’s important

What does “annotating all knowledge” mean for authors and readers of scholarly content? Why is it important for Wiley to participate? Annotating All Knowledge is a coalition driven by the Project involving over 40 scholarly publishers, platforms, libraries and technology partners. Scholarly publishing is undergoing a sea change. As governments and institutions strive to…

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Research Authors December 3rd, 2015

Discoverability in China – why Baidu Scholar is good news for researchers

With over 641 million people online, China currently has the world’s largest population of internet users, and this number is only going to grow as more and more Chinese citizens get connected. Wiley has just signed a license agreement with Chinese internet giant Baidu, but what does this mean for you as an author? Firstly,…

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Authors November 25th, 2015

Reporting for reproducibility: best practices for reporting methods and results

The latest webinar to come from the Wiley Author Services Channel gave an overview of the best way to report and present data during the research process. All too often authors have their research rejected because of the reporting of their statistical methods. Our aim, as always, is to help you gain an insight in…

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Societies November 24th, 2015

Global publishing trends and the age of the customer: insights from our Melbourne Executive Seminar

Over 80 delegates attended Wiley’s 2015 Australian executive seminar earlier this month, among them Editors, librarians and Society executives representing some of the country’s leading research journals and institutes. Held in the State Library of Victoria, the theme of the day was Global Trends in Research Publishing and the wide-ranging agenda promised to deliver insights…

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Authors November 19th, 2015

Choosing the right journal for your manuscript: 4 steps to finding the right “fit”

For a new prospective author, selecting which journal to publish in can be a bit like my process of selecting an outfit in the morning- and if your research is anything like my wardrobe, this can be a difficult task. Questions running through your mind probably mirror mine every day- What do I want to…

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Research Authors November 17th, 2015

Six things to consider when reviewing clinically-focused manuscripts

Journals in clinically related disciplines may feature manuscripts with a clinical focus, yet much of the guidance about reviewing manuscripts is focused on the research manuscript For reviewers accustomed to doing research or reviewing research manuscripts, the switch to reviewing clinically focused work can be difficult. Additionally, clinicians not experienced in scholarly writing might be…

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Libraries November 13th, 2015

Positivity and progress: a report from this year’s Charleston Conference

Each year I make my professional pilgrimage to Charleston, South Carolina to attend the Charleston Conference. In its 35th year, the conference serves for many as an opportunity to take a yearly pulse on the world of scholarly publishing and the role libraries play in acquiring and disseminating the written word. It’s also a chance for…

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