Authors December 4th, 2014

Hot apps for academics

With smartphones and tablets now commonplace, apps have quickly become part of our everyday lives, whether they’re keeping us entertained, saving us time or increasing our productivity. But it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the huge number of choices on offer in your device’s app store – after all, some apps are better than others,…

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Authors November 20th, 2014

Time management tips for authors and researchers

I collaborated with the Wiley Author Team to launch a webinar on November 13, 2014 on time management for authors. As the Manager for Training and Development at Wiley, I was pleased to apply time management techniques to feedback and live questions from authors and researchers. If you missed the webinar, you can listen to the…

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Authors November 13th, 2014

Wiley Editing Services celebrates 1st birthday

One Year Ago Wiley launched Wiley Editing Services with the mission of increasing manuscript quality and facilitating shorter review times for our authors. Motivated by the fact that manuscripts are often returned purely for English language and formatting issues, we want to ensure that there are no barriers for authors in the process of publishing…

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Authors October 9th, 2014

Four reasons why the h-index is here to stay

Since the h-index was first introduced to the scientific community by Jorge Hirsch in 2005 (Hirsch JE. An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2005; 102(46): 16569-16572.), there has been no shortage of skeptics angrily waving their torches and pitchforks in protest. And it’s no wonder why – telling…

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Authors October 2nd, 2014

12 questions from our early career researchers publishing seminar

The Author Marketing team hosted a webinar this week, which was an Introduction to Publishing for Early Career Researchers. Graham Woodward, Associate Marketing Director, and I were joined by 4 of Wiley’s experienced editors: • Fiona Hutton, Executive Editor, Open Access • Allyn Molina, Publisher, Life Sciences • Andrew Moore, Editor-in-Chief, BioEssays • Simone Taylor,…

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Authors September 18th, 2014

5 tips for improving your article’s Altmetric score

A few months ago, Wiley rolled out the Altmetric service across all journals on Wiley Online Library. A common query we receive from our authors is ‘how can we get involved?’ This post outlines five simple things that you (as authors) can do to help improve your article’s Altmetric score. But first, let me address…

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Authors September 11th, 2014

How to maximize the impact of your published research

So you have published your research, your publisher is working hard to market your work, but how can you give your paper that extra push? How can you maximize the impact of your published research? Listening to our authors, we hear three key consistent requirements: 1. Authors want to publish their work quickly 2. Authors…

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Authors September 4th, 2014

The power of a hashtag: Twitter tools you need to know about

It’s safe to say that the explosion of social media has done the world of research a great service – not least in the way it’s transforming how we discover, digest and collaborate with each other on all things scholarly. Indeed, we’re now at the stage where we could feasibly question just how we ever…

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