Authors May 28th, 2015

How to distinguish yourself with ORCiD

Have you ever been asked to list your work? The following scenarios possibly sound familiar… • Your funding organization wants to review your past work before making an award • Your institution needs you to provide a list of work before your promotion review • Potential collaborators are struggling to find if you’re the correct person for their…

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Authors May 21st, 2015

Five tips to help editors find the best reviewers

It is obvious that having the best, most qualified, most diligent reviewers is desirable both for guiding editor’s decisions and giving authors feedback. Finding the best reviewers, however, can be a real challenge. Editors, being experts in their fields, will already have a number of contacts in their areas that they can call on, but…

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Authors April 30th, 2015

How to find an academic mentor

Early career researchers face a steep learning curve to become academics. Often working in isolation, and typically within a competitive academic culture, research, teaching, service and governance need to be understood. In short, developing an academic career is challenging! Finding a good academic mentor is one of the best things you can do to achieve…

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Authors April 23rd, 2015

How to comply with funders’ open access policies

With more and more funding agencies establishing policies and mandates for open access publishing, we know that navigating the various requirements can be difficult and time consuming for authors. Every funding agency seems to have slightly different specifics to their open access policies and each paper has multiple authors with multiple funding agencies supporting their…

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Research Authors April 21st, 2015

10 things you need to know before you peer review

Today, Wiley presents a comprehensive guide to reviewing, in a new area of our author resources platform. Our aim for this guide is to support reviewers by providing a summary of best practice and how-to guidance with contributions from editors and experienced reviewers around the world. This is an evolving resource which we will continue…

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Societies Research Libraries Authors April 9th, 2015

Fake metrics and how to spot them

Many of you know the letters; I see copies of them several times a year: In recent weeks, two articles have been published drawing attention to the proliferation of fake, spurious and counterfeit journal metrics. The first paper, published in the Wiley journal Bioessays, attributes this phenomenon to the rise of ‘predatory’ journals with questionable…

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Research Authors April 7th, 2015

See how Kudos can impact citations of your publications

Almost 18 months ago, I wrote a post for this blog about Kudos, then a pilot service to help researchers and their publishers increase the reach and impact of publications. The pilot was a success, with basic analysis indicating that downloads of full text were 19% higher for publications explained and shared using the Kudos…

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Authors April 2nd, 2015

How can I use Google Scholar Citations for scholarly profiling?

Google Scholar Citations is one of many scholarly profiling services available,  allowing researchers to easily and conveniently profile their scholarly products, promote their work, connect with potential collaborators and view scholarly metrics. It’s also a great way to keep your scholarly record up to date. Once you are set up with a Google Scholar Citations…

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Authors March 19th, 2015

Four tips for planning your career

Planning your career could be considered to be a contradiction in terms. How can you plan something which is largely out of your control? How can you predict whether and when a job will be advertised by an employer, or influence where it will be located? Furthermore, how can you plan for a career, if…

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