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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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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Authors November 12th, 2015

10 types of plagiarism in research

Last year, we wrote about the steps Wiley is taking to target plagiarism. For each manuscript submitted to a Wiley Open Access journal using the ScholarOne submission system, an automatic report is generated using the iThenticate anti-plagiarism software, a process that benefits authors and editors alike by ensuring high ethical standards across the open access…

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Societies Research Authors November 10th, 2015

Challenging aspects of peer reviewing in 2015

What aspects of peer review do you find the most challenging?  When we asked individuals from around the globe this question, their answers ranged from balancing support and criticism, to accepting the feedback, to finding the time.  Take a look at all the responses in the video below and let us know what you think…

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Authors November 5th, 2015

It’s not a vote: How editors use peer reviews

Picture this. The same article receives these three reviewer recommendations: • Reviewer #1: Recommends rejecting the manuscript for publication. Comments include a need to demonstrate that analyses were two-tailed tests, better defend the use of a certain statistic to judge model fit, and add several points to the Discussion section. • Reviewer #2: Recommends that the authors…

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Research Authors October 30th, 2015

So you’ve been rejected, now what? On appeals in peer-reviewed publications

Getting rejected stinks. Wouldn’t it be great if we could appeal people’s decisions in life? Imagine asking someone on a date and getting rejected. What if you could submit an appeal letter explaining your argument with data to back it up? If only. Well, in science, you can. As an Editorial Assistant, I’ve seen quite…

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Societies Research Authors October 23rd, 2015

Fostering transparency and openness in research- the TOP Guidelines

There has been a lively discussion during the last few years about strategies for improving research and publishing practices in science. Beyond the research community itself, the issues of transparency and reproducibility are now priorities at many of the major funders in the U.S. and elsewhere including NIH and NSF, and the White House. Nearly…

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Research Authors October 22nd, 2015

Open recognition and reward

As we come to the end of open access week, this post takes a detailed look at the theme of open recognition and reward and looks at 4 initiatives. Author disambiguation – enabling recognition and future reward Author disambiguation is key to author recognition. Whether your funding organization wants to review your past work before…

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Research Authors October 21st, 2015

Your route to open access: 5 steps to success

To coincide with Open Access Week 2015, we hosted a webinar to give authors tips on how to successfully publish open access; from finding the best journal, to complying with mandates and promoting their published paper. Natasha White and Liz Ferguson, both from Wiley, were joined by Alice Meadows from ORCiD and Charlie Rapple from…

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