Authors January 22nd, 2015

Cooperation not confrontation- how to convince referees and respond to reviews

Some of the most difficult people to convince about new ideas, especially unusual or controversial ones, are experts. In other words, the reviewers who are likely to be peer-reviewing your paper are also those who are likely to be the most skeptical about it. Whether this is an advantage or disadvantage of the peer-review system…

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Authors January 15th, 2015

5 tips for promoting your research through Facebook

Let’s face it; whether you love it or love to hate it, for now, Facebook is here to stay. With 71% of online adults using Facebook, the channel presents a real opportunity for authors and researchers like you, to promote their work, assuming you have the bandwidth to maintain it. However, before you jump headfirst…

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Authors January 8th, 2015

Helping Early Career Researchers to get peer review right

In 2013, more than 1.4 million scholarly articles were published in peer reviewed journals. As the rate of scholarly articles published each year increases, so does the pressure on peer review. In the 2009 Sense About Science peer review survey , 67% of respondents felt that formal training of reviewers would improve the quality of reviews. While…

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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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