Publisher data sharing policies

Publisher data sharing policies

Many journals (PLOS One, Nature, The Royal Society, et al.) now have mandatory data sharing policies. This means that researchers must make their datasets publicly available, whereby readers can “reach the conclusions drawn in the manuscript” and “replicate the reported study findings in their entirety.” [1]. Datasets can be made publicly available in three ways: In the […]

Conflict of Interest

intellectual property rights

What is Conflict of interest? “Conflict of interest is a set of conditions in which professional judgement concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) tends to be unduly influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain).” [1] What do you need to declare? It is better to “err […]

How to write an effective abstract

how to write an effective abstract

An abstract is a short but fully-contained summary of a study. Its purpose is to entice readers into wanting to read the full paper. This poses a challenge, given the ever increasing volume of documents and texts. As such, an effective abstract is key for the dissemination of your research. An effective abstract should be […]

Reviewer comments and how to respond

how to respond to reviewers comments

Reviewer: The English is not good enough for publication Author: Some of the reviewer’s comments were so badly written, how can he be a good judge of English! It’s true that many reviewers do not have English as their first language. Perhaps they found your English was difficult to understand, or perhaps they were afraid […]

Submitting your article: find the right journal

authors resources

Finding the right journal to submit your article to can be a problem; there are so many journals to choose from! However, the publishers Elsevier and Springer have introduced a feature where you can paste your article title and abstract into a search field and it will find a suitable journal for you. Both of […]