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Impact Factor

Understanding journal impact factors What they are An impact factor is a metric for ranking scientific journals. Impact factors are calculated for every two-year period by dividing the number of times articles were cited by the number of articles that are citable. The following is a list of the top five highest-impact journals in 2014.  Read More

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Conflict of interest

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).”  What do you need to declare? It is better to “err on the side of greatest disclosure” Read More

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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 “highly structured, concise, and coherent” Read More

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Handling a request for revision

After submitting your paper to a journal, you must wait for the Editor-in-Chief (or his deputy) to make a decision on your paper. If your paper goes through the full review process, the Editor will ask reviewers to make recommendations. If the Editor requests a revision, you now have a very important task to do: respond to the reviewer comments. Read More

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Reviewers comments and how to respond

After submitting your paper to a journal, you must wait for the Editor-in-Chief (or his deputy) to make a decision on your paper. If your paper goes through the full review process, the Editor will ask reviewers to make recommendations. Finally, the great day arrives when you receive the Editor’s decision, and the reviewer comments. Read More

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How can I create a good impression with my cover letter?

The cover letter seems very impersonal, how can I make it more impressive so that the Editor will treat my submission favorably? The review of your article will be based on your research and how it is presented in the article itself. However, the Editor has to agree to send your article for review. Read More