Emotions on the Manuscript Journey
The journey of a research manuscript is a complex one, marked by dedication, hard work, and a roller coaster of emotions. One of the most challenging aspects that researchers often face is the dreaded rejection letter from a journal. Manuscript rejection can trigger a whirlwind of emotions, ranging from disappointment and frustration to self-doubt and even demotivation. In this article, we delve into the emotional impact of manuscript rejection and offer strate...
When researchers and scientists begin graduate school, few know that they will actually be
much of the time. Because the focus in graduate school is on obtaining data and results, it is no surprise that most scientists aren't taught how to write
However, professional researchers write scholarly articles for publication, grant proposals, abstracts for conferences, theses or dissertations (if they get a Master’s or a PhD degree), books,
Recently, I came across an article written a few years ago about why scholars should or should not bother writing book reviews (Toor, 2012). The piece was targeted mainly at what the author called the “book heavy disciplines,” including the humanistic subjects of history, literature, politics, and anthropology, in which book reviews form an important part of the disciplinary discourse.
Even before she plunged into the substance of her article, Toor provided a rapid-fire list o...
An invitation to be a peer reviewer, whether for a journal article or a book manuscript, is both an honor and responsibility and should never be undertaken without careful consideration.
It is an honor because the fact that you have been asked to undertake this task means that someone—the publisher, editor, or some other colleague in the field—thinks highly enough of your work and judgement to entrust you with the task of evaluating someone else’s research and writing.
What is supporting information for scientific articles?
When you submit a manuscript to a journal for publication, sometimes it is necessary to include a separate supporting information (often called supplementary information) file.
definition of supporting information
for scientific publications is typically experimental details or additional data that either cannot be included in the main article due to length constraints or is “supplementary” to...
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