However, in latest years, with the rise in popularity of online services, the word cheap has begun to stir away from those negative connotations. When advertising services online, it is vital to get a message across quickly – and phrases like excellent value for money, while still entirely true, have become almost obsolete, because they […]

Poor English can delay the publication of research. A latest article in New Scientist, a British weekly science magazine, mentions that poor English “is another factor that puts some scientists at a disadvantage. Rudolf Jaenisch at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the leading US-based researcher working on iPS cells, argues that some papers from Asia are so […]

[This post was created for the Wolters-Kluwer author newsletter Author Resource Review and has been reproduced with permission.  The content in the post is co-authored by Phil Daly and Ginny Pittman.  Phil Daly is a Senior Publisher at Wolters Kluwer Health and has over 25 years’ practice in STM editorial, managing editor and publisher roles. Phil holds […]

Japan’s investment in R&D is high. Despite this, Japanese research output is diminishing. Why is this happening? A hierarchical educational system, and lack opportunities and platforms for outer collaboration are among the reasons for this decline. International collaboration will play a crucial role in helping Japan increase the quality ad quantity of its research output. […]

For the latest update on Journal Citation Reports, refer to this article: Clarivate Analytics releases the 2017 Journal Citation Reports. The Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters has released the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). The JCR is the world’s most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of annual journal metrics, […]

If you plant writing success in the fall, you will have a mighty spring harvest! (One can plant in the fall and harvest in the spring? Absolutely!) Please Note. Alexander Bain’s widely accepted century-old model holds that there are only four modes of discourse: 1) descriptive Two) narrative Three) expository and Four) argument/persuasive. Many of […]