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Resources round-up, 20th October 2020

By AuthorAID Team | Oct. 20, 2020  | None  | Resources

In this week’s AuthorAID roundup we share useful sources of information including articles, toolkits, guides, and online resources…

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How to avoid a desk reject

In this useful series Anne Harzing provides seven practical steps to avoid desk reject. Harzing is a Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University.

Read the series here.

Statistical Tools for High-throughput Data Analysis (STHDA). 

Find out more about STHDA here.

The CSTE Scientific Writing Toolkit.

This toolkit provides resources and guidance supportive of scientific writing practices for applied epidemiologists.

Download the toolkit here.

Writing in boxes for scientific journals e-learning.

This free online learning module has been developed based on the CSTE scientific writing toolkit (above). This new tool is designed for epidemiologists, public health scientists, and other public health professionals seeking to become better writers of scientific literature.

Try it here.  

Introduction sections: where are we going and why should I care.

This chapter aims to provide an instructional review about how to write effective introduction sections for original medical research articles. 

Read the full chapter here.

It's a Story, Not a Study: Writing an Effective Research Paper. 

Information on how to write a manuscript in this story/study format, exploring key questions writers should ask themselves to achieve a good story.

Discover more here.

Write like a scientist, website.

Write Like a Scientist is a resource for scientific writers at all stages of training and experience. Providing tools for you to incorporate tips into your writing.

Check it out here.

Essential Ingredients of a Good Research Proposal for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in the Social Sciences

This article takes students through a step-by-step process of writing good research proposals by discussing the essential ingredients of a good research proposal.

Download the article here.

BROAD Institute, CommKit.

The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the BRCL Fellows.

Access the CommKit here.

Successful Manuscript Preparation: An Editorial Perspective, Review Article.

This review article explores some concrete principles you can follow that will remove some of the mystery and, from an editorial point of view, improve your chances of having your manuscript accepted for submission.

Read the article here.

A Step by Step Guide to Writing a Scientific Manuscript.

This manuscript is a hands-on instruction on how to publish a scientific investigation.

Read the article here.

A Curious Researcher’s Guide on Successfully Publishing Scientific Manuscripts.

This goal of this editorial is to help mentors and mentees navigate the research and publication processes. The tips include: 1) recognizing leadership styles; 2) initiating the groundwork; 3) establishing backup plans; 4) making a deadline; 5) courting the editor; 6) determining authorship; 7) finding personal incentives; 8) writing what you know; 9) sharing with caution; 10) following directions; and 11) Consider open-access journals.

Download the editorial here.

Favour the active voice, Letitia Henville, Blog.

A useful blog post on how to write with an active voice.

Read the blog post here.

Fair and equitable research partnerships for international development research, Christian AID.

These resources were written by staff of Christian Aid’s Centre for Excellence in Research, Evidence and Learning, and have been designed to help academics, NGOs, CSOs and research brokers put principles for fair and equitable research partnerships into practice.

Access the resources here.


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