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Dear researchers.
What are the points to be considered while writing a research paper. How to start.
Guide me please.
Thanks in advance
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I wonder how did researchers writing articles in adaptive control and code it in Matlab. Is there any books that introduce adaptive control with Matlab coding ?
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Typically, an adaptive controller will entail some integrator-type parameter estimation mechanisms, which you can easily program in Matlab and Simulink.
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I am writing a paper and I am getting plagirism around 14 percent in my main varaibles. eg one of my varaibles is green human resource management (GHRM) and i am getting similarity mostly in this term wherever I have used it in my paper whether in short form or full form. how can I avoid plagirism in this part as I cant avoid mentioning it.
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Hello. Usually, it is up to the journal you want to deal with to control that percentage. I have sent to journals accepting 15% and less. But also, dealing with journals asking for 5%. It is strange that only the mention of the words will raise the similarity so much in your case!!
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I would like to get an opinion from you guys on this issue. I would appreciate any feedbacks.
Recently, a narrative review paper was published (2022) on the same subject that I published (2021). When reading the paper, I found a lot of similarities. I realized that the authors cited 32 papers that I also used (they used 193 references and provided an up-to-date on the subject). So far, OK. The majority of people would say this is not a problem. My results were organized in a table after search methodology. Then, I realized that a lot of the data in the table is in their text, often verbatim, but they cited the original papers. However, when I looked at the references, I realized that chunks of their references are in the same order as in my paper. For example, one of the chucks have 7 references in the same order as in my table of results. The same happens in other parts of the paper. Their research did not use any methodology (so we don't know how they got to their results), and my table is not in alphabetical or chronological order. So, even if researchers write about the same subject and use similar papers, it is very rare to see chunks of references in the same order. I also see a lot of rephrasing of ideas from my discussion and conclusion. Due to all these, I feel like there is a strong evidence of plagiarism. It looks like they used my table of results to compose part of their paper, but did not give me credit for it, although they cited my paper for other unrelated minor details. Reading their paper carefully, I also identified several sentences which citations are wrong. For example, a big paragraph refers to an original paper as the source of info, but when you go there, that info is not from that paper. Knowing well the subject, I found several mistakes like that. There is also a lot of citations using non-peer-reviewed articles from blog/news posts. So, the authors were very careless with citations and referencing previous works. Review articles are difficult to prove plagiarism, and often people regard it as subjective and say there are no clear guidelines to identify it. Softwares don't catch everything. So, my question is: are these reasons that I explained (especially having those chunks of references in the same order) enough proof to contact the editors of their journal?
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it! :-)
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Dear Prof. Andréa Fuzimoto,
As your paper's published date is older than that paper, you have strong evidence. If I were you, I will directly do at least one of the following actions:
  • Write directly to the editor(s) of the journal to expos this case.
  • Write to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of these authors.
  • Write to the universities of these authors.
I found the following important note on the Wikipedia:
"A study found that over half of the uploaded papers appear to infringe copyright because the authors uploaded the publisher's version."
To see this note, you can refer to the following link
Finally, kindly let me repeat what our colleague, Prof. Markel Basabe Lopez, said:
"contact them and expose the case, at least to have them know how you find such actions in relation to your work. Even if they don't edit the paper, they might take such things into account in the future and you will have expressed your part, which is relieving indeed! Then, the ball is in their court."
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How to write a research article that gets accepted in a good impact factor journal. I am trying hard for the past 2 years but failed to get a publication. And more and more days are passing I am losing motivation to write.
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How can a researcher write a good paper that can be published?
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The following RG link is also very useful:
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Recently, I found an article that has been published in IEEE Access (DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3045008), which is directly copied from a research article of ours (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-019-04213-z). A lot of figures and tables, and the text in body of the paper are same as our published paper. Moreover, most of the data are the same or have been only slightly changed and the text in the finding and discussion section is also mostly identical. We can see the same text with the same references (see the attached file).
Regarding this essential problem we sent an email to the editor handling of the paper. Then, the first author of the paper sent us an email, in which he tried to persuade us to forgive him. In fact, he confessed to committed plagiarism and asked us for mercy. Following reporting the problem to the EIC we received an email from IEEE Access as an investigation outcome as follow. "In the present case, we performed an investigation and discussed the case with the EIC, IEEE Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and myself. We believe that the article overlap is small enough that it does not warrant any further investigation."
We spent so much time on our paper, and they have just looked at our paper, modified it, and written another one. This is not fair at all. What can we do now? I would appreciate any kind of help.
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I find the following important note on the Wikipedia:
"A study found that over half of the uploaded papers appear to infringe copyright because the authors uploaded the publisher's version."
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I am a research scholar and I am writing research paper. Is it possible to get published in different journals? In such case DOI issue will be there. Please clarify.
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Prof. Sanjay Kumar: Of course, not!
If the same research work is published in more than one journal or publishing center, it is definitely considered a type of cheating and plagiarism.
You have to be accurate and honest, you must not submit the same research manuscripts to different journals or publishing centers at the same time or even at different times.
If you had done something like that, I advise you to withdraw your manuscripts directly from any elsewhere and before resubmitting the same manuscript to any other journal or publishing center.
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What happens if we upload the preprint of our work shortly after submitting the manuscript to the journal?  Does our manuscript get plagiarised owing to matching contents with our own preprint? Or the Editor will consider it? I am extremely curious to know what occurs next if such happens. If so, the correct time to post a preprint is soon after the acceptance of the manuscript, right?
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One of my friends was accused of plagiarism; do you know why?
After about three months, his research paper was rejected because of plagiarism. When he checked the journal report, he found that his paper was accused of plagiarism with a 61% percentage. The reason is that his manuscript was previously uploaded as a preprint. It took him another two months to solve the problem and remove the manuscript from the database of the preprint.
So, in order to solve this type of issue, it may take several months of following up to remove the manuscript from the database of the preprint. Anyhow, If there were accusations of plagiarism, it is not well for any researcher's reputation, in any meaning.
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I am interested to improve my citation history on my research work.Can anyone suggest me how to get maximum citations ? I would like to write research paper with research gate friends.Kindly come and join hands with us so that we can get good citations.
Thanking you,
Neeraj Kumar Sharma
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Needless to say that ResearchGate (RG) is a tool for researchers to network and share publications. RG is a platform and a gateway for sharing information and experiences between scientists, experts, researchers, and practitioners. In reality, RG is one of the biggest social media networks for the scientific community.
RG is an interactive app for people of all ethnicities, sexual identities, and different backgrounds. Slowly but surely the academia and the "real journals" will realize that the world is not going to wait for them to change. The world will continue to change and if they do not keep up with it then they will become irrelevant and obsolete. That is why platforms such as RG are the best places to present your ideas.
Therefore, it is your way to increase your research visibility and, in turn, your citations.
Based on this, your research work should be open-access and free to all people unless there is a crucial need. This can be done during the addition process of any research work or publications by choosing "add a public file" instead of "add a private file".
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I am interested to improve my citation history on my research work.Can anyone suggest me how to get maximum citations ? I would like to write research paper with research gate friends.Kindly come and join hands with us so that we can get good citations.
Thanking you,
Neeraj Kumar Sharma
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Fatima,Kindly write in English so that people can read and understand it.
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Hi,
What are the main guidelines, could you give for a new researcher who is going to make a research proposal?
Thank you.
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Hi Praneeth Silva think of a research proposal as a detailed plan of your intended work in which you are going to justify research into your topic to your reader. It is good to show how important the topic is based on existing studies and then indicate how your own study will contribute something else to the body of existing literature. Explaining your research methods very clearly and specifically is also very important and demonstrating a clear intention of what you plan to do. You will find research methods guidance at most universities, for example https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/entry-requirements/how-to-write-your-research-proposal
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It is very easy for publishing a paper in high impact factor journals if applied modern statistical tools and incorporated complex graphs and figures that may have no practical utility to end users like resource poor farmers.
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Am in line with Ali F Almehemdi Statistics can be a short path to present information via a simple graph, which does not need further and lengthy verbal elaborations.
It can be-come a religion, when it is used to make up the material look more ‚scientific‘ as per ‚explanatory power‘.
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I am a final year MBA student in India and I need to make a detailed report on any one function of my specialization,i.e. Human Resources, I'm looking for suggestions as to where should I start or what are topics I should explore to make my report worth my time as well as the professor's that will be grading it.
All suggestions are welcome and if you can also share the pre-existing material I can refer to for the same, would be highly appreciated.
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You might want to start by researching on the current trends in HRM. With the present Fourth industrial revolution that ushered in digital transformation, so many changes and challenges are faced by HR practitioners. For example, the rise of the "Gig" economy, the issue of work from home or remote work due to the pandemic, people analytics and implications in the workplace, effectiveness of gamification in learning, rise of online learning and instead of face to face training, the concept of geragogy (learning for elderly) since in some countries, especially those with negative birth rates, and longer mortality rates)), now have to consider extending the working opportunities for the elderly.
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We are trying to build up a "Quick Step Guide for Young Scientists Playlist" to assist young researchers in their journey of scientific writing and publishing. Playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwyWKnsS4EkgcQ1Wnkx7FIxUsLsLUp0gb
We hope it will help many of you.
Share it with your friends and colleagues. All the very best!! Channel link: https://bit.ly/Subscribe_Learn_SciTech
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Also these are good:
1- Writing Research Papers. Student's Book: From Essay to Research Paper
Dorothy E. Zemach, Daniel Broudy, Chris Valvona - 2013 - 128 pages
2- English for Writing Research Papers (English for Academic Research)
Part of: English for Academic Research (11 Books) | by Adrian Wallwork | Mar 3, 2016
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Hello,
I am a young researcher and preparing myself for master's related to image processing, computer vision and ai for autonomous vehicle.
I have worked on various projects but confused with their publication that which one will be better in conference paper, journal or the book chapter. It will be very supportive if anyone suggest the best one?
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The key difference between journal and conference paper is that a journal article is a long piece of writing that is published in journals and periodicals, whereas a conference paper is a concise and precise written paper that is presented in research conferences.
Both journals and conference papers present the findings and conclusion of a research study. Moreover, both journal articles and conference papers undergo a review process before the acceptance of papers.
Next, borrowing from Ian Kennedy: The conference paper gives faster feedback. The journal paper counts for about twice as much credit, but takes longer to get into press (an average of 9 months).
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Can we use the same procedure from published papers without rewording materials synthesis/reaction steps for new paper writing?
Many times it happens, the rewarded sentences are difficult to understand and follow. Unless some modification is done in the procedure, rewording is meaningless.
Dear researcher, What is your opinion about this?
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Just cite if you are using other's material
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I wish to know, how to give references in thesis and research paper writing for the reports prepared by government organizations or other global institutional setups like BP Statistical review of world energy, International Hydropower Association (IHA), International renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) etc. ?
Kindly advise.
Thank You.
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You can ask your peers or professors to review your paper. Then find the right place to publish it. You can start of with national level conferences, which often gets conducted in many universities. Then once you gain a level of confidence, you can proceed to international conferences and journals.
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It is the link of a beneficial Q&A page with more than 320 answer by RG colleagues.
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It all depends on your field of study as some journals are specific to a given research domain.
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Hi. I'm currently a 3rd year student who is currently taking a course that involves research writing. I would like to ask if you can help me by giving me recommendations for our protocols to follow in terms of handling rats and administration of plant extracts to the said test sample. My research will tackle the potential contraceptive effect of a certain plant, namely from the Terminalia genus (Terminalia microcarpa Decne). Any studies that will be in line with my topic would be a great help for me. Thank you very much for lending your time reading my question.
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I have conducted a study on socio economic and cultural barriers to access health care among the particularly vulnerable tribes of West Bengal and I want to publish the data . So, my question is the data too old to publish ?
Also, I am searching for co-author(s) to collaborate for writing research papers related to the aforementioned study and any other papers related to qualitative research in health.
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Data does have a shelf life. You will need to demonstrate in your article that the data is still valid and that we can learn lessons from it today.
Either you need to show that the findings would not be different with newer data, or that we can still draw lessons about the 2015-2017 timeframe that are still valuable today.
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Hello, Great Researchers,
There is a high growing interest among scientists especially the highly experienced ones (NOBEL PRICE WINNERS) nowadays for publishing their research output as pre-print or e-prints without bothering about the peer-reviewers views of any journal especially the high impact factor journals. They believe that any body is free to give his/her opinion on their research and that is their opinion.
Please, could you drop your opinion about this issue? I will appreciate!
Thanks
Regards
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Agree with Nidhal Kamel Taha El-Omari
So, in order to solve such this type of issues, it may take several months of following up to remove the manuscript from the database of the preprint. Anyhow, If there were accusations of plagiarism, it is not well for any researcher's reputation, in any meaning.
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I want to create preprint of a research article via arXiv. Do you recommend any specific latex template?
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Hello Everyone,
I hope you are doing well. I have been working in the field of computer vision and image processing. I planned to write a review paper on Lane detection for ADAS of Self-driving vehicles/ Autonomous vehicles.
I have studied recent papers online to gather information and ideas. Also, scrolled different sites to have ideas on the patterns of writing review paper and their formats. But, can't satisfy myself with their writings.
It would be great if anyone suggest me the resources to write a review paper. Also, it will be helpful too if he/she share his/her experience or strategy to write a review paper.
Thank you for your time and available suggestions.
Best regards,
Faishal Rahaman
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Thank you everyone for your supports and guidance.
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Kindly give inputs and guide me . Thank you , Respected RG members .
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I propose the following research topic: Analysis of the determinants of the development of cybercrime techniques and instruments and the improvement of IT systems, improvement of cybersecurity of data transfer posted on online platforms, databases and Big Data systems, social media portals, data processing platforms in the computing cloud, etc. in the open sorce formula.
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Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Now almost all big publishing houses have started Open or Gold access schemes where we, the scientific authors, need to pay thousands of USD or EUROs or GBPs as article processing charges (APC). So, the authors are the consumers of the journals or publishing houses paying for their impact factors.
The publishing houses have employed non-technical or non-subject specific editorial support staff for checking articles' physical issues, not contents.
We all are facing a delay-dealing process by these staff before the actual scientific review start.
I/we can share some of my/our experiences:
Case-1. One journal has returned our article after five days of submission. We had uploaded two figures. Figure-1 was PRISMA and figure-2 was results derived from the study. Under the online submission declaration section, it asked to upload PRISMA (we marked as figure 1 with legend PRISMA). We did that. Under the figure category, we uploaded figure 2. We could not upload figure 1 again as it was already uploaded under the declaration section, which was mandatory to upload. We had a legend in manuscript figure 1 with PRISMA. We have also mentioned in the letter stating the problem.
The cause of return was figure 1 missing. The person who read it could not even distinguish by figure legends.
Case 2. One journal has returned our article before sending it to the editor/ reviewers. The reason was that by mistake, we wrote 'conclusion' instead of 'conclusions'.
Case 3. One journal from has returned our article after almost four weeks. The cause? Why did we add ethical issues under the method section and again under the declaration section? However, it asked to add ethical permission under the declaration. We have detailed descriptions of ethical issues under the method section.
Cases can go on and on.
In all cases, these minor technical issues could be easily fixed after the reviewer's comments during the revision of the manuscript.
The scientists plan for research projects, apply for funding, including APC charges, conduct research, write articles, and submit to journals for publication and publishing by paying the APC. As the consumer, I am losing time for this silly problem that we can quickly fix during the revision of the manuscript. We shall we be always at the receiving end? Why do the publishing houses exploit us even through these silly issues and delay-dealing process?
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Predatory publishers take advantage of the Open Access business model to charge writers publishing fees while falsifying or ignoring peer-review and editorial services. Because of a few bad apples, writers and readers are skeptical about Open Access publications, believing they are not peer-reviewed and are of poor quality.
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Dr. Fatemeh Khozaei
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sometimes teachers need increase  enhance the motivation to write articles in college students and how can do it, in your opinion.
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Start by showing them some very nice and inspiring examples. One learns by practicing.
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I wrote a review article in some thing, but before submitting it, there is a similar one was published in another journal. what is the percentage for accepting mine (from prospective of novelty)?
Can it be published in high impacted journal regardless the similarity.
What you advice me to do?
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The acceptance of your article will entirely depend on the scientific contributions in terms of the suggestions you give after a thorough analysis of what has been done so far in that area. I doubt whether your work will be accepted if you just state what has been done and then fail to chip in and give your expert opinion of what you thin is the trend, and or give some insightful suggestions on how the identified challenges, if any, should be addressed.
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Hello everyone!
I am currently working with other engineers, developers, and researchers in the field of ML and DL. We can work with vision, language, time series, and regression tasks.
We are wondering if there are other researchers interested to join in our next project?
Requirements/Skills:
Tensorflow
Keras
Google Collab
Python
Research writing (DL/ML)
Data Analysis
Data Visualization
We can perform the said requirements and possess these skills as well, we just need additional members to boost our productivity and also creativity for better contributions.
All projects will be published in high impact journals accompanied by our open source code.
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Interesting.
I can join. My area of research interest and expertise is on E-Learning, Statistical Analysis and Interpretation part of research writing.
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Dear Respected Researchers,
I am doing a research about software tools that are being used by researchers. Mainly I am interested in: which tools are you using to help you organize, write research papers, and how's your overall experience using them? If you can share, I would really appreciate it.
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Vancouver? Harvard?
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APA is popular however, it depends on journal. So always read "Instruction to Authors" Section.
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Lets say you know very well the basics about writing, contents, formatting and style. Right before submission (your research is complete), do you focus only on the instructions for authors of the selected journal? Do you try to make the best/catchy title ever? Select a specific editor? do you contact the editor/journal before you submit? In short, Do you have a formula/method you apply? would you share it?
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It all depends on novelty of the work. If your idea or methodology is new then a good indexed journal also accept and publish it it in very suitable time. Check this article which i publish in one month in high impact journal of Springer because this type of work was not published yet.
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Hi everyone
Language editing is a major concern for authors who do not have English as their primary language. Problems with grammar, language, and syntax can result in the rejection of manuscripts from international biomedical Journals. The editors and experts often recommend professional editing which can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars. This is not feasible nor affordable for the majority of authors and researchers based in developing countries who do not have sufficient funds or institutional support.
Many online language editing softwares are now available but the better ones have limited functionality for the free version for example Grammarly.
Please share your experience of using online language editing software with their and strengths and shortcomings. I have been Trinka for 4 months now with excellent results and would highly recommend it
It is the world’s first grammar and language enhancement tool is custom-built for academic & technical writing. Its standout features are that it works with the author and goes beyond the grammar and spellcheck to ensure holistic language enhancement.
If you have not tried it yet, Sign up for a free account from this link
Share your experience of other software too
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You can use grammarly
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Dear All
Can you please, write some SSCI, SCI, and ESCI indexed journals which also CHARGE for publication? Number of issue per year and publication charges does not matter.
I really appreciate your suggestions.
Regards
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Generally, Paid Journals are not of good quality Index. However, I am providing list of publishers publish both paid and free but are of good Indexing
1. Elsevier
2. Taylor and Francis
3. Springer
4. Hindawi
5. Willey
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How can you decide the judgment on a specific article whether it is good or not, is your judgment depends on the title of the article or the abstract or the publishing journal or something else?
Please, share us your opinions about the discussion
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I think depends on
1. Quality of Journal which depends on citations, Quartile, Indexing, Impact Factor etc.
2. Novelty
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In many cases, the reviewer may suggest that the author reads this or that article to supplement their literature review.
But it is correct to get suggestions for various quotes?
What would you do? Would you argue against suggestions? Would you inform the editors? Would you give up the publication?
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Dear
It is not unethical if reviewer suggest some references if they are in scope of the study. Moreover, it enhance the literature and helps to define the research gap.
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Some graphs plotted by dedicated experimental setup software need to be replot in different format, scale or for other various reasons. Many times the separate data in tabular form is not available. Can you please suggest the best tool for graph points extraction in such cases?
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How to publish in Sentiment Analysis/Opinion Mining Journal that do not ask for Reviewer name
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The reference section of a submitted article is an excellent place to start when looking for peer reviewers. It’s worth bearing in mind that cited researchers could be particularly appropriate if their article is a broad review on that area of research. But beware of conflicts of interest, as authors may have cited colleagues or collaborators.
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Please give your opinion on using Sci-Hub to get references for research or paper writing. Is it supposed to be "negative" practice?
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Dear Muhammad Nazri Janra , yes I use Sci-Hub on the my IPhone with IOS 14.6.
I think that it is a nice service for scientist and I agree with Theophilus Lakiang that information should be available for free to anyone who needs it.
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I wonder How long it take a new journal to get an official impact factor?
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The journal will receive an impact factor after it is indexed in the Web of Science for 3 years.
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  • First of all, in the Nature Index (±82), all the journals are not Nature journals .
  • Secondly, how we differentiate Natural Index journals from Web of Science and Scopus index journals?
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Dear researchers,
I have the desire to follow up on recent topics in the above-mentioned topics in particular and strategic management topics in general. What are the journals, websites, researchers, and sources that you advise me to follow periodically to stay in order to recent research in this major.
Importance Note: I am in Syria and I have the desire to conduct comparative research between Syria as a country within a crisis and other countries, and I can participate in administrative research if any of you have the desire to find a partner to research I am always available to work together.
Many thanks,
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Currently, many countries, due to the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic, found themselves in a deep economic recession in 2020 and in an economic crisis. Therefore, on the one hand, interventionist programs for activating innovation and entrepreneurship are used as an element of the anti-crisis socio-economic policy. On the other hand, economic entities carry out recovery and development restructuring processes in order to adapt the company to the new conditions of the economic, competitive, technological, systemic environment, etc. As part of the restructuring processes, crisis management improvement processes, strategic entrepreneurship development, and sustainable entrepreneurship taking into account the implementation of the sustainable development goals may be carried out., the development of research partnerships in cooperation with research and development centers, etc.
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Dariusz Prokopowicz
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What are the best alternative preprint servers other than arXiv.org for Physics and Mathematics?
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In France, we are obliged to use HAL (https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/). This is perfectly fine with me, since they allow the Pdf format, whereas ArXiv imposes LaTeX. Since I write all my papers with GNU TeXmacs (http://www.texmacs.org), this is more convenient. Researchgate is fine too.
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Writing is at the very heart of academic life. As researchers, we spend years of our life building our research. However, many of us still suffer when it comes comes to academic research writing. Writing your research efficiently is one of the most important aspects of getting your paper accepted.
Warmly welcoming your advice.
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Becoming good at academic research writing
  1. Collect as many references as possible in your research area. ...
  2. Use your academic research writing process more as a thinking tool. ...
  3. Do a review of the best papers in your domain. ...
  4. Share your paper with your friends, reviewers, whomever is ready — ask them what they understood.
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I aim at proposing a mindset/method as a supporting tool in an emerging filed... what can be the process of proposing:
1) LR: previous "almost" similar projects have used this mindset, and benefited from it
2) decomposing the current field's aspects/sides
3) "debating" how these components can benefit from this mindset
4) "resulting" that this mindset can be a supporting tool
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is it a rational and reliable process?
if that field's experts disagree, how should I convince them?
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If you wish to look at academic discipline development from the theory of academic disciplines I would suggest that the main way disciplines develop is through the influence of new theories and paradigms. Disciplines tend to have more established traditions of argumentation for discussing and establishing new knowledge. In summary I'm not quite sure what you mean by proposing a new mindset. I suggest you look at the work of Craig on the theory of disciplines and Matsuyama on communication between mindscapes.
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I want to use a software for writing research papers. Please suggest a software which can provide multiple journal formats and automatically modifies standard research paper as per the requirements of the journal.
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I recommend https://www.deepl.com/translator for translations. The number of languages is limited, but the quality of translations is very good, much better than in Google Translate. Click on sentences, phrases or words in the translation to get alternatives.
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I have received comments from three reviewers. many of the comments are similar.
do i have to respond to the comments of all the three reviewers individually or can i write a consolidated response to all the three reviewers' comments.
please suggest me in this regard.
thanks in advance
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You Should have do responses to All reviewer, if the journal sent it again for revision, Then Every reviewer just see their own comments. and do it In a Positive way.
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Does posting articles to Research gate gives any edge or credit to a student in Phd application?
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I think it makes your work more visible and therefore there’s a potential chance of one of your research articles being cited. Which in my opinion is good validation when presenting your work in your viva.
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Both strategies: High Impact Factor or established journal - have different functions, other positive aspects and other limitations are not fully comparable.
Which strategies are considered to be more appropriate depends on the privities who the researcher writing the scientific papers deems more important. In the context of this issue an important question arises: Do you publish in scientific journals with a high Impact Factor but representing related or other fields of knowledge against the scientific specialty of the researcher who sends his scientific texts for publication?
Do you, however, publish in journals with a lower Impact Factor, which represent the field of knowledge in which the researcher specializes and writes his scientific texts? Which strategy is chosen by individual researchers, scientists and research and teaching staff of the university depends on whether the prime points are collected IF for the institution, which the researcher affirms, or more important is the citation of written texts in a given field, but more important is the issue of publishing in magazines whose titles are closely correlated with the problems of scientific texts written by the researcher.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, the following question is valid:
What are the key priorities for you when choosing a scientific journal for publishing scientific texts?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
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At first, I check if it has a good indexing, and in my case, if it has a good index in the MIAR page. If I see that it has certain guarantees of quality, then I read the guidelines and instructions. What I don't like is that journals show as a great merit the high percentage of rejections. It is one thing to guarantee quality, it is another thing to reject as a way of understanding quality.
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How to distinguish between a predatory journal and genuine journal in publish our research work??? Every now and then we get emails for the publisher to submit our work to their journals......
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please search on https://doaj.org/ here for checking your journal
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Many students are familiar with trying to find free plag check services and running their papers and dissertation work through them. I was wondering if seasoned researchers also run their papers through plagiarism checkers, paid or free. Or do you trust that what you wrote would be plagiarism-free as you have written it honestly? I know many people also raise the concern that plag checkers store your files, while others say that it does not do any practical harm.
I am curious about your stance on this. Do you use plag checks? If yes, which ones?
Thoughts?
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Since there is no guarantee that the original content of your manuscript might not be copied and sold to others before it is published by you, I discourage using any free-software-checkers for plagiarism; some of them are betrayers. On the other hand, I don't believe that there is a completely free one!
In any way, if you are insisting to use anti-plagiarism software, offline checker programs are better than online ones. If I were you, I prefer to use my own words instead.
Anyhow, you can see the following site:
Moreover, there is a related discussion thread on this portal:
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What are the tools and resources that can help a researcher in writing a systematic review paper?
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Hello everyone. I am a student of Economic Major. That's why I need to write a report base on economic problems or business problems. I feel difficult when I want to write the conclusion and Abstract part of a report. I need your help. Can anyone give me any advice on as an economics and business major student how to write a wonderful abstract & conclusion part of a report?
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Summary of discussion including the results, etc.
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I wish to know what changed recently in this integral aspect of research writing. Thank you in advance.
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Dr. Babagana Muktar: Recently, I have seen many papers with different words and phrases, but with the same insights. Nothing is new; it's a repeated work.
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I am looking for a recent diagnosis for chikungunya virus through computational biology techniques.
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Molecular docking
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I apologize in advance if I come across as ignorant. I am trying my best to educate myself on LGBTQI+ community and how to write them in academic writing.
I have a sample of X participants in a qualitative study. One of them identifies as a transwoman. 3 belonged to other sexual or gender minorities. I don't want to end up being insensitive in my writing. Of course, a transgender woman is a woman. What I am having trouble with is that - are the terms "male" and "female" assumed to be cisgendered?
Or,
Should I mentioned that: Y number of participants were cisgendered: M males and N females. And Z participants were from gender minorities (and include trans participants in the second sentence?).
Or should I take the route of M males and N females (where trans participant is included). and Z participants were from gender minorities.
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It took me some time to put forward this question because I feel like I am not able to frame it properly. So feel free to ask if you need clarifications from my side.
Thanks!
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Hello there! May I ask you about your study's theme? If it's something directly related to gender questions, It would be interesting to provide more detail about gender identity (e.g. X were cisgender, Y were trans woman, Z were non-binary, etc etc). But If it's not a Topic directly related to your theme, your second route (Man and woman including trans people) sounds correct as Well. You Also can check other qualitative studies in your field and see How they tackle this question.
Good Luck!
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Dear Colleagues,
Do you know of any applications that help adjust references in a manuscript to a journal's stylesheet? I am familiar with Mendeley but I was wondering whether there is program that does not require prior uploading cited papers (just as Mendeley does).
Thanks a lot!
Monika
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dear definitely many others apps there,but i suggest according user friendly convenience
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Does anybody knows how long does it takes between the publication of a new paper (online, in the journal webpage...) and its appearance on Scopus? Thanks for your kind reply,
G. Montesanto
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Usually less than three weeks.
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We have carried out in-depth interviews of participants during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in India. We are using thematic analysis to understand people's experiences.
At the moment, we are writing the results in 2 parts: Phase 1 results and Phase 2 results with separate discussions and a general discussions. Each Phase has generated 5 themes. Making it a total of 10 themes in the entire study. I understand that many researchers and authors suggest to not go over 5 themes in a thematic analysis.
However, does it have merit to have 10 themes in this case? Or is it recommended that we further reduce the themes. What would be the optimum number?
Edit: My first phase has 46 participants and the second phase has 35 participants
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Fahreen - themes are what they are. Personally, I don't go for the 'too little, too many' debate. If the themes have naturally evolved - they are merely a representation of the needed narrative. One cannot 'take out' themes if they already exist. I tend to be more critical the other way. If very few themes - I might argue - was an appropriate interview schedule used (assuming semi-strructured)? You talk about tow phases - so I assume it's a multi-methods study? If so - then the data is seperate - but related to the whole. There is also the question of 'are they all main themes' - or might some be sub-themes?
The atatched chapter may assist.
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For non-natives, a manuscript is often rejected based on the reason that idea is not presented clearly. Please ask a native colleague to proofread it.
There is no offense to say that I am non-native and have been facing rejections for the same reason. Concerning this, please guide me 1): how do you ask someone from the same field to modify/proofread your manuscript? 2): how do you develop trust in that person? 3): if one agrees to proofread and modify, which rank he/she deserves on the authors' list? And 4): is it okay to approach a full professor to do this task?
Looking forward to answers and guidelines by experts
Note: I have a complete manuscript that requires a native speaker to work on it.
Details; quantitative research, time-lagged cross-sectional design, emotional labor, organizational behaviors, individual-level data, and bank employees.
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Dear Prof. Igor Gurkov,
Thanks for your guidelines and answers. Much appreciated your time and insights!
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In-text cross-referencing is crucial for citations and also tables, figures and sections etc. It seems Mendeley and Zotero do not have a feature to do this, EndNote does seem to have this feature but is not free. This problem can be bypassed by using LaTex, but I know many researchers who prefer using Word for a variety of reasons.
Hence I'd like to share a simple method I designed to achieve that functionality in MS Word and have a written an article describing that on the Cognitive Applications Research Lab Blog here: https://blog.carlresearch.org/research%20tips/research/paper%20formatting/2020/11/12/Add-cross-referencing-in-your-paper-pdfs-created-with-MS-Word.html
This method can be seen in action in my post-print here:
I hope this is useful for anyone writing papers in MS Word. If you know such a free tool that already exists to do this, please so share it as well. Hopefully, in the future, someone might create a script/macro for this, making it even easier.
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My pleasure, I'm glad you found it useful Anton Vrdoljak.
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Alternative models to measure the quality of research are the personal citation indexes (H-index). Is that true?
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It's my impression that Google Scholar provides a rather complete list of one's publications-articles, books, book chapters. Of course, it does not really address the quality of publications.
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During working on a doctoral work, how do you manage to work on journal articles and get them published while not affecting the intellectual intensity and quality of your major doctoral dissertation?
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Another obvious, but often disregarded suggestion is: squeeze the lemon completely, which means, make sure that you have pursued all the (meaningful and reasonable) leads that can arise from the main idea underlying your PhD work. In my experience, especially bright PhDs often want to move immediately to a new topic, before having made sure that their original investment has been paid back in full. Moving to a new topic can clearly be stimulating, but it should never lead to abandoning lines of research that, thanks to the experience in the thesis, can be completed in a shorter time and with more effectiveness than something totally new.
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I know it gives another chance to resubmit after major revision. But could corresponding author consider "Reject & Resubmit" as a simple reject, and submit the article to another journal? Should corresponding author ask for permission of previous journal?
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Thanks T. Edelmann-very informative! I do a reasonable amount of peer-review and have never been offered "Reject & Resubmit" as an option for my use. It's always, accept, accept with minor revisions, accept with major revisions, reject.
Perhaps it's something the Editor can use after reviews are in?
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I recently came across an assignment to write a essay based on a question. I have never had these kinds of essay before and have no idea how to start off.
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How will someone (an author from specific research article) evaluate these readings? (several articles)
ex.
How will Ellias et al. evaluate these research articles?
I was wondering if anyone know what kind of essay is this.
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Hello Jing
For me, this would seem to be an essay requiring you to understand the theoretical perspective and point of view of a particular reviewer. As Michael indicates, this requires you to 'think critically' about Ellias et al's 'world view', values and preferred methodologies. But it also requires empathy - putting yourself in the shoes of another. It is an assignment that might well 'scaffold' how you write and articulate literature reviews, because your assessment of others' work requires you to view academic articles through their eyes and starting points. To this end, the assignment has merit in forcing you to keep asking the question 'Where is this critic/reviewer coming from in their premises and assumptions'?
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Hello,
I am looking for a research partner who has ample experience in the FE modelling for structural retrofitting with any commercial software and has access to it. You need to conduct series of FE modelling (in ABAQUS/ANSYS/DIANA/any platform of your choice) for retrofitted structure (beam/columns) and verify the experimental data (experiment already done). It's not a large task, once material model is verified you need to run few simulations. I am expecting article writing assistance as well.
If you are interested, please send me an email at imrosebin.muhit@uon.edu.au with your CV. Please let me know your experience regarding FE analysis.
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Basim Mohammed Fadhil : Please check the paper related to the preliminary findings of the project. We mentioned the outline of the project and what we want to achieve eventually.
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Creswell has explained that observation in qualitative research is when researchers write field notes about frequent phenomenons whether it is structured (with prior questions) or unstructured (without prior questions) in the research field. A few months ago, I joined a course of quantitative method in a school in the Netherlands, it says that research (qualitative and quantitative) should be objective that means anybody should be able to get the same results based on the description of the assumptions and procedures, all measurements, and these elements should be clearly and explicitly defined prior, leaving no room for subjective interpretation. What about unstructured observation when we have no pre-defined concepts? How do we make sure other researchers won't make a different interpretation?
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The guidance/illustrations as per the following publications may further help.
  • Baker, L. M. (2006) Observation: A Complex Research Method, Library Trends, 55, 1, pp. 171-189.
  • Ciesielska, M., Boström, Katarzyna W. and Öhlander, M. (2018) Observations Methods, in Ciesielska, M. and Jemielniak, D. (eds.) Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies - Volume II : Methods and Possibilities. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 33-52.
  • Gillham, B. (2008) Observation Techniques : Structured to Unstructured. London: Continuum International Publishing Group.
  • Grove, S. J. and Fisk, R. P. (1992) Observational Data Collection Methods for Services Marketing: An Overview, Academy of Marketing Science. Journal, 20, 3, pp. 217-224.
  • Mulhall, A. (2003) In the field: notes on observation in qualitative research, Journal of advanced nursing, 41, 3, pp. 306-313.
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Looking to publish a paper quickly in the field of energy. Research is related to Microgrids and PV. I can pay for open access however journal should not be a low rank.
recommendations needed and suggesstions are welcome.
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Some researchers are writing about this technology and saying that it has problems with interference when the product is wet or is placed where we find metal structures, as warehouses.
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This system works on different frequencies like low-frequency LF (125 – 135 kHz), high-frequency HF (13.65 MHZ) and, Ultra-high frequency (868-928 MHz) according to the requirements and applications.
High-frequency tags work fairly well on objects made of metal and can work around goods with medium to high water content. Typically, HF RFID systems work in ranges of inches, but they can have a maximum read range of about three feet (1 meter).
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I am writing research paper but I am facing problem regarding English language. so is there any facility available for language editing.
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I feel the knowledge related to the introduction is in the Background knowledge section.
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The introduction generally is the first section. You might try integrating background information within the introduction.
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I am writing my dissertation on the effects of Covid-19 on Dubai's economy. I have made a questionnaire with a mix of open ended and closed questions/answers. I have also conducted 10 interviews with a mix of employees and business owners to understand how their work, income, and spending have been affected and also to see what they expect from the government to do to improve the economy and what the future holds for the economy.
I have my data, I just don't know how to implement it. What methodology to use? What data analysis tool should I use (if needed)?
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That sounds like poor planning. Didn't you write a proposal which included a methodology section? Don't you have research questions? You should consider how they can best be answered based around the questions you have asked and the data you have collected.
Another issue to consider is the size of your sample for your questionnaire. The larger it is, the more appropriate it is to emphasise quantitative methods.
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Robinson and Lowe (2015) doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12393 advise that a literature review (non-systematic review) is 'Not suitable for Journal publication'' and I am interested to hear opinion on the benefits of a 'Focus Article' for early stage research students. When exploring new innovative treatments or controversial developments in a clinical area, I find that the benefits for an early stage Postgraduate area as follows;
  1. It introduces a new concept or treatment and alerts readers to its potential and the objectively measured or theorized principles about how it may work to benefit patients.
  2. It gets the Postgraduate to search the background literature, the main potential future collaborators and in the process of writing up the 'Focus article' allows myself as supervisor to really start to understand the area of research.
  3. It gives a new Postgraduate student confidence regarding the writing process and allows them to understand the different evidence based designs.
  4. When published it allows the research student to attach to emails requesting development of a steering reference group and shows potential collaborators what our research group is interested in. The fact that it is published indicates a certain Professionalism from the research student.
  5. It can be included in project development on Research Gate and creates potential links with other like minded researchers.
From your experience have you used focus articles for any other purposes/benefits other than those above?
Regards Ken
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Rajkumar, Michael and Uday, thank you all so much for responding because I have only recently realised how beneficial the questions section of Research Gate can be to learn about the research process.
Rajkumar, your advice about writing letters to the editor etc in response to relevant publications is excellent advice (why did I not think of that myself before reading your post). Actually when I searched the literature a few minutes ago to look for examples of letters... I found this very well written article about 'The Value of Writing Letters to the Editor' (Harris 2017) and I will be sending/showing this to my five postgrads this evening. Actually, it might also encourage myself to select a favorite journal and make some comment. Are these 'letters' considered of much value in terms of publications on your CV? As I said earlier, any means to increase confidence in writing should be employed so thank you for alerting me to this avenue.
Michael, what I think you are referring to is what I call a mini-review and I do ask my postgrads to do this as a means of getting to know the relevant literature. I get them to write it is a paper format and because we are usually exploring a new area of research they have generally been accepted to lower impact factored journals, which gives the postgrads a great sense of achievement. I always wondered what was the difference between this mini-review and a focus article and I now believe that the difference relates to the fact that a focus article discussing something (treatment, combination therapy, medical device, system etc) new and innovative that we want to introduce to the clinical field.
Uday, your advice is good and I agree that practice and hard work will make a person become an expert. For more on this please refer to Malcolm Galdwell (Outliers) or Matthew Syed (Bounce) who discuss the 10,000 hour rule of meaningful practice to become an expert, I would however advise any new postgraduate to adhere to the 'Pareto 80:20 Principle' and advise them to get drafts in to me as early as possible. I have been a victim of this error myself as a postgrad and guilty of now showing my supervisor work until I 'thought' it was perfect. So thank you again.
In summary, there appears to be huge value in writing and attempting to publish mini-reviews, focus articles, and 'Letters to Editors' and not just for students. I must admit that a few weeks ago I attempted to write my own paper based on a number of excellent books that I had read and expected that it would be easy, but of course I am struggling hugely because no more than the students, it is hugely valuable to have a second persons opinion and its amazing how out of practice we get.