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A Checklist for Revising Your Manuscript

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be posting useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on successful research communication. Revising and resubmitting your manuscript is a common part of the publishing process. Have you noticed that when you are doing revisions, it’s easy to add content that was not a part of the original submission? That opens the door to introducing errors. How can you avoid mistakes when revising? Use a checklist! In “A Checklist: Revising and Resubmitting a Paper for Publication,” AJE offers a 6-point list of things for you to check before resubmitting your manuscript. The …

Writing

Resources for Writing About Your Research

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be posting useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on successful research communication. Manuscripts are not the only document that you need to write well when aiming to publish your work. You also need to convey the importance of your research with clarity in abstracts, grants, and theses. Yet each document varies in form and purpose. It can be challenging for any author to remember the aim for each. This week we are sharing AJE’s collection of resources for writing more than a manuscript in “Research Abstracts, Grants, and Theses: More Resources to …

Choosing a Journal

Learn the Best Time to Choose a Journal

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be posting useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on successful research communication. In last week’s roundup of resources, one of the articles we shared was “Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research,” by AJE. It may seem easier to evaluate and choose a journal after your research is complete. However, choosing a journal while still working on your research has many benefits. For instance, your journal choice could affect your experimental design or even parts of your manuscript. Knowing that early in the research process could help you save time. To …

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Back-to-School Publishing Resources

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be posting useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on successful research communication. The beginning of a school year is always exciting! There are new projects to plan and new discoveries to be made. If your goal is to share your findings with the global community, it is important to begin thinking about how you will communicate your research as early in the research process as possible. In AJE’s “Back to School Resource Round-Up,” you will find articles and a video to help you as you consider writing your manuscript and creating …

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Better Responses to Peer Reviewers

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be posting useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on successful research communication. How can you maintain good communication with peer reviewers? It starts with being clear and concise. Learn how you can promote a positive interaction with peer reviewers in AJE’s article, “How to Write the Summary in Your Response to Reviewers.” This article focuses on crafting a better summary response.  AJE is sharing a free template to help you get started. Using these best practices can improve your communication, as well as your experience! Share this Post

How to Edit Productively

How to Edit Productively

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be posting useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on successful research communication. Editing your manuscript can be one of the most difficult steps in the publication process. After spending hours writing about your research, the thought of changing the final version can be a challenge. However, it is one of the most critical aspects to publishing your work! Editors, reviewers, and co-authors may request revisions, and it is important to be open to making changes to improve the overall quality of your paper. In the article “How to Edit Productively,” AJE …

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How to Transform Your Lab Notebook Into a Manuscript

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Weekly until the end of October, we’ll be sharing useful content from AJE’s Author Resource Center focused on tips for successful research communication. You know that one of the most critical elements to your research is your lab notebook. It contains a valuable record of your experiments, data, and observations that you collect throughout your project. Did you know that your notebook can also help you write your manuscript? You can use the information in it as a foundation for many of the main sections of your manuscript: materials and methods, the introduction, and even the abstract! Learn how to …