How to approach supervisors for research opportunities

In this article, we use our experiences to provide tips for contacting potential supervisors, what to expect from them and how to approach them for research opportunities. With appropriate planning, you will be surprised by the number of prestigious acade...

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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary uncovering the often hidden world of for-profit scholarship and its implication on broad society.

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[Wiley] The Resource Identification Initiative: a cultural shift in publishing

To address this issue, the Resource Identification Initiative was launched as a pilot project to improve the reporting standards for research resources in the methods sections of papers and thereby improve identifiability and scientific reproducibility.

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[Science] Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

This is an interesting news to read on Science and if you are an avid alternative researcher to search for those materials.  Below is a chat with ScienceInsider with bio data scientist Daniel Himmelstein at the University of Pennsylvania.  If you li...

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Twelve tips on writing abstracts and titles: How to get people to use and cite your work

The authors share 12 practical tips on creating effective titles and abstracts for a journal publication or conference presentation.

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Twelve tips for getting your manuscript published

The author shares twelve practical tips on how to navigate the process of getting a manuscript published.

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Top Ten Hints on Building Your Academic Reputation

[It's not you, It's your data. By Robert Macintosh] By about the mid-point of your PhD journey, it becomes apparent that getting a successful completion signals not the end per se, but the end of the beginning. 

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8 good reasons for doing your literature review using ATLAS.ti 8 Windows

The literature review stage is inevitable in any research process, in fact, it is a highly important stage in doing research.

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English Language Education Reform in Malaysia: The Roadmap 2015 – 2025

“The roadmap will serve as a guide for teachers to ensure students achieve proficiency levels aligned to international standards,” said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

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Open Access: The Pay It Forward Project

University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library has shared out a study of viable models for a “flip” from the subscription model to full Open Access (OA) for journal publishing.

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