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Learning journal expectations and decision making to improve your manuscript submissions

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Learning journal expectations and decision making to improve your manuscript submissions

Jul 18, 2024 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Proper perspective is the key to your publishing strategy. Desk rejections across publishers, including highly competitive portfolios, such as Science and Nature, are numerous. However, understanding the decision making process of a journal editor—how they consider papers, what they value, red flags that they scan for—can unlock new success for you...

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Predatory journal risks and avoidance strategies for researchers
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Predatory journal risks and avoidance strategies for researchers

Authors must understand the proper vetting of a journal’s editorial policies to mitigate the risk of associating with predatory or poor-quality journals. Predatory journals have the potential to capture unsuspecting researchers. This webinar aims to help your fix your publishing strategy once and for all. If you have already run into a publishing d...

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AI as your Research Partner
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AI as your Research Partner

The initial conception and experimentation with AI has given rapid rise to actual tools and use cases for specific communities. Real, actionable strategies are now available to the academic and research communities. In less than an hour, guest speaker Dr. Kevin Lo will share options, guidance, and tips for utilizing AI as your research partner. Joi...

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Planning and preparing your essential career documents—for researchers globally
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Planning and preparing your essential career documents—for researchers globally

Your professional academic documents—such as your CV, manuscript cover letter, and response-to-reviewers file—strongly influence career success. A poorly written cover or response letter often leads to manuscript rejection, and an inadequate CV can cost you the offer for your academic dream job. To avoid these unfortunate outcomes, join this mon...

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Fighting off journal rejections on the path to manuscript acceptance
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Fighting off journal rejections on the path to manuscript acceptance

The correct insight and skills can radically alter your publication success rate. The submission process is fraught with rejection, but navigating the errors, traps, and pitfalls can make successfully acceptance of your manuscript feel inevitable. Authors that master this confidence in their process have little trouble meeting their publishing goal...

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Publishing open access in 2024
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Publishing open access in 2024

To start 2024, we’re giving a modern rundown of the current state of open access publishing. This is an update to our popular webinars on open access, with all the pertinent updates globally from 2023. Dr. Clark Holdsworth will provide a free lecture on this topic at 8 AM EST (9 PM GMT+8) Thursday January 11! During our session, Publishing open...

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Productive and Successful Communication with Journal Editors
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Productive and Successful Communication with Journal Editors

Effective communication with journal editors from the pre-submission phase through article publication is an important skillset every academic should learn. When should you contact the editor if your manuscript is ‘stuck’ in a journal’s online system? What is the etiquette for appealing an editorial decision? How long should you wait to receive pee...

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Building a Career Reputation through Content Creation – Sharing Opportunities on Peeref
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Building a Career Reputation through Content Creation – Sharing Opportunities on Peeref

Join us on Thursday October 12 for our next LetPub Webinar Series installment. This month we are going to focus on building an online presence to boost your reputation as a researcher. Many researchers just want to focus on their research, and fair enough, we can understand this focus. However, social media and networking platforms give researchers...

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Reviewer Roulette: Understanding reviewer behaviors and motivations to improve our responses
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Reviewer Roulette: Understanding reviewer behaviors and motivations to improve our responses

Peer review is a relatively structured scientific and social process that is critical to the healthy function of the scientific community. Why then is the process so difficult to navigate? This month we are highlighting the peer review process. It started with this month’s event on Peeref: Reviewer Roulette, where scholars are invited to share the...

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Journal Selection and the Dangers of Poor Editorial Quality
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Journal Selection and the Dangers of Poor Editorial Quality

As scholarly publishing has increased in size and scope we’ve begun to see issues arise with editorial capacity, even for large publishers. For researchers this can cause uncertainty regarding appropriate publishing strategies. Journal selection becomes a topic about more than just impact factor, readership, and scope. Authors must understand the p...

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MmWave Beam Management for 5G and 6G

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MmWave Beam Management for 5G and 6G

Management of narrow directional beams is critical for mm-wave communication systems. Translational or rotational motion of the user can cause misalignment of transmit and receive beams with the base station losing track of the mobile. Reacquiring the user can take about one second in 5G New Radio systems and significantly impair performance of app...

Producing and Utilizing Posters - Beyond the Conference
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Producing and Utilizing Posters - Beyond the Conference

The conference poster is the earliest major form of scientific communication for any researcher. It is critical to learn and optimize this form of communication at the early stage of an academic’s career. The first half of this webinar aims to provide a set of approaches and techniques for designing and producing a poster using basic, widely availa...

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Understanding text recycling and how to avoid self-plagiarism
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Understanding text recycling and how to avoid self-plagiarism

Journals and publishers are more vigilant than ever when it comes to plagiarism. While most authors understand these concerns and have no issues avoiding plagiarism of others, unintended self-plagiarism is still a major issue. This webinar aims to provide clear, concise guidance for utilizing redundant text and addressing language issues in a respo...

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Embracing equity and breaking bias in research publishing
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Embracing equity and breaking bias in research publishing

We all carry biases whether we like to admit it or not, but that’s not to say we can’t overcome them. We may even carry biases that we’re unaware of, these are unconscious biases or sometimes implicit biases. By becoming aware of our own biases we can prevent them from affecting our behavior and decisions. This not only creates a more equitable env...

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How to review the literature critically: Avoiding a play-by-play retelling
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How to review the literature critically: Avoiding a play-by-play retelling

Join us on Tuesday, February 21st for our next LetPub Webinar Series installment. This month we are going to cover an important aspect of academia: the literature review. Importantly, we will discuss the planning, approach, and structure for an effective literature review. Dr. Clark Holdsworth will highlight the components of a high-impact literat...

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A guide to writing high impact publications: Getting published in top journals
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A guide to writing high impact publications: Getting published in top journals

Communicating science is a required task for the research community to function. However, aligning with publishing norms is a severe hurdle, which is felt the most acutely by students, early career researchers, English-as-a-second language researchers, and emerging country researchers. This webinar aims to provide clear, concise guidance for each a...

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Responding to reviewers - A webinar consultation with an expert

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Responding to reviewers - A webinar consultation with an expert

Back by popular demand, LetPub is holding an open Q&A on the challenges and strategies for responding to reviewers and drafting a response letter. Dr. Clark Holdsworth, Senior Manager at LetPub, is our resident expert, who will be available to handle your queries. Dr. Holdsworth has seen thousands of response letters across a wide variety of res...

Becoming a Journal Editor
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Becoming a Journal Editor

Authors | Reviewers | Early Career Researchers For many early career researchers becoming a journal editor is an aspiration. Getting that position is the sign you’ve finally made it. But how do you go from early career researcher to that prestigious office. With your whole career ahead of you how can you make sure you’re making the right steps f...

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Foundations of Peer Review
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Foundations of Peer Review

Peer review is an essential task that underpins scientific research, but writing your first review can often seem a daunting task. Moreover, for early career researchers it can be difficult to know when you are ready, that you have the knowledge, and that you too can play an important role in your field. How can you ensure you give constructive fee...

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How to Successfully Communicate with Journal Editors
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How to Successfully Communicate with Journal Editors

Effective communication with journal editors from the pre-submission phase through article publication is an important skillset every academic should learn. When should you contact the editor if your manuscript is ‘stuck’ in a journal’s online system? What is the etiquette for appealing an editorial decision? How long should you wait to receive pee...

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Best Practices for PowerPoint Presentations Every Researcher Should Know
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Best Practices for PowerPoint Presentations Every Researcher Should Know

Presenting your research in PowerPoint format is often required for conferences, thesis defenses, laboratory meetings and job interviews. However, creating and presenting an effective, dynamic, and professional slideshow is never easy and may be especially overwhelming for non-native English speakers and early career academics. In this month’s...

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What Makes an Exceptional Peer Review?
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What Makes an Exceptional Peer Review?

Peer review is a cornerstone of research and of the scientific endeavor. Providing constructive scrutiny of the work of your peers ensures that research is of a sufficiently high quality for publication and helps researchers enhance their work. As a result, the overall quality of research in any given field is higher. An impactful peer review ensur...

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Top 10 Tips for Writing a Response Letter: Predicting Reviewer Behavior to Get Published
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Top 10 Tips for Writing a Response Letter: Predicting Reviewer Behavior to Get Published

Curious about the best practices for responding to peer reviewers, to increase your chances of manuscript publication? Questions about handling difficult reviewers and the editorial decision-making process? Tune in to this month's LetPub Webinar to get your questions answered and receive free guidance for writing an effective response letter sui...

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What are Editors Looking For in a Manuscript?
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What are Editors Looking For in a Manuscript?

This collaborative and educational webinar welcomes special guests, Professor Hiroki Sayama, Chief Editor for open access journal Complexity, and Alexander Siegenfeld, PhD student and author of the Article of the Year 2020 for Complexity, as they discuss what makes an exceptional publication and how researchers—no matter their research field—can im...

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Get Published: Accelerate the Peer Review Process
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Get Published: Accelerate the Peer Review Process

Streamlining peer review and achieving rapid publication not only accelerate the dissemination of scientific findings, but also decrease the likelihood of being scooped, and allow for a quicker return to your next research project or funding proposal. So, are you ready to publish your research faster? Learn how to accelerate the publication of you...

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Benefits of Being Involved in a Special Issue: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Research
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Benefits of Being Involved in a Special Issue: How to Maximize the Impact of Your Research

Part of a new webinar series, "Conversations with a Hindawi Editor", this educational webinar welcomes special guests, Dr. Chiara Bedon, Lead Guest Editor and Associate Editor for Advances in Civil Engineering, and Luke Barrett, Head of Content Development at Hindawi, as they discuss the benefits of Special Issues in publishing. Tune in to learn...

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Boost Your Citations: Maximize Impact, Readership and Visibility of Your Publications
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Boost Your Citations: Maximize Impact, Readership and Visibility of Your Publications

Although quantitative metrics are an important—albeit controversial—measure of scholarly research, having your work cited remains an essential aspect of every scientist’s career. Tune in to this month’s LetPub webinar to learn techniques to increase citation count, maximize the impact of your publications, and make your research discoverable to...

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Addressing Reviewer Comments: Resubmit Your Manuscript with Confidence
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Addressing Reviewer Comments: Resubmit Your Manuscript with Confidence

Join Dr. Avriel Licciardi and Dr. Clark Holdsworth as they welcome special guest—and former journal editor—Dr. Joseph Licciardi for this month’s exclusive LetPub webinar. Tune in and learn how to properly adhere to response letter norms, address difficult reviewer comments, and write a compelling “response to reviewers” document—a critical componen...

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Predatory Publishing Practices: What You Need to Know
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Predatory Publishing Practices: What You Need to Know

Researchers falling prey to “predatory” publishing have increased at an alarming rate over the past few years, primarily due to the “publish or perish” culture in academia. It is thus a necessity for academics—no matter your career level—to be capable of recognizing questionable journals and scientific conferences. This one-hour webinar provides a...

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Producing an Engaging Scientific Webinar: Expert Tips and Best Practices
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Producing an Engaging Scientific Webinar: Expert Tips and Best Practices

An engaging webinar has always been a powerful tool in academia and industry, but keeping an audience interested throughout is no easy task. More importantly, with the rapid transition to online learning, as well as virtual conferences, understanding best practices for running successful, informative and interactive webinars, online courses, or wor...

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