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Shanghai Ranking

I think for breaks at work you can consider to explore the new Shanghai Ranking. It might be time consuming to understand the entire system of criteria and procedures. Nevertheless it might give you an impression of the daily business … Continue reading

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Social media for dummies

Social media have become a new tool to get publicity. Some journals run their own social media divisions. Some researcher are very keen to be represented in social media by their own blogs or tweets. However, there are different options … Continue reading

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Corrections of proofs

An accepted manuscript will be send to a type setting service and you will receive the typeset proofs of your manuscript. Sometimes very important things like tables, figures, headings are missing. But also minor changes might be required. Nowadays PDF … Continue reading

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Impact Factor 2012

The new list (xls) for journals, impact factor and maximum ranking is available. Maybe you can increase the number of target journals with this list. The increase of impact is nice – the increase of submission options is much better. … Continue reading

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Booklist scientific writing

Here you find a list of useful books with a short description of what you get there (before buying it). There are loads of books around – this is just a pre selection to make the choice easier for you. … Continue reading

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Polite or critique?

Sometimes you get feedback from a person in UK and you are not sure about the meaning between the lines. Question: what does “That’s not bad” really mean? The answer on this question and some funny examples about the meaning … Continue reading

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Language exercises (free)

Some of you might want to improve style and grammar by exercises. This is initially time consuming but maybe in the long run it is worthwhile. Here you find a page for some exercises. Enjoy! Best wishes, J├╝rgen

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