Guides and recommended reading
Creating a simple and effective academic personal website
The value and how-tos of blogging and microblogging for disseminating your research
Preparing a paper
|Elements of Style for Writing Scientific Journal Articles
Once you have your basic structure outlined, you might need some help in terms of style. This guide focuses on styles and practices that will help to transfer scientific information, ideas, and understanding from the author to reader effectively.
|Get found. Optimize your research articles for search engines
Search engine optimization (SEO) of your journal articles is as important for you to do to market your research as it is for a company to market a retail product. Learn the tips on how to optimize your articles for search engines.
|Get noticed. Disseminate your research better
This article provide useful tips on using the many powerful online and traditional tools of research dissemination to communicate your research to your academic peers. Build your research profile online and offline to increase your visibility in the field.
|Writing an effective Academic CV
A CV allows you to showcase yourself and your academic and professional achievements in a concise way. You want to have a compelling CV that is well-organized and easy to read, yet accurately represents your highest accomplishments. Click on the image to learn more.
|Peer Review - The Nuts and Bolts
If you would like to become a reviewer, here is the guide which will help you to understand how peer review process works, some of the limitations of peer review and the role of peer review in the society.
|Understanding the Publishing Process in Elsevier Journals
Are you just starting your research publishing career? Here’s a few quick tips and tricks to make it even easier to get your manuscript published.
|Options to publish open access
Elsevier offers open access options in more than 1,600 of our high-quality journals and has established agreements with funding bodies and institutions. Publishing open access means your article will be made freely available, immediately and permanently on ScienceDirect for those with or without a journal subscription.
|Writing papers for publication
This module is designed to maximize the success of publication for Early Career Researchers writing academic papers. It is developed in collaboration with the University of Bath, University of Bristol and the University of Exeter.
Career Planning Guide
Career planning guide
Elsevier’s newly revised “Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career” is a crash course of practical advice on how to plan your career. Written by 30-year research veteran Professor Alan Johnson, this free mentoring booklet—used as a resource in many workshops around the world— provides a detailed map of the important milestones you should reach along the path to a successful research career.
The booklet provides wide-ranging topics from planning your career to preparing a grant funding application, to selecting a research discipline, supervisor and mentor. It also discuses the importance of getting recognized for the work you do, how to publish research – thinking about this early on is essential – and where to publish.
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Other useful resources for Early Career Researchers
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Writing and Publishing:
Davis / Scientific Papers and Presentations, 3rd Edition
Rabinowitz / The Manual of Scientific Style
Anholt / Dazzle ‘Em With Style, 2nd Edition
DeRenzo / Writing Clinical Research Protocols