Welcome to the new issue of Authors’ Update. In this issue, William Gunn from Mendeley explains how this free reference manager and academic socialnetwork can give your research a boost. We also present new tools and tip to help you before, during and after the publishing process for your papers.
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What Mendeley can do for you and your career
One of the most common things we hear from grad students and postdocs after showing them Mendeley is "Why didn't someone show me this earlier!" Once you hear about what Mendeley can do, though, you might decide to keep it a secret and just let your colleagues or your PI think you are better at finding papers than they are. Read more
Help us perfect our new Journal Finder (beta)
Finding the right journal for your paper can be a challenge, and submitting to the wrong journal can mean long delays until publication and a lot of wasted time and efforts. Discover our new tool to help you identify the best journal for your paper and speed up the publication process. Find out more
Call for award nominations for early career women scientists in developing countries
Each year, the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize talented scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean whose work could contribute to life-saving knowledge and therapies worldwide. The prizes rotate between the life sciences, chemistry, and physics/math disciplines. Find out about the 2014 Award.
Michelle Tinkham from the Eisenhower Medical Center, Mirage, CA shares her thoughts and views on what it is like to be an author of scientific articles. Read more
Stay current in your field - even in an uncertain job market
Just because you are in between jobs, doesn't mean you have to lose your competitive edge. Find out more
AudioSlides - giving your publication a voice!
About to publish your paper? Explain it in your own words with a 5-min presentation that is shown next to your article in ScienceDirect! Find out more
Publishing Connect Webcast: ‘Getting your paper noticed’
A new free training webcast from the Publishing Connect channel. Find out more
Understanding the Publishing process
A free guide providing a comprehensive background to the publishing process for Elsevier journals. Find out more