Issue 8

December 2013

Welcome to new issue of Authors’ Update. In this issue we highlight how important it is for scientific progress and for your career to understand and apply ethical standards when publishing your research. You can read about the Elsevier Foundation New Scholar Program and how it is supporting women in science. We also bring you a new style guide to help you write your article, and ask your opinion on an exciting new pilot that makes new research visible as soon as it has been submitted to a journal.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

  • The importance of learning about ethical standards

    Find out about two recent Elsevier initiatives supporting those new to the academic community so that they clearly understand the ethics standards necessary when compiling and submitting a manuscript. Read more.

  • The Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Program

    Since 2006, the Elsevier Foundation's New Scholars program has been looking for ways to boost the number of women at full professor level in the STEM fields through grants tackling the loss of talented women in science - often referred to as the "leaky pipeline". Read more.

  • Element of Styles to Write Research Articles

    A new guide developed with two Elsevier Editors giving you straightforward, clear and invaluable advice on how to write your research articles and, crucially, make your peers want to read them. Read more.

  • Would you like your research to be visible to other researchers as soon as it is published?

    A pilot currently trialled in the journal Atmospheric Environment allows research to be visible on the journal homepage as soon as it has been submitted. Vote now and let us know if you would be interested in this pilot being extended to your journal! Read more.

ORCID/EES integration offers new benefits to researchers

Learn why 50,000 EES users have already linked their ORCID identity to their publication history using our online publication system. Read more.

SCOAP3 now reality: two flagship journals to turn Open Access

As of January 2014, Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B will change from a subscription based model into a full open access model. Read more.

Advice for young and ambitious scientists

Professor Guido Kroemer, Editor of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, offers some invaluable advice to young scientists including how to deal with their feelings when a paper is rejected. Find out more.

Engineering AudioSlides Competition

AudioSlides presentations allow authors to present their work in their own words. Find out how some of the top Engineering authors have recently competed to create the best AudioSlides presentation in their field. Read more.