All Careers Advice

  • The recent digital information explosion means society has increased access to data and research, although the quality and reliability among sources can vary widely. In Karina Pombo-García opinion, the situation has actually created a widening knowledge gap between scientists and society. She giv...
  • Article author, Dr. Joseph Alpertis, Professor of Medicine, sheds light on the key tasks he has to perform...
  • If your scientific work has implications for the clinic and society – you’ll want to make it as easy as possible to...
  • Giving presentations is central to career success in the medical and scientific community. Masterful talks are often determined by their content and the effective delivery of your message. This article provides a succinct checklist on how to prepare in advance, including the best way to convey yo...
  • We know that written communication is a core part of the research process. But why do we often fall into the trap of using writing styles that can leave readers disengaged and bored? Professor Filipe Branco dos Santos explains how it's time for academic writing to evolve. Read how you can enthuse...
  • You know your research is groundbreaking, but how can you convince the rest of the world? Agnieszka Freda, Creator of the popular De-science the Science blog, provides her expert advice on the best way to get the message of your pioneering discovery out into the public domain...
  • Posters are one of the most common ways to present your important research findings at scientific conferences. This practical infographic combines tips on how to make them clear, concise and attractive, ensuring your research generates the interest it merits...
  • The ability to read and absorb key research papers is critical to a successful scientific career. The right approach can help you excel at your own research, peer review - and even writing your own articles. Natalia Rodriguez, Communications Coordinator, demonstrates how to master this skill by a...
  • With limited permanent academic positions and a lack of guidance on alternatives, career competition as a postdoc can seem intense. Many postdocs are having to juggle their research with securing funding, publishing papers and applying for grants, leaving little time to focus on the all-important...
  • Angelica Kerr, calls on her extensive editorial experience for four Health Science journals, to help you navigate the path to successful manuscript submission. Read her insider's perspective on how to avoid the six most common author errors that, albeit innocently, can challenge her sanity at tim...
  • Up to half of articles submitted for research publication are rejected, even before they reach peer review, with the most frequent reason being cited as poor language. Although research is published in many languages, English is still by far the most widely used, creating an inherent disadvantage...
  • Collaboration can be of critical importance in your research career, so it’s surprising to know that are no formal guidelines exist for scholars to help direct them. Aijaz A. Shaikh, draws on broad professional research experience to bridge the gap and discuss best practice. Learn how to approach...
  • Dr Paul André-Genest, Associate Publisher, recounts his thought-provoking transition, from a PhD in molecular parasitology to a career in scientific publishing. Read about the many transferable skills he feels all PhD candidates gain during their research, often without even realising it. His wor...
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.