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  • 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.