By eContent Pro on Sep 26, 2023
This blog post explores new models of peer review, such as double-blind and open peer review, and delves into the benefits and challenges associated with each approach. By the end of this discussion, readers will have a deeper understanding of how peer review is evolving to ensure the quality and transparency of academic research.
By eContent Pro on Sep 25, 2023
In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore copyright issues, fair use, Creative Commons licenses, and the implications of licensing choices on research visibility and reuse. By the end of this blog post, authors and publishers will have a clear roadmap for making informed decisions about their intellectual property.
By eContent Pro on Sep 22, 2023
This blog post delves into the multifaceted realm of ethics in scholarly publishing, examining issues like plagiarism, authorship disputes, conflicts of interest, and the crucial role of editorial boards in upholding publishing integrity.
By eContent Pro on Sep 12, 2023
This blog post explores the benefits and challenges associated with promoting interdisciplinary research, highlighting its potential to drive scientific progress and shape a more interconnected future.
By eContent Pro on Sep 8, 2023
This blog post explores the role of preprints in scholarly publishing, examining their benefits, challenges, and impact on the research community. We will uncover how preprints are shaping the way research is disseminated, fostering collaboration, and driving scientific progress.
By eContent Pro on Sep 7, 2023
In this blog post, we delve into the challenges surrounding diversity in scholarly publishing and explore strategies to promote inclusivity, representation, and equality across its multifaceted spectrum.
By eContent Pro on Aug 31, 2023
In this blog post, we delve into the pivotal role of peer reviewers, offer guidance on effective peer review, and explore the burgeoning efforts to recognize and reward these vital contributors.
By eContent Pro on Aug 24, 2023
In this blog post, we embark on a journey through the intricate landscape of publication metrics, exploring both the well-established impact factor and the innovative world of altmetrics and PlumX Metrics.
By eContent Pro on Aug 17, 2023
In this exposé, we explore the murky world of predatory publishing, shed light on common red flags, and provide essential guidance on how to distinguish legitimate journals and conferences from their deceptive counterparts.
By eContent Pro on Aug 15, 2023
Dive into the critical topic of research data management and sharing, exploring best practices, data repositories, data citation, and the importance of complying with data sharing policies
By eContent Pro on Aug 10, 2023
In this blog post, we will delve into the latest developments in Open Access publishing, including funding mandates, institutional policies, and the profound impact of Open Access on research dissemination and accessibility.
By eContent Pro on Aug 7, 2023
This blog post aims to guide researchers on how to navigate academic conferences effectively, making the most of presentations and networking opportunities. We will explore tips and strategies for maximizing the conference experience, from preparing for presentations to engaging in meaningful networking interactions.
By eContent Pro on Aug 4, 2023
Every breakthrough or discovery starts with a well-crafted research proposal. Whether you are a student, a researcher, or a professional seeking funding for your project, mastering the art of writing a successful research proposal is crucial to obtaining the necessary resources and support for your work.
By eContent Pro on Aug 1, 2023
In today's complex and rapidly evolving world, collaboration has emerged as a key driver of productivity and innovation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of research. Collaborative research brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives to tackle complex challenges and generate groundbreaking discoveries.
By eContent Pro on Jul 24, 2023
Learn about the fundamental differences between editing and copy editing, specifically their unique functions, techniques, and significance in producing high-quality written material.
By eContent Pro on Jul 21, 2023
A researcher's primary focus is to produce high-quality and impactful research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in our respective fields. However, even for native English speakers, it can be challenging to effectively communicate complex ideas, which is where the invaluable support of copy-editing services comes into play.
By eContent Pro on Jul 19, 2023
Publishing in high-impact journals is a significant milestone in an academic career. By following the strategies outlined in this blog post, you can enhance your chances of success in the publication process.
By eContent Pro on Jul 13, 2023
Investigate the importance of data visualization, the benefits it brings to researchers and readers alike, and key considerations for effective data visualization.
By eContent Pro on Jul 11, 2023
Research Ethics Committees (RECs) play a significant role in safeguarding human subjects during research, which is why it's important to know the purpose and functions of RECs, the ethical principles they uphold, and the processes involved in obtaining ethical approval for research studies.
By eContent Pro on Jul 6, 2023
Examine the significance of tackling research bias and methods for promoting objectivity in studies.
By eContent Pro on Jun 30, 2023
Investigate the significance of publishing academic research and its far-reaching impact on academia, society, and individual scholars.
By eContent Pro on Jun 29, 2023
Diversity in academic journal editorial boards is extremely important, and it brings many benefits to the scholarly ecosystem.
By eContent Pro on Jun 28, 2023
Explore various strategies and best practices that researchers can employ to steer clear of plagiarism pitfalls.
By eContent Pro on Jun 27, 2023
Read about Dr. Josefina C. Santana's experiences working with eContent Pro.
By eContent Pro on Jun 23, 2023
eContent Pro co-hosted a webinar with IGI Global that explored the potential advantages and pitfalls of integrating ChatGPT into higher education settings. In case you missed the live event, we have provided a recording for your viewing.
By eContent Pro on Jun 20, 2023
An abstract is crucial as it provides a concise summary, guiding readers to quickly understand the essence of a document or study. Learn 10 valuable tips to help you write an impactful abstract that grabs attention, accurately summarizes your work, and entices readers to engage in a more comprehensive exploration of your manuscript.
By eContent Pro on Jun 14, 2023
For scholarly writers, the pursuit of publication is a significant milestone in their academic careers, which is why it's important that they develop strategies that can enhance their publication prospects.
By eContent Pro on Jun 6, 2023
eContent Pro is excited to announce its sponsorship of POSMOL 2023.
By eContent Pro on Jun 5, 2023
Professional copy-editing services play a crucial role in academia, which is why researchers should place their trust in human editors rather than relying solely on AI solutions.
By eContent Pro on Jun 2, 2023
Explore the top reasons why academic publishers should consider outsourcing their copy-editing needs to a professional service provider, such as eContent Pro.
By eContent Pro on Jun 1, 2023
Dive into the importance of typesetting in scholarly manuscript publication and explore how it can significantly impact the readability, credibility, and dissemination of research.
By eContent Pro on May 26, 2023
Read about Dr. Criselda Garcia's experiences working with eContent Pro.
By eContent Pro on May 24, 2023
There are many commonly confused words and phrases in the English language. In this blog, you will learn about 14 of them so you can ensure your manuscript is not rejected due to poor writing and grammatical errors.
By eContent Pro on May 15, 2023
Read about Dr. Philip Randall's thoughts on the value of utilizing the eContent Pro English Language Copy Editing service.
By eContent Pro on May 15, 2023
Learn some differences between British English and American English so you can make sure your document correctly follows one or the other.
By eContent Pro on May 10, 2023
Read about Dr. Debra Kram-Fernandez's experiences working with eContent Pro.
By eContent Pro on May 8, 2023
It is extremely beneficial for authors to be familiar with some of the most common proofreading marks so that when and if you receive a hand-edited document, you can understand the editor’s suggested changes.
By eContent Pro on May 5, 2023
In the age of the internet, time is truly of the essence when it comes to publishing research. Therefore, choosing a trusted copy-editing outlet that can provide affordable, high-quality services with a fast turnaround time is vital.
By eContent Pro on May 3, 2023
Given how widely used open access (OA) publishing models are, it is important for academics to familiarize themselves with each type so they can choose which one is right for them.
By eContent Pro on Apr 24, 2023
Studying and understanding sentence structure can improve your academic writing and take it to a new level of complexity. In this blog, you will learn how to level up your writing and increase your publication chances.
By eContent Pro on Apr 12, 2023
As an academic, it can be difficult to figure out what type of editing your manuscript needs. Learn more about our editing services at eContent Pro so you can make the correct choice.
By eContent Pro on Apr 5, 2023
As an academic researcher, have you ever submitted a manuscript to a publisher or a journal and received a rejection letter due to poor writing? It’s a common occurrence, and it’s one that can easily be avoided by hiring a copy editor. Many authors think that they can self-edit their manuscripts, but the truth is, they are too close to their work and often overlook mistakes. In this blog, we’ll discuss the advantages and potential pitfalls of hiring a copy editor for your academic writing.
By eContent Pro on Mar 29, 2023
eContent Pro (eCPro), a U.S.-based company providing affordable and quality professional editorial and publishing services globally to individual researchers, university presses, commercial publishing houses, and professional organizations, recently announced the release of the latest version of their Journal identifier Database (JiD) for everyone to use free of charge.
By eContent Pro on Mar 29, 2023
With thousands of academic journals from which to choose, it can be incredibly difficult for authors to compile an excellent list of reputable journals and find a journal that perfectly matches the content of their manuscript. In this blog, you will discover some useful methods that will help with your search and increase your chances of acceptance.
By Samhar Almomani on Mar 1, 2023
When it comes to writing academic papers, it is important for authors to provide readers with figures and tables. Doing so will help them fully grasp the importance of the research.
By Samhar Almomani on Feb 13, 2023
The peer review process is an essential piece in academic publishing. Like the scientific community and the publishing world, the peer review process is an ever-changing field. To ensure success in a particular field, researchers must keep up with the latest changes in the academic world, especially as it relates to how their manuscript will be published.
By Samhar Almomani on Feb 6, 2023
As researchers value having their work published in notable journals in their field, it is important to understand the many processes that occur behind the scenes in order to ensure that the manuscript has the best chance of becoming published.
By Samhar Almomani on Jan 30, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has gained recent interest in the media, as these technologies are now predicted to become some of the most essential services in our lives. However, there are still many questions that come with relying on such technology to come up with human creations, such as art and writing, and it is doubtful that AI technology as it is today can replace human innovation in these industries, especially as there appears to be a multitude of problems when it comes to creative tasks, such as writing.
By Samhar Almomani on Jan 24, 2023
Scholars and researchers put a lot of time and effort into their manuscripts and would like to see their work being rightly recognized and talked about. However, in some cases, scholars submitting their manuscripts may get an immediate desk rejection without going through the journal’s review process. There are a number of things that you can employ to avoid a desk rejection and ensure that your work undergoes the review process and is accepted in a reputable journal for others to read.
By Samhar Almomani on Jan 16, 2023
The process of getting your manuscript published can be a stressful time, especially since there could be a lot of uncertainty around whether the journal is going to accept your manuscript for publication or not. Editors often operate under intense schedules, and their job requires a lot of effort, time, and coordination. Learn more about navigating this tricky situation and about when it is considered appropriate to follow-up with a journal's editor.
By Samhar Almomani on Jan 5, 2023
Researchers, scholars, PhD students, and anyone looking to advance their career benefits greatly from having a research profile, as it allows them to be seen by organizations that are interested in the work they do. In academia, name recognition plays a big part in the likelihood of someone being able to collaborate on research projects and publish. Learn more about how to create your research profile!
By Samhar Almomani on Dec 27, 2022
Academia is a competitive field, and it is hard to get your work published then noticed by others in your field. eContent Pro offers a number of services, such as journal selection toolkits and copyediting services, to assist you in your publishing journey.
By Samhar Almomani on Dec 22, 2022
A journal impact factor is often used as a way to determine the importance of a journal in its field of expertise. Understanding these journal impact factors will help authors and scholars get published, increase their viability and find other researchers in the field to collaborate with on future projects.
By Samhar Almomani on Dec 12, 2022
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that being a copywriter is just like being a copy editor. However, copywriting and copy editing are two different skills. Understanding these various differences will help you find the correct professional help to ensure that your paper lives up to the best standards.
By Samhar Almomani on Dec 6, 2022
Editorial board members are people with expertise in a field (or a number of fields) who are committed to the advancement of their field by reviewing for a journal or a specific section of a journal. Understanding the different roles of the people that sit on an editorial board is essential to being a successful author.
By Samhar Almomani on Nov 28, 2022
To ensure that your work gets the attention of the right audience, you will need to increase the visibility of the research. With an increasing number of papers published in journals annually, it can be difficult to make your work heard in the cacophony of other research. One impactful way to ensure that your work gets noticed by the relevant audience is by submitting it to a conference.
By Samhar Almomani on Nov 14, 2022
Academic journals use acceptance and rejection rates to monitor any unusual trends and analyze whether the number of papers they were accepting or rejecting was too high. These rates generally depend on the quality of papers submitted to a journal within a period of time.
By Samhar Almomani on Nov 8, 2022
Publish or perish is a phrase that we have all heard. It means that for an academician to stay relevant and climb the ladder in their field, they need to publish articles in scholarly journals. Scholarly journals are peer-reviewed. Peer reviewing is the process that allows other experts in the field to evaluate the quality of a work and give their feedback on a manuscript for publication. When other researchers are looking for articles relevant to their work, they will look specifically for articles that are published in peer-reviewed journals.
By Samhar Almomani on Oct 31, 2022
November is recognized in the academic world as Academic Writing Month, or AcWriMo. The month caters to all sorts of academic writers, whether undergraduate students or distinguished academicians and scholars. This month is dedicated to helping academicians get any writing that needs to be done before the end of the year done. This makes November the perfect chance to get the writing done and focus on any work that needs to be done before the year ends.
By Samhar Almomani on Oct 25, 2022
In the past few years, the field of science policy has seen an increasing emphasis on the “societal value and value for money, performance-based funding and on globalization of academic research.” There has also been a notably growing need for research assessment internally and broad research information systems. During the shift to more dependence on research indicators, the computerization of the research process and moving to social media for academic communication have led to research assessment relying on data metrics.
By Samhar Almomani on Oct 10, 2022
The 2022 Nobel Prize laureates were announced between 3-10 October this year, marking people who “during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” The Nobel Prize usually includes prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology and medicine, literature, peace, and economic sciences. The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious award in one’s field and has been awarded to the discoverers of the x-ray, radioactivity, and penicillin.
By Samhar Almomani on Oct 6, 2022
The Declaration on Research Assessment, or DORA, is a way to recognize, assess, and improve the way in which scholarly research outputs are evaluated. The declaration, which was developed in 2012 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, has become an initiative that is followed worldwide by all scholarly disciplines and key stakeholders including “funders, publishers, professional societies, institutions and researchers."
By Samhar Almomani on Sep 26, 2022
Although it could be disappointing to receive a “receive and resubmit” or a “reject and resubmit” decision, this does not mean that your paper will not be published. It means that the reviewers or the editor liked your paper but think that it needs some tweaking and edits. It is important to make use of this second chance to avoid a rejection again.
By Samhar Almomani on Sep 19, 2022
With the long process of submitting a grant proposal out of the way, researchers who have had their proposal accepted will be able to go about making their goals become reality by kicking off their project’s operations. Usually, the project starts with help from the funder, which includes support pertaining to HR, finance, IT, marketing, and legal situations. However, after that grace period, a project needs to move to a more sustainable, long-term arrangement.
By Samhar Almomani on Sep 12, 2022
Conclusions are often seen as unnecessary since they only restate what has already been stated. However, a good conclusion should go beyond repeating what was said. The final section of a paper should inform the reader how everything they have read is relevant to them and why it should matter.
By eContent Pro on Sep 5, 2022
The landscape of publishing and distributing content is rapidly changing, and some of the tasks long seen as being the responsibility of publishers are now expected of authors. There are many ways that an author can showcase their message through text.
By Samhar Almomani on Aug 29, 2022
Analyzing data is often the most important aspect of research and representing that data in a research paper is necessary to showcase results. Including data in a clear way will help a researcher explain their conclusion and help the reader decipher the researcher’s results.
By Samhar Almomani on Aug 22, 2022
After coming up with your idea and writing a grant proposal, it is now time to finalize your proposal, submit it, and follow-up when needed. Although this final part of submitting a grant proposal is an often-overlooked part of the process as writers may get ahead of themselves and submit their proposals right away, it is an integral part of increasing the chances of your grant proposal being accepted.
By Samhar Almomani on Aug 15, 2022
With an overwhelmingly large number of researchers publishing important work annually, it might seem impossible to make an impact in your field and be seen by fellow researchers. However, with platforms like ORCID, you can stand out. ORCID is an “open, non-profit, community-driven initiative” that provides a network for people that participate in research and scholarship.
By Samhar Almomani on Aug 8, 2022
Name recognition and a reputation as an expert in the field are vital for a researcher, especially one looking to expand their reach using publishing work and speaking at conferences. To do that, you will need to showcase the impactfulness of your work in the field in a research profile.
By Samhar Almomani on Aug 1, 2022
After assessing what organizations and funders are likely to be interested in your work, it is time to start working on the actual writing of the grant proposal. This includes multiple steps, as there are a number of different components required by funding sources.
By Samhar Almomani on Jul 25, 2022
Proofreading is usually the final step before submitting your manuscript to a journal or a publisher. Performing a thorough proofread of your work will allow you to fix any errors that you may have missed and clarify your intended meaning in some situations. Things like grammar mistakes and misplaced punctuation can change the whole meaning of your sentence, and when it comes to research, it is important for an academician to make sure their meaning is portrayed accurately.
By eContent Pro on Jul 18, 2022
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Computer Science & IT subject area. Learn more about the Web of Science Indexed, International Journal of System Dynamics Applications published by IGI Global.
By Samhar Almomani on Jul 18, 2022
Funding Open Access publications may prove challenging, especially when the authors of the project lack the funds to support their work. This may make the process of OA publication seem like a trade-off between furthering the progress of science and having enough funds to support the project, but it does not have to be that way.
By Samhar Almomani on Jul 12, 2022
Before you start working towards writing a grant-winning proposal, you need to research how to compose a proposal that is convincing and persuasive. You must not only choose the correct grant for your research, but in preparing your grant proposal, there are also a few noteworthy tips one should consider. In this series curated by eContent Pro, you will learn more about bettering your chances of securing grants for a research project.
By eContent Pro on Jul 6, 2022
Learn about a remarkable group of editors who worked on the recently released book Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers, published by IGI Global with editorial assistance provided by eContent Pro International.
By eContent Pro on Jun 28, 2022
Receiving a rejection letter from a journal editor can be disappointing, especially since you have submitted your paper in the hopes of it getting published. You might start asking yourself if getting published is even a realistic option and whether your work is important to the academic world. However, the least helpful thing you could do is get dispirited and give up on your paper. Although sometimes the rejection reasons are not given or not clear, usually you will receive a further explanation in the rejection letter on a separate sheet or by including reviewer reports by the editor. After reviewing the letter, there are a few common options that researchers usually take in hopes of getting their paper published.
By eContent Pro on Jun 27, 2022
eContent Pro International offers a professional Journal Recommendation service alongside its suite of professional publishing services. To further assist researchers progress through pre-publication, eContent Pro International will highlight a reputable journal from a select list of publishers across their 11 subject areas, on an ongoing basis. This week, eContent Pro International highlights an Engineering journal: ACS Nano.
By eContent Pro on Jun 24, 2022
If your manuscript is accepted and published in an academic journal, it is important for it to have impact on its readers. However, the only way to reach an audience and achieve impact is by being discoverable. Online discovery is the main way to find articles, and this hinges greatly on content discovery in various indexing and abstracting platforms. Without quality indexing by discovery services, even the most groundbreaking academic articles will be difficult to find. Learn more about indexing to increase your visibility.
By eContent Pro on Jun 15, 2022
For the science presented to be trustworthy, many people rely on the peer review process to ensure that experienced, knowledgeable people have reviewed the work and judged it as scientifically sound before its publication. Although the process, led by humans, cannot be perfect, it provides us the assurance that people with the intention of expanding the field of knowledge have found this work to be valuable and reliable.
By eContent Pro on Jun 7, 2022
Researchers spend years and put a lot of effort into their PhD dissertations, which makes them valuable pieces of work not just for the author but also for the scientific community. However, you may also ask whether your PhD thesis may be of greater interest to a broad audience if published in a book, and if it might be of interest to your specific field in an academic book. With that being said, transforming your thesis into a full book is not as easy as simply sending the thesis to publishers. In sending your draft to the publisher, you will need to revise it extensively to ensure that it appeals to a wider audience and may compete in a literary market.
By Justine Eby on Jun 1, 2022
Even today, there are common mistakes authors make that can quickly deteriorate their paper’s credibility, novelty, and stunt the progression of their manuscript before it can reach its full potential. However detrimental these mistakes may be, they can be avoided before it is too late. This blog piece will focus on four of these common mistakes and how authors can best prepare their manuscript to avoid them.
By Justine Eby on May 25, 2022
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Computer Science & IT subject area. Learn more about the Web of Science Indexed, International Journal of System Dynamics Applications published by IGI Global.
By eContent Pro on May 25, 2022
With so many publications out there (2.5 million scientific articles are published per year), your audience may be overwhelmed by the amount of information. It is more important than ever, that your work is uniquely noticeable and well-advertised to capture their attention.
By eContent Pro on May 15, 2022
Today we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on an exemplary member of our team of copy editors, Ms. Cheryl Stewart. Ms. Stewart has recently had the pleasure of working with the editors of the new IGI Global book publication, Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers
By eContent Pro on May 13, 2022
After investing a significant amount of time in conducting your research, preparing your manuscript, and then submitting to the journal of your choice, the least ideal outcome is to receive an immediate desk rejection without further review. This blog piece seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the most common reasons for manuscript desk rejections and effective ways to avoid them. It is important to address each point with a critical mindset and thoroughness, so you may better understand how these factors can work in combination with each other to significantly harm or help your chances of journal acceptance.
By Justine Eby on May 5, 2022
The academic writing community is as supportive as it is competitive. Follow our interview with Dr. Jane Dorrian, on her experience working with eContent Pro for professional Copy Editing & Proofreading services.
By Justine Eby on Apr 26, 2022
With a limited number of journals included in Web of Science indices and so many manuscripts all competing for spots, this can leave authors wondering if there are certain insider tips that they should be aware of to increase their manuscript’s odds of acceptance. And what successful strategies and insights do academic authors employ to compete on this level?
By Justine Eby on Mar 10, 2022
One thing is for certain. The past couple of years have brought about a large amount of forced transformation for many fields of work and many industries.
By Justine Eby on Feb 23, 2022
In a study conducted in 2020 by three non-native English academic writers, they analyze qualitative data to discuss their shared experiences in the academic publishing process, specifically experiences of rejection or acceptance to high impact factor journals.
By Justine Eby on Jan 27, 2022
If you go on any website article that explains metadata, you will see countless introductions explaining metadata as simply “data about data.” Well, they’re right. If you know the basics of metadata, I’m sure you can agree with this to a reasonable extent. Authors and publishers need metadata to do a plethora of things without which their work's visibility would dwindle before it even began.
By Justine Eby on Dec 29, 2021
The relationship between the Open Access (OA) movement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has a direct correlation on advocating for public access to information and its role in improving sustainable development. In 2015, the UN adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of the 2030 agenda.
By Nicole Gonser on Dec 2, 2021
Advancements in technology have been shown time and time again to change the course of the world. Just look at the internet, for instance, which has altered how we communicate with people, how we view news, and how we spend our time.
By eContent Pro on Nov 4, 2021
When it comes to finding the right journal to which to submit your research, there can be thousands of options to choose from within your subject area. Beyond that, you’re also in constant competition with other researchers seeking to have their work published in those same journals.
By Nicole Gonser on Oct 8, 2021
A well-known and widely accepted aspect of publishing is the peer review process. As the scientific community changes over time, so too does the peer review process. Leaning into a more collaborative approach, one such change has been the emergence of open review and the way it has changed the course of peer review.
By eContent Pro on Sep 10, 2021
Accuracy, integrity, and transparency are some of the most critical components of academic publishing. Executing a sound peer review process ensures that authors benefit from high-level constructive feedback from other scholarly experts in the field and supports authors with improving the quality of their work.
By eContent Pro on Jul 30, 2021
An important component of academic research is discoverability, and a manuscript’s ability to be discoverable lies mostly with being indexed. Without it, even research that would contribute significantly to a given field may be nearly impossible to find.
By eContent Pro on Jul 7, 2021
Academicians do not often associate the word “speed” with the publishing process but, when years of research turns into words on paper, authors are eager to have their work published quickly. Between initial assessment, peer review, and the potentially large number of submissions, editors need time to carefully consider each prospective paper for their publications.
By Sean Graybill on Apr 29, 2021
As researchers, editors, and publishers seek to pursue diversity in academic research and publishing, eContent Pro provides them with some means of doing so.
By Sean Graybill on Mar 9, 2021
The eContent Pro International team has taken a look at the challenges of Open Access publishing and provided the best solutions available for authors looking to navigate this tricky topic.
By Nikki Borgel on Jan 13, 2021
Microsoft Word has a tool to help writers easily monitor changes to their documents as they proceed through the editing process.
By Nikki Borgel on Dec 4, 2020
The eContent Pro team has put together a comprehensive profile of PsycInfo, a popular and prestigious abstracting service, and all its requirements.
By Nikki Borgel on Nov 27, 2020
The eContent Pro team has put together a comprehensive profile of one of the largest indices, Scopus, and all its requirements.
By Nikki Borgel on Nov 20, 2020
The eContent Pro team put together a comprehensive profile of one of the most requested indices, Web of Science, and all its requirements.
By Nikki Borgel on Nov 6, 2020
When it comes to finding the right journal for your academic research, there can be thousands upon thousands of journals to sift through in your subject area. At the same time, there are thousands of other researchers vying for spots in the same group of publications.
By Nikki Borgel on Oct 30, 2020
When stressed, it can be impossible to keep track of all of the things required to publish a paper, from writing and perfecting your manuscript, finding an appropriate journal, formatting your paper appropriately, preparing all of the complementary materials, and still maintaining your usual workflow as an academic.
By Nikki Borgel on Oct 22, 2020
While hiring a professional copy editor may alleviate a significant portion of the anxiety that comes with the editing phase of your writing process, it is vital to continually provide the necessary information to your copy editor to ensure a streamlined process.
By Nikki Borgel on Oct 14, 2020
Used primarily in medical studies and research, AMA is largely unfamiliar to most individuals outside the medical field.
By Nikki Borgel on Oct 2, 2020
MLA is most popular within the language arts and is used by universities and publishers alike. MLA is also a common citation method for intermediate and secondary schools.
By Nikki Borgel on Sep 25, 2020
CMOS includes two different citation styles including the Author-Date system, which is most often used in the humanities within subjects such as literature, history, and the arts. There is also the Notes-Bibliography (NB) system, which is preferred in the science and social science realms of academia.
By Nikki Borgel on Sep 11, 2020
As researchers know, properly citing your sources in a research paper or scholarly article to avoid plagiarism is of critical importance.
By Nikki Borgel on Sep 4, 2020
The scholarly peer review process can be a daunting and overwhelming undertaking. Researchers will spend months or even years collecting the data and sources that become their research submission, only to be faced with endless revisions from expert reviewers.
By Jared Peterman on Aug 20, 2020
The APA style guidelines are always changing. Learn how to properly format the APA style 7th edition with this in-depth guide.
By eContent Pro on Aug 4, 2020
An inefficient publishing process can result in publication delays and substantial loss in revenue. Learn how eContent Pro can help your publishing house outsource your needs with our full publishing services.
By eContent Pro on Jul 1, 2020
Often, when you are met with a research blunder, the instinct to ditch your data and start over can seem like the next natural step. But stop right there! As with anything else, learning from your null results is just as valuable as learning from your triumphs, and the same can be said for your peers.
By eContent Pro on Jun 25, 2020
Preparing your manuscript for publication can be a daunting task. Unfortunately, many authors skip a crucial step prior to submission that can increase their chances of being accepted.
By Grace Hamburger on Apr 6, 2020
An abbreviation is a shortened version of a word or phrase that is made by deleting letters. Acronyms and contractions are also considered abbreviations, but what's the difference between each, and how do you know when it’s appropriate to use an abbreviation in your academic writing?
By Grace Hamburger on Apr 1, 2020
In 2010, the term “predatory journal” was coined, and since then, the Academic community has been working to warn researchers about the consequences of publishing in these unethical journals. But how can Academics properly educate each other about something that has no real definition, and what exactly should researchers be looking out for?
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 25, 2020
Successful research journals involve several article types to keep the readers’ interest and provide opportunities for different types of research. Original research articles, letters, case studies, and review articles make up most academic publications, and here we will discuss what each article type means.
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 18, 2020
Dedicating your life to research means that you will have quite a few projects that will most likely require outside resources, especially in the way of funding. Luckily, institutions, organizations, and funding groups are available to help take some of the load off your shoulders.
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 16, 2020
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Computer Science & IT subject area. Learn more about the Web of Science Indexed, International Journal of System Dynamics Applications published by IGI Global.
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 11, 2020
Supervisors, funders, and institutions who have invested interest in your research need to be in the loop and informed on the status of the work, including any challenges or goals you may have for your project. To do this, many organizations rely on regular research progress reports. So, what information should you include in your report, and how are they beneficial?
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 9, 2020
eContent Pro's full publishing services are mapped out in five efficient phases, but we understand that commercial publishing houses, university presses, and OA organizations/libraries may not need our full services due to their own procedures. Therefore, we are excited to offer a la carte publishing options for organizations and publishers to outsource.
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 4, 2020
Our full publishing services for Open Access (OA) academic and research individuals have been organized into five phases, each working together to create an efficient and seamless experience. Let’s break each phase down and walk through our publishing process step by step.
By Grace Hamburger on Mar 2, 2020
Do you find yourself scratching your head at the complex jargon of copyright laws in publishing? Sometimes it can feel like you need to be a lawyer to understand exactly what you’re signing up for. eContent Pro sympathizes with this struggle and is here to help you break down your copyrights.
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 26, 2020
Some conferences are worse than others, and some use highly deceptive advertising tactics to make researchers believe the conferences are something that they are not. These are known as predatory conferences. What exactly makes a conference predatory, and what steps can you take to make sure that you don’t fall victim to one?
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 24, 2020
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Media & Communications subject area. Learn more about the Journal of Media Management and Entrepreneurship (JMME) published by IGI Global.
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 19, 2020
Pairing perfectly with our journal database is our journal recommendation service, a personalized service which provides you with journal recommendations based on your manuscript. How do these two valuable services work together to create a customized experience for researchers?
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 17, 2020
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Media & Communications subject area. Learn more about Communication Research published by Sage Publishing.
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 14, 2020
What happened to this bold and controversial plan, and what has cOAlition S done to address the major backlash they received? Here, eContent Pro International will break down the journey of Plan S, and what cOAlition S is doing to appease Academics and publishers alike.
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 11, 2020
Every journal is different, but a typical editorial staff is comprised of an editor-in-chief, an associate editor, section editors, and an editorial board, with an occasional guest editor for special issues. Each member has a hand in creating these important Academic pieces, so what exactly do they contribute?
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 6, 2020
Mirror journals make open access available for subscription-based journals, giving even more options for researchers submitting manuscripts. But how are they different than their parent journal, what are the advantages to publishing with a mirror journal, and what are some of the hang-ups with this new form of open access?
By Grace Hamburger on Feb 3, 2020
eContent Pro is pleased to announce that in addition to the quality editorial services we have been offering for more than five years, we will now also be offering full publishing services starting in February 2020. Learn the basics of this exciting new service offering!
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 29, 2020
What is the definition of a conflict of interest, when should an author reveal one, and why are these disclaimers such an essential part of academic publishing? Here, eContent Pro breaks it down.
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 27, 2020
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Education subject area. Learn more about the International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) published by IGI Global.
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 22, 2020
Finding funding can be tricky, but the community-led Research Organization Registry database strives to streamline the process.
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 20, 2020
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Education subject area. Learn more about Action in Teacher Education published by Taylor & Francis.
By eContent Pro on Jan 16, 2020
Web-based seminars, otherwise known as webinars, are quickly gaining popularity as they allow both users and hosts to connect from all corners of the globe without the need for travel. So, what do webinars entail, what are the benefits of hosting one, and what should you consider when creating your own webinar?
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 14, 2020
For an Academic piece, a manuscript can be reviewed in two ways: through a literature review or a systematic review. So, what does each form of review provide, and from what type of review would your manuscript benefit?
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 10, 2020
CiteScore covers journals from over 5,000 publishers and aims to point Academics in the right direction when searching for reputable, popular journals. So how does CiteScore calculate impact, and what are the pros and cons of this ranking metrics?
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 8, 2020
It can be difficult to know how to move forward when you aren’t sure why your manuscript was rejected. Here, eContent Pro will look at some of the most prevalent reasons a manuscript might get rejected, and help you avoid falling victim to these faux pas.
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 7, 2020
Authors retain their copyrights for their entire lifespan plus 70 years. But what are the exceptions to this rule? Here, eContent Pro will explain what happens when a copyright is forfeited, what happens, and what you can do to keep your copyright.
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 31, 2019
Front matter gives the author a chance to expand on their work while providing the reader with valuable information, promotional material, and glimpses of the author’s personality. So, what does this front matter consist of, and how can each part benefit your book?
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 24, 2019
Journals that advertise their impact factors tend to be established, and if they can, these journals show two impact factor ratings: the two-year impact factor, and the five-year impact factor. But what do these numbers mean, and what is the real difference between two and five years?
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 20, 2019
Backed by five of the biggest names in Academic publishing, GetFTR aims to enable streamlined access to journal articles for researchers. But what exactly is GetFTR, how does it work, and what does this new system mean for you and your research?
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 18, 2019
OA has gained a lot of momentum over the past few years, and as such OA has branched off into three different subsets. Gold, green, and hybrid OA options are available on most major publishing platforms, and each provide different levels of availability and access. Let’s break down what they mean, and what you can expect from each as a user and an author.
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 13, 2019
The United States ISBN Agency has recently announced that they will begin implementing a new 979 prefix. This changes not only the prefix itself, but the resulting registration group. So how do these number groups work together, and what exactly will these changes do?
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 11, 2019
With online experiments, researchers are given an opportunity to bring the experiment right to participants, giving them the freedom to supply their answers from the comfort of their home or on the go. Conducting experiments online also allows the researcher to continue other valuable work, or even have multiple experiments going at the same time. But who hosts these surveys, and how does a researcher recruit their participants?
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 4, 2019
Unlike narratives, Academic manuscripts can take on multiple verb tenses at once, depending on the subject matter. Even a single sentence can contain multiple verb tenses, and if you’re not careful, you can really trip yourself up. So how do you know what to use and where to use it?
By Grace Hamburger on Dec 2, 2019
Are you tired of searching for the perfect journal in your research area and questioning the credibility of the journals and publishing houses where you can submit your work? eContent Pro is happy to provide researchers and authors with a solution.
By Grace Hamburger on Nov 25, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Medical, Healthcare, & Life Sciences subject area. Learn more about the International Journal of Applied Nanotechnology Research (IJANR) published by IGI Global.
By Grace Hamburger on Nov 20, 2019
They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you can certainly judge a book by its back cover. Fiction novels and reference books alike take advantage of this important marketing tool, but not all know how to properly utilize it. So how can you make the most of your back cover?
By Jared Peterman on Nov 15, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Medical, Healthcare, & Life Sciences subject area. Learn more about Human Reproduction Update published by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
By Grace Hamburger on Nov 13, 2019
Scholarly databases are collections of online journals that users can search for articles relating to a subject they specify. But how do you know where to look, and how can you most effectively search for what you need? eContent Pro has a few tips.
By Grace Hamburger on Nov 8, 2019
Academic material can be expensive, and that can mean research that rests behind a paywall will only hit a limited audience. What if you want your work to be seen by more than just a small group? Luckily, there is an alternative method – Open Access (OA) publishing.
By Grace Hamburger on Nov 7, 2019
Authored monographs and edited monographs are in fact different, both in how they are written and who receives different levels of credit for the work. But which is which, and where does your work fit?
By Grace Hamburger on Oct 30, 2019
PhD Students, PhD Candidates, Doctoral Researchers – there are many ways to describe a person who is starting the process of becoming a seasoned Academic. If you define yourself by any of these titles, you may be what is known as an Early Career Researcher (ECR).
By Jared Peterman on Oct 28, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Social Sciences & Humanities research area. Learn more about the International Journal of Computational Methods in Heritage Science (IJCMHS) published by IGI Global.
By Grace Hamburger on Oct 25, 2019
What are the differences between qualitative and quantitative research? How does your research fit into each category, and once you have picked a method, how do you present it? Let eContent Pro help you solve this.
By Jared Peterman on Oct 24, 2019
Are you making common citation mistakes in your research? Learn what should be cited and why along with the impact proper citations can bring to your research.
By Grace Hamburger on Oct 21, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Social Sciences & Humanities subject area. Learn more about the American Sociological Review published by SAGE Publishing.
By Grace Hamburger on Oct 18, 2019
As our means of information collection shifts from newspapers and magazines to websites and social media, it is key that marketing tactics target the place with the most traffic. Here, we dive into a few of the most up-and-coming ways to market a book online.
By Grace Hamburger on Oct 16, 2019
The best papers are clear, driven, and informative, and when done correctly, they can take your research to new heights. However, even the best ideas can become lost if a paper isn’t written correctly.
By Grace Hamburger on Oct 10, 2019
It can be tough to navigate a peer edit when you aren't sure why, for instance, an American encyclopedia is a British encyclopaedia. Luckily, eContent Pro has a few tips for authors struggling with the difference.
By Jared Peterman on Oct 4, 2019
An index plays a vital role increasing a book's accessibility and readership. Read more to learn how the index impacts these factors and how to improve your next index.
By eContent Pro on Sep 30, 2019
While active voice is the preferential choice more often than not, passive voice does serve a purpose in select situations. Learn how to differentiate between active and passive voice, as well as when it’s quite alright to compose passive sentences.
By eContent Pro on Sep 27, 2019
At some point, we've all revisited a webpage in search of an important document, only to discover the resource is no longer available. Thankfully, there is a solution. Researchers can avoid this issue by familiarizing themselves with digital object identifiers (DOIs), the most secure way to pinpoint articles, books, journals, etc
By Jared Peterman on Sep 23, 2019
As most of the inner workings of a reference book, figures appeal to the reader and add value to the overall work. Figures are often used in almost every published book chapter or journal article and there’s many reasons why authors use figures in their scholarly work.
By Jared Peterman on Sep 19, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Computer Science & IT subject area. Learn more about the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR) published by IGI Global.
By eContent Pro on Sep 17, 2019
Once the presentation is done, where does the research go from there? With the longstanding motto “publish or perish” hanging over the heads of academics, the next step would be to get their research published in a relevant and reputable journal book. eContent Pro wants to offer some helpful tips in making the transition from a conference paper to a product ready to be submitted for publication.
By Jared Peterman on Sep 11, 2019
The fifth annual Peer Review Week is quickly approaching with the theme in 2019 being “Quality in Peer Review”. Find out how you can get involved!
By Jared Peterman on Sep 10, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Computer Science & IT subject area. Learn more Computers & Education published by Elsevier.
By eContent Pro on Sep 3, 2019
As part of our plagiarism mini-series, let's discuss how the overuse of a source(s) or reference can land an author in hot water.
By eContent Pro on Aug 30, 2019
This week, eContent Pro discussed a variety of different writing mistakes and topics with Dr. Sabrina Leone. Dr. Leone has more than 10 years of experience as a research author, editor and reviewer, having published books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, and video lectures.
By Jared Peterman on Aug 29, 2019
The abstract is a large deciding factor in whether a researcher or author will further read a research journal. A reoccurring theme in this series has been factors that impact the readership and indexing of a journal and there isn’t a more important factor than perfecting an abstract.
By Erika Hodges on Aug 26, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Environmental Science & Agricultural Science subject area. Learn more about the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) published by IGI Global.
By eContent Pro on Aug 22, 2019
Publons is a website that allows academics to track, verify, and display their peer review and/or editorial achievements, free of charge. Essentially, Publons acts as a social network for over 600,000 researchers, used to showcase reviewers, journals, conferences, publications, and institutions alike.
By Jared Peterman on Aug 19, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Environmental Science & Agricultural Science subject area. Learn more about Nature Climate Change published by Springer-Nature.
By eContent Pro on Aug 12, 2019
As part of our plagiarism mini-series, eContent Pro covers self-plagiarism, the act of recycling words or ideas from an author's own previously published works without proper attribution.
By Jared Peterman on Aug 8, 2019
The one thing authors, researchers, databases, and search engines all depend on is keywords. Besides the research presented in scholarly journals, keywords are arguably the most important factor in the publishing process.
By Erika Hodges on Aug 5, 2019
The BISAC Subject Heading list is an industry-approved list of subject descriptors for books, each of which is represented by a nine-character alphanumeric code. The headings can be used for transmitting information between trading partners, as search terms in bibliographic databases, as access points for database searching, and as shelving guides.
By Erika Hodges on Aug 2, 2019
To help combat your proposal from getting lost in the masses, eContent Pro has compiled some tips to help make a dynamic proposal that will catch the eye of prospective publishers.
By eContent Pro on Jul 31, 2019
This week we discussed a variety of different writing mistakes and topics with Chris Shearer, IGI Global’s Copy Editing Manager.
By Erika Hodges on Jul 26, 2019
When a writer first considers submitting their work for publication, the process can seem daunting. While it’s not uncommon to have a specific set of guidelines for each individual publisher, there are several things that will be universally requested by editor-in-chiefs in order for them to consider an article a candidate for publication.
By Erika Hodges on Jul 24, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Engineering subject area. Learn more about the International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering (IJMMME) published by IGI Global.
By Jared Peterman on Jul 18, 2019
Generating an Editorial Review Board is imperative for authors in the academic publishing process. Every Editor-in-Chief (EiC) strives for their journal to have credibility in the specific research area’s community and the easiest way to gain credibility is by arranging a strong editorial review board.
By eContent Pro on Jul 10, 2019
International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) are 10- to 13-digit codes that identify a particular book, or version of a book, when dealers, libraries, or just about anyone searches its designated ISBN number. What do these numbers mean?
By Jared Peterman on Jun 27, 2019
eContent Pro highlights a journal in the Business & Management subject area. Learn more about the International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) published by IGI Global.
By Jared Peterman on Jun 26, 2019
Besides the title, the first introductions to a reader are a book’s foreword and preface. The foreword and preface play off each other and strive to establish credibility for the book, but in different ways.
By Jared Peterman on Jun 20, 2019
You’ve invested time in your research; let eContent Pro invest time in finding the most appropriate publication outlet for your work. This week, eContent Pro highlights an Engineering journal: Advanced Science.
By eContent Pro on Jun 18, 2019
eContent Pro examines the world of metadata in the publishing industry and why it's important.
By Jared Peterman on Jun 11, 2019
Peer review is an essential step to publishing academic manuscripts. The peer review process improves the quality of the research and validates that the research is relevant to its field.
By Kyle Kutz on Jun 4, 2019
You’ve invested time in your research; let eContent Pro invest time in finding the most appropriate publication outlet for your work. This week, eContent Pro highlights a Business & Management journal: The Journal of Management and Organization.
By Kyle Kutz on May 28, 2019
Feast your eyes on a few infamous editing (and proofreading) fails seen throughout history.
By Jared Peterman on May 24, 2019
eContent Pro recently discussed helpful manuscript writing tips for authors with Dr. Susheel Chhabra, an editor-in-chief, professor, and author.
By Kyle Kutz on May 21, 2019
How exactly did the University of California (UC) expose academic publishing at large with its decision to drop Elsevier?
By Kyle Kutz on May 14, 2019
Today, we share our conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Morris, an expert editor on eContent Pro’s English Language Copy Editing Team.
By Kyle Kutz on May 9, 2019
Let's address a few common, preemptive measures taken to properly catalogue both serial and nonserial series – CIPs, ISSNs, and ISBNs.
By Jared Peterman on Apr 26, 2019
eContent Pro deeply appreciates customer feedback. We recently reached out to two of our valued customers from prestigious institutions worldwide who have taken advantage of eContent Pro’s English language copy editing service.
By Jared Peterman on Apr 22, 2019
Researchers compile their academic life’s work into scholarly publications, but many may not fully understand each of the components needed to create a viable reference book project.
By Kyle Kutz on Apr 18, 2019
Today, let’s examine impact factor, the system used to rank journals, on a global scale, in terms of overall quality and usage.
By Jared Peterman on Apr 10, 2019
Maintaining diversity improves the overall quality, reputation, and integrity of the journal.
By Kyle Kutz on Apr 3, 2019
Members of the academic publishing industry are held accountable for maintaining ethical practices, however, it isn't always easy keeping others on the straight and narrow.
By Kyle Kutz on Mar 26, 2019
Since its inception, COPE has offered additional resources/tools, such as flowcharts, eLearning courses, and webinars, to help editors and publishers maintain ethics within the academic publishing industry.
By Jared Peterman on Mar 22, 2019
Our figure, table, chart, and equation conversions service can greatly enhance an author’s manuscript by improving the quality of all visual elements within the work and ensuring that the data is being accurately represented.
By Jared Peterman on Mar 19, 2019
eContent Pro recently discussed helpful manuscript writing tips for authors with Margaret (Maggie) Niess, editor, researcher, and professor at Oregon State University (USA).
By Kyle Kutz on Mar 14, 2019
Publishers have flooded the market with thousands upon thousands of releases over the past few years alone, and that's why, amid this proverbial sky-high mound, it's possible for those serving in coauthorial roles to end up lost in the shuffle.
By Jared Peterman on Mar 14, 2019
Staying organized may seem impossible when writing a dissertation, but don’t worry, eContent Pro International is here to provide dissertation writing tips to keep the researcher calm and create an organized process that will make writing a dissertation much smoother.
By Kyle Kutz on Mar 7, 2019
As an early career researcher, it can be difficult to keep up with industry lingo – terms like ORCID iD, ISSN, and Open Access. What does it all mean?
By Kyle Kutz on Feb 28, 2019
January 1, 2020, Plan S goes into full swing. But, what is Plan S and how will it affect academic research within the European Union (EU)?
By Jared Peterman on Feb 25, 2019
The academic publishing process is a journey that in most cases takes more than a year to come to fruition. In this series, “The Process of Academic Publishing,” we outline each step involved in publishing scholarly works.
By Jared Peterman on Feb 13, 2019
During the peer review process for any scholarly journal, the number one reasons that an article manuscript is rejected is lack of relevancy to the overall mission and scope of the journal.
By eContent Pro on Feb 6, 2019
We wish you luck in the Year of the Pig
By Jared Peterman on Feb 4, 2019
In this series, “The Process of Academic Publishing,” eContent Pro® will outline each step involved in publishing scholarly works.
By Jared Peterman on Jan 28, 2019
We are pleased to announce new services to accommodate authors.
By eContent Pro on May 7, 2018
As part of our series on Microsoft Word, we’ve compiled suggestions for managing track changes once your copy editor has provided edits to your manuscript.
By eContent Pro on Mar 23, 2018
It’s easy to become a culprit of repetitive language slip ups, especially as you and those around you become conditioned to saying common phrases a certain way. We’ve generated a list of commonly misused expressions that will help you tidy up your tête-à-têtes.
By eContent Pro on Feb 19, 2018
Crafting a meticulous and in-depth literature review is vital to any scholarly publication. We’ve broken down the process and highlighted the key elements and benefits.
By eContent Pro on Feb 14, 2018
Prof. Lowe says that, “there comes a point in the writing or editing process when you can't ‘see’ what you're reading anymore.” Read more to see what else this recently published author has shared with us.
By eContent Pro on Jan 26, 2018
With so many rules to keep in mind, creating flawless citations and references may seem like a daunting feat. We’ve highlighted some of the most common citation errors to be aware of. Learn from some recurrent problems that our copy editors run into.
By eContent Pro on Jan 11, 2018
Too often, writers fail to put enough thought into a title, resulting in vague or unfocused descriptions that deceive or confuse potential readers. Learn from our five tips on how to draw more attention to your research papers with an impeccable title.
By eContent Pro on Jan 8, 2018
Feeling uninspired or constantly pressured to produce more quality work? We’ve created a list of strategies that will guide you towards engaging in effective writing sessions and developing beneficial work habits to become more productive.
By eContent Pro on Dec 28, 2017
The hyphen—tiny, but important—will add clarity and a more sophisticated flow to your writing if used properly. Our seasoned editors have observed that this piece of punctuation is being frequently misunderstood and seriously underused. Learn about the right way to hyphenate.
By eContent Pro on Dec 21, 2017
Peer review will always be an important and decisive part of the publishing process. Academics don’t want to see a degradation in research integrity, and editors will continue to do their best to face the ongoing struggles with peer review. But, in many cases, book and journal editors are finding it increasingly difficult to attract qualified peer reviewers and establish a dedicated editorial review board.
By eContent Pro on Dec 20, 2017
We’ve been working closely with scholarly publishers for some time now, and it’s become clear; a stellar book proposal that contains the right details and is pitched correctly can truly improve the likelihood of your manuscript’s acceptance.
By eContent Pro on Dec 7, 2017
Writing and preparing content for successful translation can significantly increase its effectiveness or editorial potential. Consider our guidance on ensuring translation projects are optimized.
By eContent Pro on Nov 30, 2017
Using lists in your writing will create organization and a logical arrangement for the reader, but are you being effective and getting full value out of your lists?
By eContent Pro on Nov 22, 2017
Going through the process of becoming indexed by reputable lists will help your publication gain a broader readership. Find out the basics behind how to achieve your unending goal as a scholar: disseminating content that’s widely cited and shared.
By eContent Pro on Nov 9, 2017
This week, we talked with a distinguished journal editor about his editorial viewpoints and how copy editing plays an integral role in the development of his publication.
By eContent Pro on Nov 2, 2017
Making your writing more concise can be the difference between engaging the reader and losing their attention. The tips described in this article will prove useful in eliminating wordiness, being more specific, and communicating in a much clearer way.
By eContent Pro on Oct 26, 2017
Translating and localizing your website is one of the first crucial steps in targeting foreign markets. But, will it really result in increased international traffic? In this post, we define the key reasons why website translations will virtually guarantee a global reach.
By eContent Pro on Oct 18, 2017
Between assessment, peer review, and simply the large quantity of submissions out there, editors need time to carefully consider each prospective paper for their publications. Yet, when years of thorough research finally culminates into a piece of writing, authors are eager to have their work published quickly. The following tips will help you in speeding up the publication process.
By eContent Pro on Oct 5, 2017
Whether you’re an experienced scholarly author or a hopeful graduate student, hearing nothing after submitting your journal or book manuscript can be both disheartening and nerve wracking. With this article, we hope to provide you with some insight and general guidelines on how to appropriately request a status update.
By eContent Pro on Sep 28, 2017
Staying well-informed in your scholarly community takes time and discipline. And after all, in order to capture attention with novel findings, you need to know what has been done before you. Consider these tips and strategies on how to better keep up with important research in your field.
By eContent Pro on Sep 21, 2017
Is seeking a secondary publication of the same paper, but in a different language, considered unethical or against copyright law? This week, we explore this question with some recent research, and provide some guidance for multilingual writers or authors looking to reach foreign audiences.
By eContent Pro on Sep 15, 2017
How much do you rely on your computer’s grammar checking functionality? We’ve identified these eight common writing mistakes that seem to slip through the cracks.
By eContent Pro on Sep 6, 2017
This week, we talked with two journal Editors-in-Chief about their outlook on and approach to poorly edited manuscripts.
By eContent Pro on Aug 29, 2017
When your placement at a university or in any other career path is at stake, utilizing a professional editor will not only give you a sense of security, but it can also turn your almost-finished dissertation into an impressively polished text.
By eContent Pro on Aug 23, 2017
Machine translation functions as a surface interpreter. Its results only appear to be quick and precise because the original text is analyzed exclusively within the scheme of its original structure. It can be put quite simply: only real people can put words into real context.
By eContent Pro on Aug 15, 2017
Does it seem like there are a thousand functions, tricks, and shortcuts within Microsoft Word? Here, we want to help you recognize a few tools that can make your writing and editing much easier.
By eContent Pro on Aug 14, 2017
Although you may not always agree with all of your editor’s suggestions, it is still worthwhile to have your document fully copy edited and proofread.
By eContent Pro on Jul 31, 2017
In this post, we take a look at the miscommunication that idioms can cause during translation.
By eContent Pro on Jul 21, 2017
In this post, we explore what makes cору еditing a central соmроnеnt оf thе writing journey.
By eContent Pro on Jun 6, 2017
In this post, we’ll look at some of the biggest translation blunders over the last few years, partially for enjoyment, and partially to convey the need for proper professional translation services
By eContent Pro on May 23, 2017
Track changes is your friend, and we want to show you why. Use this feature to keep “track” of what others have been up to in your document.
By eContent Pro on May 16, 2017
Introducing our blog series on Microsoft Word, this post sets the stage for what’s to come in helping copy editors, authors, and scholars alike find their way to better productivity using Word.
By eContent Pro on May 9, 2017
When deciding on who or what to use in the translation of documents, it’s paramount to decide the purpose of your document. Learn the pros and cons of machine and human translation.
By eContent Pro on Apr 24, 2017
Who’s and whose are two words that are easy to get confused, as they are pronounced the same when speaking. These words have two completely different meanings, which we will look at in this post.
By eContent Pro on Apr 11, 2017
Both are part of the editing process and both are equally important, but what exactly is the difference between copy editing and proofreading?
By eContent Pro on Apr 5, 2017
Are you making any of these common writing mistakes? Learn what the top 13 mistakes are, and how to correct them in your own writing.
By Matt Snyder on Mar 28, 2017
Emails leave an impression. What do you want the emails you send to say about you?
By eContent Pro on Mar 21, 2017
In this post, we will look at why "which" and "that" usage mistakes are commonly made and how you can remember which word you should use in your sentence.
By eContent Pro on Mar 13, 2017
When choosing between who or that, there is one rule to help guide you to select the correct form, and we will explain this rule in this post.
By eContent Pro on Feb 22, 2017
Many writers use awhile and a while as interchangeable words, since they are the same word: one without a space and one with a space. Although this is true, these words have two distinct uses. We will look at the definition and the definite use of each of these words in this blog post.
By eContent Pro on Feb 14, 2017
“I before E except after C” is the mnemonic device that has been taught to help individuals learn the spelling of some words, but in this post, we will look at the exceptions to this rule.
By eContent Pro on Feb 7, 2017
Many writers tend to believe that nevermind and never mind are interchangeable words. This is not true, and we have provided suggestions to help you determine which of these words is correct for your writing.
By eContent Pro on Feb 6, 2017
Hyphens and dashes are punctuation marks that are easy to get confused. In this post, we will look at the primary use of each of these marks.
By eContent Pro on Feb 3, 2017
The dash has two types, the em dash and the en dash, and we are going to explain exactly what each of these dashes are and the proper way to use them within this post.
By eContent Pro on Feb 2, 2017
Affect and effect are words that are homonyms, or words that sound the same but have very different meanings. We have provided you with some memory tricks to help you learn the difference between these words below.
By eContent Pro on Feb 1, 2017
Then and than are commonly confused in writing and always have been. Linguistically, they’re identical twins, and they are only one letter apart, so they are easy to get confused.
By eContent Pro on Jan 31, 2017
Most English speakers do not know the difference between who and whom. It is a mistake that is not even noticed most of the time because it is so common, but it is still important to know the differences.
By eContent Pro on Jan 30, 2017
When to use your and you’re can be confusing since both words are pronounced the same way. Therefore, it is important to understand the differences between each word and when it should be used.
By eContent Pro on Jan 26, 2017
An apostrophe is a punctuation mark that serves a variety of purposes, and in this post, we will take a look at each one.
By eContent Pro on Jan 25, 2017
The primary objective of quotation marks is to show exact language, either spoken or written, that has come directly from someone else. Proper usage of quotation marks is essential to protect yourself against accidental plagiarism. There are additional uses for quotation marks as well, which we will discuss in this post.
By eContent Pro on Jan 24, 2017
A hyphen is a commonly used punctuation mark, although its proper usage is often misunderstood. The primary function of a hyphen is to glue words together by showing their relationship.
By eContent Pro on Jan 23, 2017
A semicolon is a punctuation mark that can sometimes be confusing to writers. In this post, we will take a look at the various ways to properly use semicolons in your writing.
By eContent Pro on Jan 20, 2017
When writing formally, the most common use for an ellipsis is to show that you have taken words out of your writing, usually within a quote. These three dots can be used to save space in your document while also removing material that is less relevant to your content.
By eContent Pro on Jan 19, 2017
Two of the most commonly misused abbreviations in the English language are i.e. and e.g. If you would like to use these abbreviations in your writing, but aren’t such sure which one is correct, don’t fear! We have put together a guide to using these abbreviations correctly.
By eContent Pro on Jan 18, 2017
It’s and its are two basic words that are commonly used in the place of each other. In this post, we are going to take a look at the proper time to use each of these commonly misused words.
By eContent Pro on Jan 17, 2017
To assist you with determining which form of the word “there” is correct in your sentence, we have taken a look at each form and broken it down by its meaning, examples, and tricks to assist you in determining which form to use in your sentences.
By eContent Pro on Jan 16, 2017
“Alot” is a phrase that is often confused in writing, and we will explain why "a lot" should be used instead.
By eContent Pro on Jan 15, 2017
If you are trying to determine whether to use I or me in a sentence, we have some advice to help you not only know which one to use, but also to understand why it should be used.