Someone stole my identity on Facebook. They copied my profile picture, opened a fake account in my name, and then sent friend requests to my Facebook friends. Such profile cloning attempts are becoming more common. Criminals try to con people into sending money or to share malware and viruses. If you’re worried profile cloning, then […]
In this post, I’m going to provide a quick overview of the most common basic errors our editors see in scientific manuscripts. 1. Check for spelling mistakes This is obvious, yet it is surprising how many spelling mistakes our editors see in manuscripts. Firstly, use the spell check feature, making sure it is applied to […]
Selecting keywords for a scientific paper is often difficult, and it’s important to get the keywords right so readers can find your work. The Medical Subject Headings section of the U.S. National Library of Science are responsible for the MeSH Library of approved keywords. They have recently launched a simple tool to help pick appropriate […]
I thought I’d share this useful infographic on how to spot bad science from CompoundChem.com.
The results showed that…… This phrase repeatedly comes up in the papers we edit and our editors always delete it or change it. I’ll explain why we suggest you avoid using these words in this blog post, and provide some useful alternatives to help you improve your scientific writing. Firstly, “the results showed” is […]
Using the spellcheck tool of your word processing software is a good way of making sure there are no mistakes in your scientific manuscript. However, the spellcheck will miss words that are spelled correctly if they are very similar to a word you actually intended to use. For example, when I was a student I […]