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 International can help your publishing house outsource your needs with our full publishing services.
By eContent Pro on Jul 10, 2020
Learn the differences of Copy Editing & Proofreading and Scientific & Scholarly Editing as well as the benefits of each service.
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 International highlights a journal in the Government & Law subject area. Learn more about Crime, Law and Social Change published by Springer.
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 International'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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International breaks it down.
By Grace Hamburger on Jan 27, 2020
eContent Pro International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International is happy to provide researchers and authors with a solution.
By Grace Hamburger on Nov 25, 2019
eContent Pro International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International 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 International invest time in finding the most appropriate publication outlet for your work. This week, eContent Pro International highlights an Engineering journal: Advanced Science.
By eContent Pro on Jun 18, 2019
eContent Pro International 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 International invest time in finding the most appropriate publication outlet for your work. This week, eContent Pro International 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 International 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 International’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 International 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 International’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 International 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 International® 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 Jennifer Neidig 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.