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.