Publish and flourish! How to enhance your chances of getting published

Why did my paper get rejected despite all the hard work I put into the research? Most researchers ask this question at some point, especially in the early career stage. In this post, I highlight six practical tips to make your research paper stand out and scale through the publication process. From my experience as a reviewer and editorial board member for a number of journals, I have learnt that the quality of results presented in a research article is only half the battle of getting it published; presentation and packaging make up the other half. This is nicely summarised in a quote that I picked up during my PhD days (I cannot remember now who first said it): have something to say, say it and stop once it is said. Each element of this three-part maxim holds two important tips.

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New postdoctoral fellowship launched by the British Academy

Hits: 392You can apply now for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship offered by the British Academy for outstanding early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences.   The funding scheme offers a thirty six month fellowship at selected applicant’s chosen institution. This is to enable the award holders to carry out independent research project to

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ASF Webinar on thesis writing: my take away

Hits: 537 “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton. The first edition of the African Scholars Forum’s series of webinars that held on the 31st of July 2020 was exactly what a new doctoral student like me needed. The panellists were not only open and down

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