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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ASF webinar on thesis writing: why you shouldn’t miss it

Hits: 148One of the most important skills you need for a successful  graduate study is writing skill. This is because you are going to be faced with several writing tasks throughout your graduate program. These writing tasks will vary in style and complexity. On the face of it, “writing” may sound simple as everyone has

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African Scholars’ Forum organises webinar on thesis writing

Hits: 345The African Scholars’ Forum is set to host its first ever webinar on July 31st 2020. The organisation aims to bring together scholars from Africa to create a space for mentoring, training and supporting a new generation of scholars. In pursuance of these objectives, the organise has launched a series of webinars in which

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