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Aristotle believes in you!

April 3rd, 2017    Admin    Blog, Conference

So, you have decided to present a paper at an academic conference and furthermore have been selected to do so.  Now the euphoria has passed and the realization of conducting an effective conference presentation in front of your peers and potential new contacts has dawned on you and you need to do a good job.  Do not panic! read more…

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Effective and Meaningful literature review

   Admin    Blog, Journals

A good literature review is the most important element of academic writing, so it is essential for an academic to be equipped with the skills in conducting a good literature review.  A good literature review provides the foundation for academic research.  A good literature review provides previous knowledge for new knowledge to bounce off and will be widely read.  They are a chance to give your feedback and opinion on the published words.  For this to be effective, planning structure, analyzing, good research, the skills to synthesize and sum up information in a clear style and integration with previous work is required.  It is not to be confused with a book review.  Unlike a book review relying on one source, a literature review analyses several sources to evaluate the knowledge in the area.  There is a constant stream of scientific publications getting heavier every year, academics cannot possibly read all papers on their subject in detail otherwise they would never have a chance to research and write papers of their own! To be productive an academic must rely on a good literature review. read more…

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Benefits of open access journal articles

March 13th, 2017    Admin    Blog, Journals

Since the 1940s, the number of journal articles has grown dramatically, with a larger variety of titles and topics presented.  Additionally, journal articles have now become digital, providing easier access with additional features.  This in turn enables a larger and more informed range of academic discourse, which is essential to scholars. read more…

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