Keeping your work and notes organized for planned and ongoing research projects can be difficult. Trying to keep this information organized for—and accessible to—an entire team can pose even greater challenges. At Journal Prep, our team members have found that one of the easiest and most efficient ways to archive and share data is through the use of Dropbox—a free and simple cloud storage service that can be synced across all of your electronic devices. For researchers, organized collaboration is a key element of success. Read on to learn how Dropbox can make you more productive and organized inside the lab and on the go.
As graduate students embark upon their journeys into research, they often face a similar set of challenges regardless of their field of study. Fortunately, these challenges and the questions they give rise to can often be addressed by leaders in the field. The Journal Prep Team was recently in contact with Jay Handelman, the Associate Dean of Research, Business, at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), to gain some valuable insight into the challenges of performing and publishing research as a graduate student. Below are some of the issues discussed with Jay followed by his responses. Continue reading
Journal Prep has recently teamed up with Addleton Academic Publishers (AAP), current publisher of seven international academic journals covering a wide array of subject matter. AAP is already promoting Journal Prep’s services across all seven of its published journals’ websites.
“Teaming up with another young company provides benefits to both groups, and we believe this is yet another step in the right direction” stated Shawn Maloney, President of Journal Prep. Journal Prep continues to actively search out new partners in the academic community, with the goal of becoming the number one provider of publishing services and resources for academics around the world. Continue reading
Giving back to researchers is something that we do on a regular basis in a variety of ways. Below is a letter from a recent JournalPrep.com travel grant recipient. Funds were provided to this particular student from China to help offset the expenses associated with travel to a conference in the United States.
To JournalPrep.com Travel Grant Sponsor,
Dear Sir or Madam:
Thank you for all the assistance you have provided me during my travel to ARVO. Your assistance has been invaluable to me during this process. This was my first opportunity to attend the ARVO conference, which, according to colleagues, is a world class and prestigious conference.
I am a Ph.D candidate and in my first year at Tongji University, P. R. China. I was so thrilled and surprised to receive the travel grant from JournalPrep.com. What an honor – thank you. It is so gratifying to know that my hard work and efforts have been noticed and appreciated. These funds will help quite significant with many of our ongoing research projects.
Again, thank you for such an important recognition. I sincerely appreciate your generosity.
Thanks to the help of our clients, we are now offering peer review services for more than 100 research areas. We are constantly working to recruit highly qualified peer reviewers who are willing to offer their services to researchers at all levels. In doing so, we encourage clients to suggest specific areas or even specific reviewers they would like to see in our system. Continue reading
Dr. Julian Gray will be delivering a world-class, online lecture on the topic of drug discovery on March 24 at 1pm Eastern Time. The first part of this lecture, which will be delivered as a live web broadcast, will show the key processes in discovering new medicines, including screening, optimizing leads and selecting development candidates. In the second half of the talk, the key steps in bringing the agent into clinical trials during the different phases of development and through registration to market approval will be shown, including key non-clinical safety, manufacturing, regulatory and clinical issues. In short, this will be a unique, high intensity primer on drug discovery and development, assuming limited knowledge at the start of the lecture.
To view the event details and to register, click here.
In an effort to provide valuable information to our members and website visitors, we have assembled a comprehensive guide to writing and publishing an academic paper. Of course, this would not have been possible without the help of our knowledgeable and experienced academic members.
Rather than having you read page after page of information, we decided to condense all of this material into a single list of 101 tips. You will find guidelines for planning a research project, preparing a manuscript, selecting the appropriate journal, and even advice about how to respond to reviewer comments and write strong, persuasive cover letters. Whether you are a graduate student or veteran scientist, our 101 list has much to offer.
The 101 list directly supports our overall mission to improve and accelerate the publication and dissemination of academic research. So take a look for yourself and email us any thoughts you may have.
Giving back to the research community is something that we strive to do. There are a number of ways in which we are already giving back, but we thought it would be great to help out in a way that most companies do not. That is why JournalPrep.com is sponsoring a travel award for this year’s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“There are researchers that simply cannot afford to travel to international meetings to present their work,” says company President Shawn Maloney, who is actively involved in ophthalmic pathology research and already raises money for the field via Student Vision Canada, a charity that he co-founded in 2007. “That is why we have established this travel award for the 2011 ARVO meeting.” When asked about sponsoring awards for other academic meetings, Maloney said that the business was planning to do so in the near future. “As the business continues to grow we will do our part and give back to the community.”
If you would like to see us sponsor an award for a meeting that you attend, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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