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AJE's Free Grammar Check for Scientists and Academics

aje's free grammar check for scientists and academics

AJE's Free Grammar Check for Scientists and Academics

The AJE grammar check tool is free to use. AJE's grammar check tool checks your academic paper for clarity, incorrect grammar, readability, and consistency.

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5 min

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How Do I Know if My Article Has Been Cited?: 5 Ways to find out
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How Do I Know if My Article Has Been Cited?: 5 Ways to find out

This guide delves into five effective methods for tracing citations and assessing the impact of an article in the academic realm. By revealing various tools and strategies to ascertain when, how, and by whom an article has been referenced, authors can remain well-informed and actively participate in the wider scholarly discourse.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

The Ultimate Grant Writing Guide (and How to Find and Apply for Grants)
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The Ultimate Grant Writing Guide (and How to Find and Apply for Grants)

Securing grants requires strategic planning. Identifying relevant opportunities, building collaborations, and crafting a comprehensive grant proposal are crucial steps. Read our ultimate guide on grant writing, finding grants, and applying for grants to get the funding for your research.

by AJE Team

1 min

Harvard President Claudine Gay Resignation: What is means for the larger academic community
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Harvard President Claudine Gay Resignation: What is means for the larger academic community

The case of Claudine Gay highlights the rising use of AI-driven plagiarism detection tools in academia, prompting researchers to reconsider their citation practices and adapt to evolving standards.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources vs. Tertiary Sources: What’s the difference?
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Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources vs. Tertiary Sources: What’s the difference?

In this article, we will delve into the intricate differences of the types of sources, discuss where to find them, and consider their most advantageous uses.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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2024 New Year's Resolutions for Researchers

In this blog, we delve into the process of selecting a resolution that aligns with your research and professional goals. Then, we outline the steps necessary to ensure its successful implementation.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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Where to Find Grant Opportunities for Research

In this blog, we go over many different types of research funding, where to find grant opportunities, and other ways to secure grant funding for your research.

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What is the Scientific Method: How does it work and why is it important?
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What is the Scientific Method: How does it work and why is it important?

The scientific method is a systematic process involving steps like defining questions, forming hypotheses, conducting experiments, and analyzing data. It minimizes biases and enables replicable research, leading to groundbreaking discoveries like Einstein's theory of relativity, penicillin, and the structure of DNA. This ongoing approach promotes reason, evidence, and the pursuit of truth in science.

by AJE Team

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Nobel Prize Winners 2023: Expanding the Horizons of Science and Humanity
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Nobel Prize Winners 2023: Expanding the Horizons of Science and Humanity

In this AJE blog, we break down the the Nobel Prize winners of 2023, each of whom has made an enduring mark on science, literature, and the quest for global peace.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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A Three-Phase Workflow for Efficient Manuscript Editing

Instead of our typical English editing tip, here is a full-length article describing a useful strategy for reading through a colleague's manuscript to offer suggestions. We hope that this post helps you the next time a friend asks you to look over a document!

by Jody Plank, PhD

1 min

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Let Freedom Read: Banned Books Week 2023

In an effort to highlight the dangers of censorship, library and First Amendment activist Judith Krug founded Banned Books Week in 1982. Through activities, events, and a slew of resources, the campaign encourages readers to voice their censorship concerns, examine challenged literary works, and celebrate free expression in their communities. 

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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Impacts of Censorship in the Workplace

Workplace censorship, encompassing internal policies, market influences, and internal pressures, can either promote harmony or stifle creativity and open discourse. Critics argue it hampers diversity and equity initiatives by limiting meaningful conversations. Striking a balance between fostering respect and enabling intellectual exploration is essential for a productive and inclusive workplace.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

How Research Quality Evaluation (RQE) Can Help with Peer Review
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How Research Quality Evaluation (RQE) Can Help with Peer Review

Research Quality Evaluation (RQE) streamlines research manuscript review, cutting review times from 14 weeks to 11 days, inviting global experts, and using a universal form, enhancing fairness, efficiency, and acceptance rates.

by AJE Team

1 min

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Best Practices for Generative AI in Research

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming academic research and scholarly writing. Ethical concerns persist, with the consensus being that researchers should always disclose AI use in publications. Human oversight is crucial to ensure accuracy and address AI-generated content's limitations.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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10 Leadership Qualities I Didn't Learn in Graduate School

In this article, we discuss 10 leadership qualities that are often overlooked in graduate school education. You'll learn the importance of traits such as humility, emotional intelligence, empathy, and setting boundaries in effective leadership and provide guidance on how to develop these qualities for a successful leadership journey.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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2023 Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Avoid Plagiarism in the World of AI

In the digital age, navigating plagiarism complexities safeguards ethical integrity. Innovations like AI both complicate and assist this process, helping authors protect their work and reputations.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

5 Reasons Why Your Abstract is Important
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5 Reasons Why Your Abstract is Important

An abstract is a brief summary of a scientific paper that provides an overview of the research question, methods, results, and conclusions.

by Catherine Zettel Nalen, MS

1 min

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Best Practices for Text Recycling

The use of recycled text has generated debates due to unclear guidelines, but researchers and publishers emphasize the need for ethical and appropriate practices. Text recycling involves reusing one's own writing without proper citation, and while it differs from plagiarism, it raises questions about when and how to credit oneself.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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How to Choose the Best AI Editing Tool for Academic Writing

Among the four top AI proofreading and editing tools compared, Curie stands out as the most suitable and comprehensive tool for academic writing, while other tools may be more appropriate for personal or business use during the drafting phase.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

How to Create an Effective PRISMA Flow Diagram
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How to Create an Effective PRISMA Flow Diagram

A PRISMA flow diagram is a visual representation of the study selection process in a systematic review or meta-analysis. PRISMA flow charts help improve transparency, methodological quality, and reporting in these types of studies, making it easier for authors, reviewers, and readers to understand the research process and assess potential biases.

by Catherine Zettel Nalen, MS

1 min

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How to Write Limitations of the Study (with examples)

This blog emphasizes the importance of recognizing and effectively writing about limitations in research. It discusses the types of limitations, their significance, and provides guidelines for writing about them, highlighting their role in advancing scholarly research.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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Thesis vs. Dissertation: What’s the difference?

Thesis and dissertation are extensive research papers that differ in terms of their requirements, length, and purpose, with the former being associated with a master's degree and the latter with a doctoral degree, but are often used interchangeably.

by AJE Team

1 min

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How to Write an Effective Appeal Letter to a Journal Editor

Rejection is a common part of the publication journey, but sometimes it's worth appealing the decision. This article outlines situations where an appeal letter may be necessary, such as challenging a rejection, contesting reviewer comments, requesting a reevaluation, or addressing ethical/procedural issues.

by Catherine Zettel Nalen, MS

1 min

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How to Write the Discussion Section of a Research Paper

The discussion section of a research paper analyzes and interprets the findings, provides context, compares them with previous studies, identifies limitations, and suggests future research directions.

by Adam Goulston, PsyD, MS, MBA, MISD, ELS

1 min

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Assessing and Avoiding Publication Bias in Meta-analyses

Publication bias distorts meta-analyses by inflating effects, necessitating identification and correction. Funnel plots and Egger's Test detect bias, while trim-and-fill corrects it, though limitations exist and sensitivity analyses are crucial.

by AJE Team

1 min

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Why is Replication in Research Important?

Replication in research is important because it allows for the verification and validation of study findings, building confidence in their reliability and generalizability. It also fosters scientific progress by promoting the discovery of new evidence, expanding understanding, and challenging existing theories or claims.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

What is Presubmission Review, and Why is it Important?
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What is Presubmission Review, and Why is it Important?

AJE Presubmission Review editing service provides valuable feedback and recommendations from expert editors to help authors improve the clarity, structure, and overall quality of their submissions.

by Nancy Vesta

1 min

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5 Benefits of Presubmission Review

By utilizing the AJE Presubmission Review editing service, authors can gain insight into reviewer responses, identify areas that need clarification, learn best practices for research communication, save time by preventing setbacks, and increase their chances of being published or funded

by Nancy Vesta

1 min

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How Can I Track Changes in My Edited TeX File?

Learn how to convert an edited TeX file into a formatted PDF displaying all the insertions and deletions from the latest round of editing.

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1 min

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Who Benefits from Presubmission Review? (and how they benefit)

AJE's Presubmission Review service offers constructive feedback on manuscript structure, content, logic, and presentation, helping authors enhance their communication and increase the speed of manuscript acceptance.

by Catherine Zettel Nalen, MS

1 min

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Academic vs. Nonacademic Writing Styles

Academic and nonacademic writing are distinct styles with different characteristics and purposes. Academic writing is formal, evidence-based, and aimed at scholarly audiences, while nonacademic writing is informal, personal, and intended for a wider audience. Choosing the appropriate style depends on the target audience and the writer's specific purpose.

by Eliza McKowan, MS

1 min

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How Do Libraries Impact the Peer Review Process?

The blog explores the historical connection between libraries and the peer review process. We highlight the evolving nature of peer review and the role of libraries in educating and assisting researchers, as well as their potential as publishers and innovators in the peer review process.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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How to Write a Literature Review

Learn what a literature review is, where it is used, and the structure it should follow, including how to refer to studies and establish themes. We provides tips on writing a literature review, such as stating your research question, selecting key terms, and finding relevant literature on your topic.

by AJE Team

1 min

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Overcoming the Curse of Knowledge: Communicating at the proper level of detail

The curse of knowledge is the result of the personalized thinking that leads to the inability to remember a time before knowledge was acquired, and the overestimation of the level of information acquired in the past. The curse of knowledge has negative impacts on communication, prevents learning from one's experiences, and affects decision-making.

by Nancy Vesta

1 min

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First Author vs. Corresponding Author? How to Decide Which to Choose

This article discusses the importance of authorship in academic publishing. The first author executes a large portion of the work throughout the research process and signifies the researcher has provided the greatest intellectual contribution. The corresponding author is explicitly identified on the first page of the manuscript, is selected to further manage the pre and post-publication responsibilities, and serves as the point of contact for communication with a journal during the submission, peer review, and publication process.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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How To Write a Significance Statement for Your Research

A significance statement is an essential part of a research paper. It explains the importance and relevance of the study to the academic community and the world at large. To write a compelling significance statement, identify the research problem, explain why it is significant, provide evidence of its importance, and highlight its potential impact on future research, policy, or practice. A well-crafted significance statement should effectively communicate the value of the research to readers and help them understand why it matters.

by AJE Team

1 min

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Affect vs. Effect: Know the Difference (with tricks and examples)

Affect and effect are two words that are commonly confused in writing. Affect is usually used as a verb, meaning to influence or produce a change in something. Effect, on the other hand, is usually used as a noun, meaning the result or consequence of something. Learn tips and tricks to remember the differences.

by Nancy Vesta

1 min

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What is Knowledge Management?

This article discusses the concept and processes of knowledge management and its various definitions. Knowledge management is a discipline that aims to systematically create, share, use and manage the knowledge and information of an organization. Various tools and software are available to help organizations manage their knowledge-based assets.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Libraries
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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Libraries

This article explores the impact of AI on libraries and professionals, highlighting how AI can improve information organization, accessibility, user services, and library analytics. It also emphasizes the importance of AI literacy for both librarians and patrons in today's society.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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AI Writing Tools: A Help or a Threat to AJE Language Editing Services?

Since the first spell checkers of the 1980s, computer users have employed AI writing tools. Over the years, development has kept pace with demand as new AI-based tools and services come online almost daily.  Not all AI writing tools are the same in purpose or quality. Doing a quick web search for “AI writing tools” returns over 2 billion results, and raises the questions, “Which tool or service do I need for my manuscript,” and “Which one can I trust with my work?”

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

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Creating Attractive and Effective Figures for Your Academic Paper

Your next academic research article will stand or fall with readers based on your images in your manuscript. Your figures can determine how well you sell your results to other academic researchers, peer reviewers, or a grant funding agency.

by AJE Team

1 min

ai and authorship
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Creativity and Technology: Exploring AI Authorship

The article discusses the complex issue of authorship in academia and the art world. It highlights the various practices and controversies surrounding the concept of authorship, including ghost authorship and the contribution of apprentices in creating an artwork. The article also examines the role of AI in authorship and its potential impact on the current understanding of the concept.

by Cedric Chambers, MBA, BFA

1 min

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What is a Conceptual Framework?

A conceptual framework sets forth the standards to define a research question and find appropriate, meaningful answers for the same. It connects the theories, assumptions, beliefs, and concepts behind your research and presents them in a pictorial, graphical, or narrative format.

by Vridhi Sachdeva, BPharm

1 min

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How to Write the Background of a Study

The background to a study sets the scene. It lays out the “state of the art”. It tells your reader about other research done on the topic in question, via useful review papers and other summaries of the literature.

by AJE Team

1 min

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How Long Should Authors Wait for a Journal's Response? (and When to Reach Out)

Researchers should wait for 6-8 weeks before contacting a journal editor to inquire about the status of their submitted paper, according to advice from American Journal Experts. The initial submission process, including ethical checks and finding suitable peer reviewers, can take up to three weeks, while the rejection rate for peer reviewers can be as high as 70%, leading to potential delays in publishing.

by AJE Team

1 min

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What is Punctuation in English? [an intro for academics]

This blog explains the purpose of punctuation in English, its importance in academic writing, and the most common punctuation marks used, such as the period, comma, question mark, and exclamation point. Correct usage of these marks is essential to make writing clearer and more understandable, as they help structure words, separate sentences, and indicate strong emotion or emphasis. The blog also provides examples of correct and incorrect usage of punctuation marks.

by AJE Team

1 min

What is a Good Impact Factor for a Journal?
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What is a Good Impact Factor for a Journal?

A good journal impact factor (IF) is often the main consideration for researchers when they’re looking for a place to publish their work. Many researchers assume that a high impact factor indicates a more prestigious journal.

by AJE Team

1 min

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Pioneering Women in Science

Throughout history, women in science have fought to push boundaries, break glass ceilings, and close gender gaps. Their perseverance not only changed the existing science community, but also laid the foundations for all future women in science.

by Charla Viera, MS

1 min

How to Tailor Your Research for a General Audience
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How to Tailor Your Research for a General Audience

In order to amplify the impact of your research, it's important to connect with the wider community and tailor your message to reach them. Identifying target audiences is key, and could include industry experts, policy makers, the media, enthusiasts and the public at large. Prioritizing the most important target audiences can be done by considering the size of the audience and their level of interest, focusing on individuals who are most likely to view or share your work.

by AJE Team

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