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AI Tools to Help with Research

Research takes time and resources. Take advantage of our list of AI tools to help you save time when conducting research.

by AJE Team

2 min

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  • Publishing

What are FAIR Data Principles?

How we publish and access research is dependent on the digital asset and computer communication. To improve these aspects, we can apply the FAIR principles. FAIR stands for Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and, Reuse of digital data. 

by AJE Team

7 min

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Using Online Databases for Research

Databases have therefore become essential components of research projects. The development of digital infrastructure has also led to easier ways to store and utilize data in digital formats.

by AJE Team

8 min

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Best Practices for Collecting and Handling Data

This article discusses best practices for collecting and handling data in research. It covers primary and secondary data collection, standardization, metadata, inclusion criteria, and handling missing data.

by AJE Team

10 min

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Editing Tip: Lists

Although list formatting is relatively flexible, especially when involving bullet points, lists typically adhere to a few key rules.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

4 min

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Editing Tip: Avoiding Misplaced Modifiers

One common mistake made by many writers is not structuring the elements of a sentence in the clearest manner possible, especially with respect to modifiers.

by Suja Thomas, PhD

2 min

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Editing Tip: Parenthetical Elements

This tip reviews how to properly use parenthetical elements, clauses and phrases that can help clarify meaning in your scientific writing.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

4 min

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Editing Tip: Indefinite Article Use with Elements

  • Chemical elements present some unusual exceptions to normal rules for usage of indefinite articles (a and an)
  • Choose the article based on the sound of the element when sounded out fully (e.g., 'silver' not 'Ag')
  • For isotopes, consider the sound of the element symbol first

by Michaela Panter, PhD

2 min

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Editing Tip: Introductory Phrases in Academic Writing

  • Introductory phrases can be tricky to use properly
  • Some introductory phrases are better for contrasting, others for highlighting similarity

by Jacqueline Chretien, PhD, ELS

3 min