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We need to talk about titles

19 Aug

The Research Whisperer

Jonathan LaskovskyJonathan Laskovsky is the Senior Coordinator, Research Partnerships in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University. He is primarily responsible for managing research partnerships support and administration within the College.

Alongside this role, Jonathan has research interests in modern and postmodern literature with a particular focus on fictional space and critical theory.

He tweets infrequently as @JLaskovsky and can be found on Linkedin.

A colon The dreaded colon

We need to talk about titles. We’ve been neglecting them and it’s starting to show.

Neglect signifies that we once cared for titles but, for some reason, the care has ceased or become sporadic at best (insert your favourite garden-tending metaphor here).

This neglect might partly be explained by the ever-increasing pressure on academic life: large teaching loads, increasing demands for research output, conferences, meetings and other administrative distractions, as well as our paltry attempts to maintain some kind of work-life balance…

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2 May

A tremendous post on the question to know whether information technologies trump the scholarly publishing or whether the academic publishing subordinates itself to the information technologies. In my view the response is that both statements are true because the respective influence is not at all linear but instead pretty much interactive. As for the sponsored payments by the tobacco industry for author-paid open access publishing, the expression of concern is also relevant for the traditional publishing because private corporations can very well sponsor subscriptions in reader-paid publishing. The key point is the conflict of interest disclosure (which is perhaps more easy to uncover in the open access publishing where the payment is made on behalf of the author).

Meet Joe Black

27 May

Meeting with a ghost is always a tremendous experiment. The scholarly kitchen in a interview reveals that pharmaceutical companies, according to its source, could hire professional writers services in the intent to accelerate the publication of therapeutic essays: the scholarly kitchen reporter concludes his interviews by this question to the ghost writer: do you like the garlic?

None the less we must admit that journal editors benefit from clarity, conciseness and punctuality brought by a professional writer.


Copyright concerns

15 Apr

I give the advice of using the following sentences  to protect your copyrights if they have not been assigned to a publisher and also to protect your institution or company.  Some of these sentences are also convenient for your public free access papers that are on your personal website, choose the one which is relevant to your particular situation:

1) No copying allowed in other websites, but direct link to the document is authorized: http://www.

(In french: Reproduction sur d’autres sites interdite mais lien vers le document accepté : http://www...)

2) These current findings will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. This document is mainly addressed at the scientific and academic community. Authors are solely responsible for content disseminated.

(In french: Ce document est finalisé pour soumission et publication dans une revue à comité de lecture. Il s’adresse principalement à la communauté scientifique et académique. Les jugements et opinions qui pourraient être exprimés dans ce document de travail n’engagent que leurs auteurs et non leur institution.)

3) The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the institutions with which the authors are affiliated.

(in french: Les avis exprimés par des auteurs ne reflètent pas nécessairement les avis des institutions avec lesquelles les auteurs sont affiliés.)

4) all materials published in this paper are in the public domain and can be used without permission. Proper citation, however, is required. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

(in french: Tous les contenus publiés dans cet article sont dans le domaine public et peuvent être utilisés sans permission. La citation appropriée, cependant, est exigée.Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser ce travail à des fins commerciales.)

5)This journal may be freely reproduced for the purposes of private research and study and may be included in professional journals provided that suitable acknowledgement is made and the reproduction is not associated with any form of advertising.

6) This report and the work carried out by (your company) rely on a range of input assumptions and

data that have not been independently verified. They make no
warranty and will accept no liability as to the accuracy of the
information used, or for the use of this report by any third party.
A more detailed report and associated supporting papers, which
provide fuller information on modelling assumptions and results
are available on the RIN website

The tables of the law

7 Apr

He are the tables of the law for scientific authors (courtesy to H Maisonneuve who indicated the link in his blog):


Lost in translation

7 Mar

To edit your manuscript in correct scientific english within four days, a website for those who are lost in translation (I have no finacial interest):


open access journal for social security research articles

18 Feb

This is the new electronic publication model with article processing charge paid by the authors, this form of publication is increasing and wil continue in the future. To submitt for peer review your papers on macro- and microeconomics of health care financing, health insurance and reimbursement as well as health economic evaluation, health services research and health policy analysis visit the link below, your research will be available on line free of charge for your readers:


The impact factors of open acces journals are increasing and surpassing others:  http://elpub.scix.net/data/works/att/102_elpub2010.content.pdf

publish or perish

15 Feb

If this is your leit motive you need help from the persons below:


and to translate your work to foreign readers from french to english language:


pit bull review

9 Feb

do you want to know what your reviewers have in mind when they evaluate your paper? go to this two free full text articles:

how to review journal manuscripts

are we training pit bulls to review our manuscripts?

check your paper

2 Feb

4 check lists of reporting guidelines for observational studies (cohort, case-control, cross sectional studies and 4 combined):


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