Tag Archives: academia

What are the milestones in the career of an academic researcher?

Today, I will talk about the different milestones that a researcher may meet during his career. I will start from the first stage, which is graduate studies until reaching the stage of being a permanent researcher working at a research institution … Continue reading

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What happens after the PhD?

People will work several years to obtain a PhD, sometimes with the goal of becoming a  researcher in academia or the industry, or a lecturer. Some think that getting a PhD is  enough to become a successful researcher. But obtaining a … Continue reading

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Unethical reviewers in academia

In this blog post, I will discuss about the importance of an ethical review process in academia, and the problem of unethical reviewers. I will share some stories about some unethical reviewers in journals and conferences. Peer review in academia The process of peer review in academia … Continue reading

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How to improve the quality of your research papers?

In this blog post, I talk about how to improve the quality of your research papers. This is an important topic as most researchers aim at publishing papers in top level conferences and journals for various reasons such as graduating, obtaining a promotion or securing funding. … Continue reading

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How journal paper similarity checking works? (CrossCheck)

In this blog post, I will talk about the recent trends of journal editors rejecting papers because of their similarity with other papers as detected by the CrossCheck system. I will explain how this system works and talk about its impact, benefits … Continue reading

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What I don’t like about academia

In this blog post, I will talk about academia. There are numerous things that I like about academia, and I really enjoy working in academia. But for this blog post, I will try to talk  about what I don’t like in academia to … Continue reading

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Top 10 mistakes made by young researchers

Today, I will discuss 10 mistakes that some researchers do in their early career. 1. Not building social relationships with other researchers. Although one can do research by himself, there are many advantages to collaborating with others such as: getting the feedback of others, writing more articles, … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (6) – presenting data with tables

Tables are often used in research papers to present data. In this blog post, I will explain when tables should be used, discuss common mistakes when using tables, and give a few tips to improve tables. When tables should be used? Tables … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (5) – the bibliography

This is the fifth blog post about writing research papers. Today, I will discuss how to select references and write the bibliography of a research paper. I will also explain some common errors and give additional tips. Why the bibliography is important? Every research paper must have a bibliography. The … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (4) – the introduction

This is the fourth blog post on how to write research papers.  Today, I will discuss how to write the introduction of a scientific research paper, some common errors, and give some tips. Why the introduction is important? The introduction plays a very important role in … Continue reading

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