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How to write the cover letter for a journal paper?

In this blog post, I will talk about how to write a cover letter for a journal paper. This is an important topic for researchers swho submit research papers to journals, as many journals require to write and submit a … Continue reading

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How to convert Latex to HTML?

In this blog post, I will explain a simple way of transforming a Latex document to HTML. Why doing this? There are many reasons. For example, you may have formatted some text in Latex and would like to quickly integrate it in a webpage. The … 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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Writing a research paper (3) – the abstract

In this blog post, I will continue the discussion of how to write research papers.  I will discuss the importance of writing a good abstract for research papers, common errors, and give some tips. Why the abstract is important? The abstract is often overlooked but it is one … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (2) – choosing a good title

Today, I will continue my series of blog posts about how to write research papers.  I will discuss the importance of choosing a good title for research papers, some common errors, and give some tips. Why the title is important? The title and abstract are some … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (1) – keeping it simple

Today, I will give some advice about how to write research papers.  This will be the first post of a series of posts on this topic. In this post, I will focus on one aspect, which is to use simple structures and expressions to present the … Continue reading

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Comparing Two LaTeX documents with Latexdiff

Many researchers are using Latex to write research papers instead of using Microsoft Word. I previously wrote a blog post about the reasons for using Latex to write research papers. Today, I will go in more details about Latex and talk about a nice tool for comparing two Latex files to see the differences. The goal … Continue reading

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Write more papers or write better papers? (quantity vs quality)

In this blog post, I will discuss an important question for young researchers, which is: Is it better to try to write more papers  or to try to write fewer but better papers?  In other words, what is more important: quantity or quality in research? To answer this question, I will first explain why quantity and quality are important, and then … Continue reading

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