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What can we do about scientific misconduct?

Who can we trust in a world of alternative facts, trolls, and spam? We should be able to turn to scientific research for reliably trust-worthy perspectives, yet even peer- reviewed journal articles can contain incorrect or misleading findings. Academic misconduct– including falsifying data, selectively analyzing data, plagiarizing others’ work, or biased reporting– is a troubling problem […]

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Adventures in Setting up a New Journal

During the month of December the Focus Series will explore ways researchers, writers, academics, and students collaborate to conduct and write about research. In this guest post, Melissa Nolas and Christos Varvantakis discuss their collaborative project: starting a new scholarly journal. In being invited to contribute this post we both had to think long and hard about whether there […]

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Thinking about a journal article? Tips from an editor.

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and in 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals are central to many academics’ publication strategies because they are typically required for tenure and promotion. Because they are so important, writers face steep competition for getting articles published. I asked Todd Bridgman, […]

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What do journal editors want?

It is Academic Writing Month at SAGE MethodSpace, and for 2018 we are looking at ways researchers develop a holistic publication strategy. Peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals are part of many writers’ academic career requirements.  What do editors want to see in new submissions? Dr. Jennifer Leigh offers some insights in thispost. She speaks from experience since she […]

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Open Access SAGE Journals with a Research Methods Focus

It is Open Access Week! When I decided to stop teaching last year, the biggest question on my mind was: what about library access? Luckily, my alma mater Cornell University offers alums digital access, but many fellow independent, freelance, or citizen scholars do not have that option. Open access resources are valuable to all of us, whether […]

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Keeping Writing Projects Alive

Has this happened to you? You have brilliant insights and are raring to go on the new writing project, then life happens. The project slips to the bottom of the pile, then you move it off your desk altogether. One day something happens that triggers your memory: oh yeah, I was writing on that topic…where […]

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Renew, Refresh, Reboot, Restart Your Academic Writing

Do any of these complaints sound familiar? (Use the comment area to add your own!) I can’t remember where I wanted to go with this article! My literature is out of date! I don’t have library access so I can’t get new articles! I’ve changed my career goals, and now I don’t want to work […]

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Access Leading Research on Gender Equality

Gender equality is identified by the United Nations as a fundamental human right, and is one of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In recognition of this important goal, SAGE Journals is making access to this collection of articles about gender equality free through July 31, 2018. Gender inequalities affect health, economic welfare, and well-being at […]

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Figures: Reasons & Reasoning

Figures can show findings, models, or relationships between ideas. They can take the form of diagrams, visual or geographic maps, graphs, charts, and other visualizations. Figures are important elements for your papers, articles or presentations, chapters or books so learning how to create and use them is essential for academic writers. This series of posts explores […]

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Figures and Publisher Guidelines

Show what you mean by including figures in your article or book. This series of posts explores ways to think about and develop figures that will complement your academic writing. For figures, the number, format, size, use of color, placement in the text, are typically spelled out by the book or journal publisher. You will want to clarify […]

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