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Proofread or Perish: Editing your scientific writing for successful publication

Perhaps the consequences of neglecting to proofread and edit scientific writing may not be quite as catastrophic as my heading implies, but viewed from a perspective focussed on successful publication, they can be most unpleasant and are

A new example of what not to do in science

A well-known example of what not to do in science is to publish one’s research results not in a single paper, but in as many small papers––called Least Publishable Units (LPUs)––as possible. This is advantageous because researchers

Citing in science

A common way to measure the quality of academic research is counting how frequently it is cited. Citation counts are used in making decisions, including hiring and promotion, awarding grants, evaluating academic departments, and purchasing journals. To