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Resources for Faculty Development: Webinars


Plagiarism: Decision making & dealing with grey-zones across academic Fields

Plagiarism is often considered a classic form of scientific misconduct. However, it is sometimes tricky to draw a clear line between intentional copying and unintentional lack of references when using somebody else’s ideas and/or wording. In collaboration with HEADT Centre at Humboldt University, this Researcher Academy webinar discusses the different forms of text plagiarism and presents some established strategies of detection. Also, this webinar focuses on image duplication and its effects and will ask what the future of plagiarism detection may look like in selected scientific fields. After watching this webinar, you will be able to understand how plagiarism varies across scientific fields and the future of plagiarism detection.

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Open Access

Publishing open access

The rapid transformation of the publishing environment and the increasing demand for open access publishing highlights the opportunities this metamorphosis brings to academia and the research community. Yet, with questions regarding choosing the appropriate OA journal, rights of an OA author and different models of OA publishing becoming more prominent, having accurate information is essential to understanding the journey of your article. In this webinar, experts, both from the publishing and the editorial side, discuss the main elements authors should consider when publishing open access. Zoë Mullan, editor of open access journal, the Lancet Global Health and Lydia Tacx, Director of Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation, speak about how to choose the right OA journal for your article, how open access publishing works, the rights and opportunities for OA authors and a lot more, while addressing the importance of publishing open access. You will gain both behind the scenes insights into open access from the publishers’ and editorial side, while understanding how you as an author can create impact with your research.

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Peer Review

Building trust and engagement in peer review

The peer review process depends on the activities of editors, reviewers, and authors for its success. In this webinar, a panel of Cell Press editors discuss how they work with their journal communities to build trust and engagement in the peer review process. This module is intended for any scientist that has participated in the peer review process, as an author, reviewer, or editor, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. In this lively online discussion, you will learn more about the tenets of peer review, how to follow the peer review instructions, the importance of becoming a volunteer reviewer, the advantage of transparent peer review, improving inclusion and diversity throughout the peer review process and a lot more which will contribute towards your research publication and the research community.

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Review Article

How to prepare a proposal for a review article

At many journals, the process for submitting a review article is much different from the process for a research article: rather than uploading your research manuscript and clicking Submit, it might only be possible to submit a review article by invitation or prior consultation with an editor. In that case, a journal will usually ask authors to first send a proposal that introduces the review article. Common elements of proposals, which are sometimes also called pre-submission inquiries, include a concise description of the intended article, an explanation of why it’s a good fit with the journal, a list of key research articles on the topic, and perhaps a summary of the intended audience or the authors’ own expertise in the topic. This webinar gives some insights from a reviews editor on what makes a compelling proposal, including some common mistakes to avoid, how a proposal is different from a cover letter, and the importance of customizing your proposal for your intended journal.

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