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Apologies for spam messages - now deleted

  By: Andy Nobes on Sept. 20, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately somebody decided to use this forum to advertise their inappropriate services on this forum.

These messages have now been deleted, and I will shortly be adding a layer of moderation to these forums to prevent users receiv...

Re: Retrieving Journal rank, impact factor and ISO or JCR

  By: Andy Nobes on Sept. 17, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Dear Deependra,

Could you clarify what information you need on these publications?


Peer Review Week - interview blog posts

  By: Andy Nobes on Sept. 10, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The theme of Peer Review Week 2018 is “Diversity and Inclusion” and aims to explore a wide range of issues and ...

Re: Re: Predatory journals

  By: Andy Nobes on July 23, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

Hi Peter,

Sorry for the delay in responding.

This journal is not indexed in Pubmed. I checked another journal by this publisher which claims to be indexed in Pubmed. Their claim is not true:


Re: Manuscript preparation

  By: Andy Nobes on July 23, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

Dear Kullboys,

I don't think you attached anything. Did you add a file before clicking 'submit'?


TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

  By: Andy Nobes on June 6, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia.

The deadline to apply is 31 August 2018.


Re: Forum guidelines - please read before posting!

  By: Andy Nobes on June 6, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Hi Rubana,

Our software doesn't include this, but we are currently working on adding this subscription option - we will let you know when it's all working.

Thanks for your patience.


Future Leaders – African Independent Research Fellowships (FLAIR) Fellowships

  By: Andy Nobes on May 25, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

FLAIR Fellowships

Are you an African early career scientist with the potential to become
a leader in your field?

We are looking for talented African postdoctoral researchers who are in the early stages of their research career and ready to establ...

Re: Sharing knowledge: Environment, aquaculture and human health

  By: Andy Nobes on May 17, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

Hi Samwel,

Congratulations on getting this paper published in such a high prestige journal! It's also great to see the international collaboration going on.

If you need to make this paper publically available after the 50 days have expired, you or...

Re: Searching for a genuine scientific conference to communicate my research findings

  By: Andy Nobes on May 3, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Hi Peter,

That's a big question with quite a wide range of different subjects. Do any of your colleagues have any recommendations of conference?

What is your research about? It might be helpful to look on the websites of the international societie...

Re: One time subscription

  By: Andy Nobes on May 3, 2018, 12:37 p.m.

Update - we are hoping to add this functionality to the forums very shortly.

I'm sorry for the delay in implementing this basic function.


Re: How to Identify a conference is authentic or fake??

  By: Andy Nobes on May 3, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Hi Saira and Wilberforce,

I understand that it can be difficult to identify good quality conferences these days, especially with so many fake events being advertised on the internet. My advise is to look for events that are associated with or co-s...

Re: literature review

  By: Andy Nobes on May 3, 2018, 11:44 a.m.

Hi Monika,

Thanks for your question. We receive this question often on our research writing courses. Here are some useful video clips which might help answer your query:

AuthorAID Online Course Q1 - literature review (how many papers should I used...

Share your recommended free resources for researchers

  By: Andy Nobes on April 12, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Hi everybody,

We have relaunched the AuthorAID website today with a new homepage and resources page, which has hundreds of free resources on research writing, communication, publishing, presentations, data analysis and lots of other topics relevan...

Re: One time subscription

  By: Andy Nobes on April 10, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Dear Abraham,

I'm sorry - it's not currently possible to subscribe to a whole forum.

We are currently investigating technical improvements that will make this possible. It the meantime, we would recommend manually checking these forums on a regula...