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How to improve your academic writing

Academic texts follow their own structure and style, and getting good at writing them requires practice. Not sure how to do it? We give you five tips in this blog post. These are mostly habits; do them regularly and you’ll improve your writing – you’ll see.


Learn LaTeX in 30 minutes

In this guide, we hope to give you your first introduction to LATEX. The guide does not require you to have any prior knowledge of LATEX, but by the time you are finished, you will have written your first LaTeX document, and hopefully will have a good knowledge of some of the basic functions provided by LATEX.


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Disseminating and tracking research using altmetrics data

A senior Lecturer in Pedagogy at Loughborough University talks about how he uses Altmetric data to disseminate and track his work, and why this is a necessity when having research published in an online journal.


Using Dimensions, our teams can better understand where SPIE falls into the greater ecosystem of scientific publishing.

Patrick Franzen, Director, Publications and Platform

Analyse research in context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Emerald Publishing subscribed to Digital Science’s Dimensions Analytics and API in the summer of 2018. A year and a half later, a few key Emerald colleagues took the time to share with us how Dimensions data have become critical in their day-to-day work.


Finding formal alternatives to informal words

Informal language is a no go in academic writing. It’s best to avoid words or phrases like niceweird, and lots of,and to use formal alternatives instead. But how do you find these? Read on to see how Writefull helps.


Using Dimensions, our teams can better understand where SPIE falls into the greater ecosystem of scientific publishing.

Patrick Franzen, Director, Publications and Platform

Academic writing tips in times of anxiety

Doing research in anxious times can itself be difficult, and many researchers find themselves struggling to sustain the focus and concentration required to write academic papers. Read on for our three tips on how to keep going.


Common ESL errors in academic writing

This blog is the second in a series on the topic of common ESL errors in academic writing, and looks at errors in the use of articles.

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