Temporary Compound Tips: Is it follow-up or follow up?

Are you writing follow-up with a hyphen between follow and up because that is how you have seen it written most often, so hopefully that is correct? But did you wonder why you also see follow up without the hyphen? Maybe that is correct? The answer is that both can be correct. It depends on the context in which the phrase is being used. This podcast explains when to use hyphens between two words that are normally separate.

10 Tips for an Effective Abstract

This podcast describes how to write a clear, concise, complete, and accurate summary of the contents of your paper, and it offers 10 additional tips to increase your chances of publication. A research abstract is extremely important for two reasons: first, it is the only part of a paper that most people will read; second, it may be your best chance to convince a journal editor that your work is a good fit for the journal and that your findings are sufficiently important to send your paper out for peer review.

4 Precheck Steps to Increase Your Publication Rate

Authors are always asking how they can increase their publication rate. Even with both well-conducted research and a well-written paper, your manuscript can be returned to you by the journal editor without ever being sent out for peer review. Why? Because it failed the journal’s precheck steps. Here are 4 tips to ensure that your paper passes the journal’s prechecks and moves on to the peer review stage.

Using “The” Before a Noun in Research Papers

There are 3 articles in English: aanand the. Articles are used before nouns to give context to that noun, meaning articles tell the reader how the noun is being used. But do all nouns in English have an article in front of them? Which of the three articles should be used before a noun, and when should they be used? This and the next podcast in this series will help you to understand this tricky subject.

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