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Tips in Writing a Review of Related Literature

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One of the first few parts in writing a research paper is the review of related literature. When I was still a student, this section just intimidates me as it sounded like it requires a lot of reading and writing. True enough, it does. However, the review of related literature anchors your research in the academic field that cradles your research topic…

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Tarzan's spelling

Tarzan’s Spelling

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Writing is a means of guiding the reader from one idea to another; a barrier gate that closes and opens the way at the same time. This is valid for any language, from the symbolic language of literature or daily uses of speech to the transactional utilitarian language used in expository texts, in both the work environment and personal messages proliferating in social media…

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publishing is business

Publishers in turbulent times (1)

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In the 29th Bogota International Book Fair (2016), the book Manual de edición: guía para estos tiempos revueltos was launched. We had the opportunity of interviewing their two authors, Manuel Gil and Martín Gómez, to find out what they think about certain editorial issues that are discussed in depth in their book. This is the first of two deliveries we have for you…

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visibility and impact

What should I do for my paper to have visibility and impact?

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At the end of 2015, I had the opportunity to participate with two presentations in the event led by CORPOICA in Bogota, Colombia, called I Congress on Scientific Information Edition and Management: Metrics, Databases, and Useful Tools for Information Management. Before providing some important considerations so that authors and editors improve their positioning and scientific productivity, I would like to highlight three very relevant conferences…

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los blogs académicos

Academic blogging: How does it fit with academic publication?

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Dissemination practices for research are changing. Increasingly, blogging is being taken seriously as a form of writing about academic issues and scholarly research. There are advantages in publishing ideas in blogs: blogging is generally a much faster process than publishing in books and journals; the posts reach out to audiences who do not have access to expensive subscription journals or libraries housing books…

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