#AcWriMo. Why I write best at home, from our Science Correspondent

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I have found that everyone seems to have different favourite places to write their journal manuscripts. You may enjoy the florescent tubes beating down on your back in the office; you may find a nook in the local coffee house where WiFi is freely available and caffeine can be brought in a drip-like fashion. You may even use the local pub to just get your creative writing juices going!

Meanwhile, I struggle to work on articles anywhere other than the quiet comfort of my own home, with access to the internet (and therefore emails), turned off and the kettle close at hand. The tale below outlines a fictional but realistic diary of a scientist who attempts to work from his/her office that is only a few feet from their lab. Our scientist struggles to progress with writing a journal article on the planned day, which obviously draws no parallels to my own experience!

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Tips for presenting and publishing collaborative research, from a scientist

In last week’s blog we discussed undertaking collaborative projects, however what should you do once you have all the wonderful data, have analysed it together and drawn exciting conclusions? Our Science Correspondent Ian Hancox explores this theme.

Below are a few tips on how to publish and present collaborative research, but we would also love to hear your tips too!

Publishing

Publishing journal articles alongside collaborators can be exciting and frustrating in equal measure. Whilst you gain additional specialist opinions on a project and enhance the possibilities for a deeper understanding on a research topic, you can also run into problems that are political or due to different working styles. The tips below aim to highlight ways around some common problems: Continue reading