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Is Sci-hub the future?

This BBC Radio 4 documentary is an interesting exploration of the impact of Sci-hub on science and the Open Access Movement – please click here.

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Rescuing academics around the world

For nearly nine decades, the Council for At Risk Academics (CARA) has been dedicated to rescuing academics around the world who need to flee their homeland in order to escape conflict, arrest or persecution. Follow the link for details of … Continue reading

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Let’s argue about this!

Click here for another horribly confusing grammatical issue for your delectation!

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Word of the day

Word of the day ‘vocalic‘. If you can get this into a sentence today please let us know how and you’ll be awarded a massive gold star. 😄 🌟

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Working as an Academic Proofreader

We are always interested to hear from professional, experienced freelance academic proofreaders looking to join our team. Academic Proofreading Services Ltd. provides proofreading services to academic researchers and businesses across the globe and we are looking for candidates who are … Continue reading

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Warning to all authors: predatory publishers

Sadly, we are coming across authors who are being ripped off by fraudulent predatory publishers claiming to be publishers of legitimate academic journals and asking for large sums of money before authors submit their papers. They then often demand the … Continue reading

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Free science terminology resource

Some nicely designed worksheets to help you practise English scientific terminology if this is not your area of expertise!

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Slang English terms for ‘raining’

We British cannot go a day without complaining about the weather, so here is a downloadable vlog to help you navigate some terms you won’t find in your dictionary… Raining slang vlog    

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Signage failure courtesy of Disneyland Paris

Tut-tut Disneyland Paris, charge £20.00 for a Mickey Mouse hat but can’t afford the services of a professional proofreader?

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Ig Noble winners announced

We reviewed the research of the Ig Noble prize winners 2018 and in a randomized, controlled trial in the office, we can verify that the effect of shouting and cursing while driving is embarrassment when you realize the car window … Continue reading

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