Fraudulent Certificates of Proofreading – note to authors and journal editors

URGENT NOTE TO ALL JOURNAL EDITORS AND ACADEMIC AUTHORS: most unfortunately, we have been alerted to the fact that a number of academics based in Kazakhstan have been fraudulently copying and attempting to reproduce our PDF Certificates of Proofreading, then sending these fake documents along with their papers to academic journals. We would urge all journal editors to contact our Admin Team directly at contact@englishproofread.com to confirm the authenticity of each certificate supplied with any paper submission.

As a result of this, it is with regret that we will no longer be issuing PDF Certificates of Proofreading directly to authors. We can however supply confirmation of authenticity directly to journal editors subject to all GDPR (2018) checks and author authorization – full details of how to request this will be supplied on return of proofread manuscripts.

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Call for papers on creativity and AI

📢 Call for Papers Alert! 📝

Futureworks, Manchester, UK are seeking thought-provoking abstracts for 20-minute presentations covering topics like AI creativity, transhumanism, consciousness, copyright, ethics, and more! Submit your 250-word abstract, 50-word bio, and 5 keywords to joe.darlington@futureworks.ac.uk by February 29th, 2024. 🤖✨

Click here for further information on their website.

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ResearchGate and Elsevier resolve copyright dispute

ACS and Elsevier, members of the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, have agreed to a legal settlement with ResearchGate that ensures copyright-compliant sharing of research articles published with ACS or Elsevier on the ResearchGate site.

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Subscribe to our new YouTube channel

Subscribe to our new YouTube channel for interesting linguistic content to tickle your grey cells. Don’t forget to go to our document submission page here to get a quote.

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Online Etymology Dictionary research resource

Take a look at the fabulous Online Etymology Dictionary website exploring histories of words.

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Types of academic research contracts

Please click here for a useful guide (with examples) from the University of Cambridge on the types of academic research contracts they generally negotiate and draft that are tailored for specific projects.

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Words you did not know came from… the Vikings

Words you did not know came from… the Vikings.

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The ‘cut-glass’ accent dies with the Queen

RIP Queen Elizabeth II.

If you have ever wondered what most middle class or upper class English (not British) grandparents sounded like, listen to this BBC broadcast here made when Princess Elizabeth was 14 years old in 1940. We call this a ‘cut-glass’ accent.

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Getting involved with people-powered research

The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Click here for some ongoing projects looking for help.

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Cinema and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

If you have watched the excellent ‘Arrival’ at home or at the cinema, you may want to dive further into the linguistic issues touched upon and read this article on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

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