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Using LaTeX

About 10% of authors to our journals submit their papers in LaTeX, but what exactly is LaTeX and what are the pros and cons? What is LaTeX? LaTeX is a type-setting language. Unlike Microsoft Word, it isn’t a WYSIWYG, it is a markup language where labels in the file define formatting and style. LaTeX is a […]

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Will outrage over Cecil’s death help or harm African wildlife?

Today we have a guest post from Leslie Irvine (Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder): Thanks to our wired world, an article recently published in Animals on media attention to animals has gained wide media attention. In “Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, […]

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Where to submit? How to choose an open access journal

Many scholars like the idea of open access: it gives the widest possible audience for their work, including other scholars, practitioners and the general public. The problem is often that their field is dominated by a few, well-renowned subscription journals, and open access options seem like a risk and a step into the unknown. Combined […]

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Hot-Water Immersion or Ice Packs as First Aid for Cnidarian Envenomations?

An article from Toxins about the most effective treatments for cnidarian envenomations has been attracting attention in the first-aid community. You can download the article for free and read it for yourself: Heated Debates: Hot-Water Immersion or Ice Packs as First Aid for Cnidarian Envenomations? Abstract: Cnidarian envenomations are an important public health problem, responsible […]

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Becoming a Peer-Reviewer

Scholars see reviewing as an essential part of their job and know that the effort they put in is reciprocated by others when they submit their own work to journals. Many also want to have advanced access to the latest work in their field, or as an activity that can be used to strengthen their […]

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Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Martin Pichler

We are pleased to post an interview with Professor Martin Pichler, who is the Collection Editor for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences Topical Collection of “Regulation by Non-Coding RNAs” [1]. You can also find the interview published here in IJMS. Professor Martin Pichler, MD, MSc, received his MD at the Medical University of Graz, […]

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