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Open science and peer review

23 Feb 2023

Tips on how to write a great abstract

By Sobha Tumbapo and Tamsin Williams, assistant editors for Review Operations Image: When it comes to writing a good abstract, knowing where to start can be daunting but a well-crafted abstract is important to your research being seen. Luckily, there are some steps you can follow and some tips to bear in mind that can help you. It is a critical component of scientific writing, as it gives readers a glimpse into your study. Think of it as a unique selling point that convinces readers to invest time in reading your paper. During peer review, the abstract is what reviewers and editors use to decide if they want to work on your manuscript. Making sure it’s an accurate and strong representation of your study is an effective way to avoid delays. Then, once your study is published, search engines will screen your manuscript based on its abstract. This is your chance to help your article stand out among millions of others. From left: Tamsin Williams and Sobha Tumbapo, assistant editors for Review Operations at Frontiers Abstract structure A strong abstract will effectively communicate the research background, experimental findings, and key discussion points. And while the formatting guidelines may differ […]

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08 Sep 2022

Back ‘in-person’ at the ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards

Our Publishing Partnerships team is pleased to announce that they will be attending the upcoming Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) annual conference and awards. The conference, which will take place 14 – 16 September in Manchester, UK, is the first major face-to-face event the association has held since 2019. Frontiers is proud to be sponsoring this landmark occasion as a Gold Sponsor.  Since the last ALPSP conference in 2019, Frontiers Publishing Partnerships has grown significantly. We now partner with 12 societies, seven of whom we have supported through the transition to Frontiers and open access publishing. We have collaborated with five partners to launch new open access journals, including the Geological Society of London’s journal Earth Science, Systems and Society and the European Hernia Society’s journal, Journal of Abdominal Wall Surgery. We have also supported our partners to open their archive publications – representing a total of more than 10,000 articles, which were previously behind a paywall that are now available under the gold open access model with Frontiers. At the end of 2021 we announced a partnership with Zhejiang University Press, our first publishing partnership in China, and we look forward to announcing new partnerships in […]

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19 Dec 2019

Frontiers and medRxiv integration announced

~  Clinical medicine research papers to be submitted directly to Frontiers from pre-print platform ~ Frontiers is pleased to announce that from December 19th 2019, authors can directly submit their archived manuscripts to its publishing platform via the medical pre-print site ‘medRxiv’. medRxiv is the third platform of this type to be integrated with Frontiers submission system. The integration with medRxiv is the latest development in Frontiers’ endeavor to use technology to improve and streamline the scholarly publishing process and the services it offers authors, with the focus of medRxiv being medical and clinical research. Marie Soulière, head of publishing operations at Frontiers, said: “Authors can now submit their research and the associated metadata directly from medRxiv to Frontiers. No less than eight of Frontiers’ health-research-related journals, which are all open access, will be available on medRxiv. This is great news for authors seeking to publish their research in our high-quality journals and make use of our collaborative peer review to further improve their manuscript before publication.” “Every piece of research Frontiers publishes becomes freely and immediately accessible worldwide as soon as it is published. Ultimately, our partnership with medRxiv will aid collaboration and improve opportunities to share, learn more about, and […]