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Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 24NEW
How to Strengthen the Fluency of an Academic Research Paper with Coherent Writing
- Today’s topic does not concern English errors or techniques, but a central question: how to arrange a research paper and make its context clear so that reviewers and journal editors can understand its content. This issue will discuss this critical problem, propose a practical solution, and provide Taiwanese authors with a reference for writing and publishing research papers.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 23
How to Read and Understand an Academic Journal and a Research Paper
- Researchers describe studies they conducted and research methods they used, as well as experimental data, data analyses, and their interpretation on data in their research papers. This issue will discuss how to read and understand an academic journal paper.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 22
How to Title Your Academic Research Paper
- In this issue, we will explain how to title your academic research paper to attract journal editors, reviewers, and readers’ attention, as well as how to receive citations, increasing the impact factor (IF) of your article.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 21
How to Translate Your Academic Research Paper
- Whether writing an English article or translating a Chinese article, the context of a sentence is a highly important factor. Sometimes authors will suspect that translators skipped certain words, or that some content in the translation is different from the original article. This can be attributed to a translators’ consideration for context, allowing for the omission and modification of phrases to ensure the simplicity and smoothness of your sentences.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 20
How to Use Verbs to Quote Past Studies and My Opinion on Them
- I have been frequently asked after class and writing workshops, “What verbs must we use to discuss past studies?” This is also one of the problems our editors have most frequently corrected in editing. This issue will examine this problem in detail, and will discuss the problems that editors hope authors will pay attention to when writing, as well as what to prepare before submitting for publication.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 19
61 Suggestions for Researchers When Writing a Sponsorship Application Proposal
- This issue will guide you to in writing and revising a sponsorship application proposal, including various academic fields, such as science, social science, humanities, and the arts. While we primarily hope to help graduate students and research institutes, undergraduate students looking for research funding will also benefit from this.
- The writing style of a sponsorship application proposal varies between fields. Areas such as philosophy and the art require theoretical consideration, whereas fields such as medicine and social policy involve practical application. These two categories differ substantially. However, this issue attempts to provide a cross-field introduction on sponsorship application proposals.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 18
Deriving Multiple Published Research Papers and Review Guidelines from a Study
- This issue will explain how to decide whether to publish different research papers from a single study, and follow the publication and review guidelines for research papers of this type. This issue will also discuss questions on publishing workshop papers in a journal, as well as the modifications and preparation required before submitting for publication. Finally, we will introduce you the journal publication services at Wallace Academic Editing.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 17
How to Title a Research Paper and Write the Discussion
- In this issue, we will show you how to title a research paper and write the discussion section. Extracting Chapters 9 and 10 from our newly published Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps, we will discuss how to properly use verbs to express ideas and influence generated by research.
Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly – Volume 16
How to Write the Research Methods in a Research Paper
- Wallace Academic Editing acquired the exclusive copyright agency for the Chinese edition of Science Research Writing – For Non-Native Speakers of English by Hilary Glasman-Deal. Extracting the chapter on research methods in this issue, we invite you to further understand the secrets of writing a research paper.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 15
Improving the quality of papers published by Taiwanese doctoral students, researchers, and professors using consultations and writing groups
- This issue discusses consultations and the importance of research processes for writing teams. Our goal is to promote motivation and consistency during the research writing process. Some of you may recognize the concept of “making writing a social activity” from earlier issues of the electronic newsletter and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Researchers” lecture. In this issue, we provide an overview of optimal methods for two major social activities, paper consultation and writing support groups, from the perspectives of students, graduate students, and professors. By making writing a social activity, positive “peer pressure” is created and this pressure can be maintained and provide encouragement to scholars.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 14
How to properly conduct preparatory work for reports –Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports
- The book discussed in this issue was created to provide an in-depth understanding on how researchers obtain information, the information they hope to achieve, and their preferences regarding book content.This issue discusses a critical portion of academic papers: the literature review. The literature review is the section of a paper that creates the greatest concern for students and researchers, but is also the basis of the argument developed within a paper. Excerpts from a chapter of Wallace’s new book, Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports, provides instructions for writing a literature review.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 13
The academic paper publishing process ─PUBLISH, Don’t Perish
- In this issue of the quarterly, we discuss the academic writing process. Although the research process is often discussed in the academic field, the writing process is seldom mentioned. However, without this writing step, research would never be published, recognized, or appreciated. In the lecture “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Researchers,” we provide specific writing skills for academic researchers to help them cultivate and maintain good writing habits. Approximately 20 years ago, a well-known professor of academic writing, Dr. Joseph M. Moxley, wrote articles about writing habits. He focused on the writing habits of academic professors and conducted a series of investigation sand research. His classic work PUBLISH, Don’t Perishexplored his own research achievement sand made recommendations for scholars about how to employ writing skills such as drafts, organization, and submitting academic plans to substantially increase chances for paper publication.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 12
The correct verb tenses to use in the introduction, research methodology, results, discussion, and abstract sections when writing papers for SCI/SSCI submission
- The questions we most often encounter during our academic writing lectures and seminars are related to verb tenses. Changes in verb tense often confuse even native English speakers. In the revised fourth edition of How to Write and Submit an Academic Paper in 18 Weeks, we specifically provide further instructions regarding writing conventions for verb tenses to resolve this type of confusion. This issue of the quarterly introduces the verb tense elements in academic paper writing, explains how different verb tenses can be selected to convey the integrity and importance of the author’s research, and discusses the importance of citing other studies in a paper.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 11
How to review academic English research papers
Who can teach you how to conduct a peer review?
- When teaching English paper writing for academic journals at various locations, we often encounter the same question, “How should we review papers?” Although academic researchers never receive this type of training, they are frequently forced to review papers written by peers and critique research results. Because researchers participating in this type of review often lack full understanding of other scholars’ papers, their critiques provide little help to authors even if they have spent hours looking over papers. In fact, reviewers’ critiques are very important. They can both maintain journal content standards and can also develop new perspectives for readers and writers. In this issue of the quarterly, we provide techniques for reviewing papers. We also share tips on how to identify flaws in papers and simplify the key points of the review process to allow reviewers to focus on the content of a paper.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 10
Timing and principles for using figures and tables in academic English paper writing
- This issue of the quarterly explores the methods and principles for using figures and tables in academic papers. The content for this issue is derived from Chapter 11 of Phillip Rubens’ work on professional English paper writing Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style. Wallace Academic Editing has obtained the copyright to the Chinese translation of this book and it is a rare and excellent tool for science and technical writing in English. We hope that the content of this issue can help scholars and researchers improve their writing and publication of papers.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 9
Common grammatical errors in science and technical English papers written by Taiwanese scholars
- In this issue of the quarterly, Steve Wallace publishes his answers to questions posed by teachers and doctors regarding problems encountered in paper writing. These questions and answers are derived from various lectures he has conducted at different schools and hospitals. The issue discusses and describes “hedging” in scientific paper writing and how to employ this writing technique subtly and skill fully to clearly convey meaning without describing conflicting research results. Meanwhile, we also provide examples on how to appropriately usepassive sentences. In addition, readers are often most easily confused by pronouns,with common problems including ambiguous, ignored, and obscure antecedents. We also provide examples and discuss dangling modifiers, which are often mis placed in papers. Finally, for the simplest and most easily avoided writing error—comma splicing, we provide examples of correct and incorrect sentences for comparison. We hope that the content in this issue can help our readers to become even more successful in subsequent academic paper and research report writing.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 8
Taiwanese English paper writing errors that mislead journal editors and reviewers
- This extended issue of the quarterly introduces the most commonly misused words found in SCI journal papers submitted by Taiwanese researchers. We first present these misused words in sentences to compare erroneous and correct usages, and then present edited passages. This extended issue also introduces Wallace’s two-step editing and three-step translation processes, as well as how Wallace can help authors publish their papers in SCI journals.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 7
51 indicators for journal selection and evaluation
- Researchers often assume that all journals review papers in a just and fair manner. In all reality, each journal has its own subjective preferences or propensities. Therefore, takingthe time to understand the differences between journals can help in selecting the appropriate one for paper submission. Each researcher feels pressure to publish their papers, but the paper reviewing process is time consuming. Researchers should not have to submit their papers, wait for the review process to be completed, and find that they have been rejected only to discover that they selected the wrong journal for their paper. Therefore, this issue of the quarterly provides an introduction explaining how to select the right journal for submission and publication.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 6
What should you do after a paper is rejected?
- The ability to deal and cope with paper rejection is a test of our efficiency and productivity as researchers. If we give up and accept that our papers are not good enough, years of research will be wasted and we will lose the opportunity to contribute to our research field…
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 5
Understanding journals and instructions for paper submission
- It is critical to understand journal and editor requirements prior to publication. Among the reasons for paper rejection, 13% of papers are rejected because authors did not comply with submission instructions. This issue of the quarterly discusses how to determine the quality of journals and important points prior to paper submission. It also references and cites the academic writing style requirements of various well-known international journals.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 4
How to successfully write abstracts for academic conferences
- This issue of the quarterly publishes various accounts to show you how to teach your students to write submission abstracts for academic conferences. It also explains how to change paper writing methods according to various conference formats…
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 3
Decisive tricks and techniques – How to make a successful conference presentation
- Many of our clients have requested that we write an issue about conferences. Numerous Taiwanese researchers are afraid of giving speeches at conferences, especially when English is not their native language. This issue of the quarterly combines the experiences and insights of scholars and professors in various fields to develop a method that will allow you to use posters and PowerPoint more effectively to achieve optimal results at conferences.
Wallace Quarterly – Volume 2
How to improve writing efficiency and enhance paper productivity to become a highly efficient and high-yield researcher
- After having interviewed 146 highly productive researchers (who have published an average of 5 papers annually for the last 5 years) over an extended period of time, we have organized and condensed these interviews into 7 practical recommendations. We also provide corresponding examples for each recommendation to give you a better understanding of these methods. This will help researchers to improve their writing efficiency and enhance productivity…
Wallace Quarterly – First Issue V1
The 9 errors most frequently made by Taiwanese researchers when writing academic English papers
- Your research is extremely important. “Poor English” is the most common reason international journals reject papers submitted by Taiwanese researchers. To understand which English errors can lead to paper rejection, our company has studied the comments of academic journal editors and reviewers. We examine the writing errors that commonly occur in Taiwanese English papers and determine how to correct these errors…
Wallace Quarterly – IEEE
Important Points for IEEE Submission
- For many years I have worked as a part-time instructor for an English science writing course at the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University. When conducting this course, I often saw comments from journal editors and reviewers requiring authors to comply with IEEE writing style. This type of comment may confuse researchers. What are the differences between IEEE writing style and the MLA style used for anthropology or the APA style used for social sciences? In this special volume, we introduce IEEE writing guidelines and problems often encountered by researchers, and emphasize the critical portions of the IEEE guidelines. For further information, please visit Web sites related to IEEE writing guidelines.
Special Volume for Academic English Writing –Biomedical Writing
20 English writing errors commonly found in medical papers
- Journal editors and reviewers for the biomedical field often complain that, in addition to modifying the content of the papers they review, they often have to modify the English writing in these papers as well. Wallace has received numerous articles from relevant biomedical fields. Therefore, in this special issue, we discuss the 20 errors commonly found in biomedical English papers written by Taiwanese researchers. We hope that this issue will allow our readers to avoid similar mistakes in their own writing.
Academic English Writing Quarterly – AMA
AMA Manual of Style: A guideline for the medical field
- The latest edition of the AMA Manual of Style is a tremendous 1,032 page work weighing over 1.9 kilograms. However, the research paper writing rules and instructions in the work are scattered throughout the book in a disorganized manner. After interviewing numerous researchers who have written medical papers, we discovered that many people do not even know that this book of medical paper writing guidelines exists. The Wallace Academic Writing Quarterly will continue to share practical academic writing and publishing information in various issues. In this special issue, we discuss the most basic elements of medical paper writing and cite portions of the AMA guidelines to explore what issues authors should focus on when submitting to medical research journals.
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