Do You Bear It or Bare It?

Do You Bear It or Bare It?

Last week on Twitter I saw the words “bear” and “bare” used incorrectly many times as people were lamenting the changes and problems with the platform. So I thought it would be a good time for a refresher on the correct use of these homophones. BEAR Noun: a large,...
You’re Not Wrong

You’re Not Wrong

“You’re not wrong.” That statement appears everywhere now. Everyone is saying it. And I’m so tired of hearing it. Yes, “you’re not wrong” is another of my pet peeves. You’re not wrong. Does that mean you’re right? By and large, if someone says “you’re not wrong”, then...
Top 7 Reasons for Journal Rejection

Top 7 Reasons for Journal Rejection

Last week, I explored How to Select the Journal for Publication of your manuscript. Different journals have different rates of rejection. Nevertheless, it’s discouraging if your paper is rejected, with no invitation to revise and resubmit. After you’ve chosen the...
Selecting the Journal for Publication

Selecting the Journal for Publication

You’ve finished data collection and analysis, and perhaps you’ve presented your results at a conference. Now it’s time to write the paper. When in the writing process do you decide on the journal to which you’ll submit the manuscript? And how do you go about selecting...