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Literature review articles use database searches to identify, collate, and analyze available evidence on a topic. Systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and narrative reviews are different evidence-collection and synthesis approaches.


Like everything in life, open access has its good and bad sides. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the positive and negative aspects of publishing open access.


A customer asked us: “What does ‘major revisions’ mean? The journal sent me this reply after I submitted my manuscript.”
“Major revisions” may sound like a major undertaking. And it might actually be a lot of work. But you can and should do those revisions. In fact, when a journal requests major revisions, it’s actually good news.


When a scholarly/academic paper is produced, the researchers participating in the work must assign a first author and corresponding author. This is a challenging decision and sometimes there’s conflict because the positions can also indicate status (whether real or perceived).


Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating, and still incurable, neurological disease. While there are no reliable blood or laboratory tests for diagnosing Parkinson’s, new research using advanced computer-based screening methods is providing new hope for earlier identification and treatment of the disease. 


Bayesian analysis is a type of statistical inference that views probabilities as the likelihood of an event happening. It differs from classical (frequentist) statistics in that probabilities are treated as degrees of belief, rather than frequencies. These beliefs can be updated as new data is acquired. The result is a posterior distribution. This represents the hypothesis’ updated probabilities based on the data and prior information.