BES Guides to Better Science
One of the BES’s major goals is to communicate world-leading science and so the BES Publications team publishes a range of free guides to promote research excellence for those embarking on a career in research as well as providing a useful refresher for established researchers. These guides offer insights from a wide range of ecologists and provide an invaluable resource with plenty of practical tips for students and their supervisors all around the world.
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A Guide to Getting Published in Ecology and Evolution
Publishing research results is a necessary part of the scientific process and is crucial for an academic career. This guide for early career researchers explains how to get published, with advice on selecting the right journal, writing effectively and dealing with decision letters. Editors from across the BES journals provide their own tips and lessons-learned from publishing in ecology and evolution.
A Guide to Data Management in Ecology and Evolution
Good data management is fundamental to research excellence. It produces high-quality research data that are accessible to others and usable in the future. This guide for early career researchers explains what data and data management are, and provides advice and examples of best practices in data management, including case studies from researchers currently working in ecology and evolution.
A Guide to Peer Review in Ecology and Evolution
Reviewing for scientific journals is a skill, one that is learned through practice and experience. This guide for early career researchers provides a succinct overview of the many aspects of peer review, from hands-on practical advice about the actual process to explaining the less tangible aspect, such as reviewer ethics.