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Dec 22, 2021 18 tweets 9 min read Read on X

I have discovered a multitude of helpful research-related tools over the course of my #PhD - this is a thread with all of them! 🔥

📚 Bookmark this thread and feel free to add more tools in the comments!

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1) If you don’t know who to suggest as a reviewer or what journal to submit your paper to, check out JANE – the Journal-Author-Name-Estimator.

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2) If you want to know about the review process and manuscript handling, check out the Journal Rater by @PhDVoice. Because “life’s too short to put up with reviewer 2’s”.

3) To check a PDF, DOCX or HTML file for errors in statistical reporting, upload it to statcheck. Some journals even officially request this now (e.g., Psychological Science).

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4) To check your in-text citations and reference lists for errors, use @reciteworks.

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5) If you are not sure whether you are allowed to upload a preprint prior to journal submission, check Sherpa Romeo.

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6) To explore connections between published papers (e.g., for a literature review), use @ConnectedPapers. This is also nice to see the reach of your own research!

7) To increase awareness about citation bias and mitigate it, by checking for and transparently reporting proportions of citing male and female first and last authors, use the citation diversity statement by Zurn et al. (2020, TICS).

8) Use the CRedit Author Statement by Brandt et al. (2015, Learned Publishing) to report each author’s proper contribution to a manuscript.

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9) If you want to create a new scale but are not sure whether it exists already, check the Semantic Scale Network to detect semantically related (psychological) scales. You can also add your own scales in there to extend the database.

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10) As an alternative to SciHub, consider Unpaywall: unpaywall.org. Thanks to @AnnaHenschel for this!

11) If you want to create your own website, but have no clue where to start, check out @dsquintana's extremely easy tutorial! Check my website for an example: helenahartmann.com!

12) Thanks to @thoughtsofaphd and @SteMcQuilliam , no literature review will ever be the same again.

13) Thanks @NicolasFNL for telling me about the readymade APA-style word document option!

14) I've said it before and I'll say it again: @NotionHQ is the best application there is to keep all your PhD mess in one place.

15) @canva and Miro (@RealtimeBoard) are amazing for creating content such as slides, figures and there are so many great (and free!) designs to choose from!

Based on the huge popularity of this thread, I created an awesome list on GitHub where everybody can contribute with their own tools and resources! 🔥

16) Cool and useful Word templates for preprints etc 😁

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