How to write an abstract

When you are writing a manuscript, you also need an abstract that informs future readers what the article is about before they (pay to) download it. Also, when you want to present your results at a conference, you need an abstract to show what your research is about...

Predatory meetings and how to avoid them

Almost as often as invitations to submit manuscripts to predatory journals, I receive invitations to attend predatory meetings, and you probably receive them as well. So what exactly are predatory meetings, and how do you know whether a meeting is real or organized by...