How to write an abstract

When you have finished a manuscript, you 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 work at a conference, you need an abstract to show what your research is about so...

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. You probably are receiving them as well. So what exactly are predatory meetings and how do you know whether a meeting is real or from some...