Here we gathered some interesting facts to emphasize why using visual aids in scientific communication is so important.
The concept of »7 C’s of Effective Communication« first appeared in business, where time is precious and there is no room for mistakes done out of misinformation. The »7 C's« stand for seven essential principles of communication starting with the letter C. Each one represents a requirement that the message should meet to be effective. Applying these principles to your communication ensures that your message will be in sync with the recipient's understanding and free from ballast.
H2020 is European Union's Research and Innovation programme, a financial instrument with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
The best-known H2020 sections are:
European Research Council (ERC) grants,
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) funds,
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA),
Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) funding instrument,
Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot.
When writing Horizon 2020 grant proposals, we are usually in a hurry to finish before the deadline. This is why many documents we submit might not be proofread and at first sight look chaotic. Even more ...
Did you know that you can get professional clipart images and stock photos to use free of charge in your research papers, posters and PowerPoint presentations? Even if it is in restricted-access papers that could be interpreted as commercial use? Below we present a selection of free image repositories with scientifically-appropriate content, which is especially convenient to use in graphical abstracts. We added notes on the terms and conditions of use, so that you can be confident you're using the material in the right way.
However, always check the journal's policy on figures and graphical abstracts before using third-party content. Some journals, ...
Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most used computer programs among scientists, so it's probably not far from the truth to say it's also the most used program for creating graphical abstracts. From the 2007 edition onwards, it comes with a rich array of drawing and design tools that can be easily accessed from the Insert and Format tabs.
Below we're presenting a selection of graphical abstracts that could have been created with PowerPoint. (more…)
You can create graphical abstracts with various kinds of software, depending on your needs. Some programs are simple to use and you are probably familiar with them already. Others need some time and effort to learn, but provide much more drawing tools. Here we prepared some tips to help you choose the software that will work best for you. Also check our next post for general guidelines on creating good graphical abstracts.
The programs below are listed according to their accessibility and simplicity of use.
Paint comes pre-installed with Windows and it's simple to use. The collection of drawing ...
Although graphical abstracts have been around for decades in chemical journals, the concept is quite new in several other fields such as medicine, life sciences, and ...