Useful Links

Links to check for better writing.

  • Academic Phrase Bank


Lists phrases to consider using in various parts of scientific papers.


Free writing tool identifies grammatical errors, logical errors, spelling mistakes, lack of clarity and concision.
  • 25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills


Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.
  • Advice on Designing Scientific Posters Extensive guidance on preparing poster presentations. Includes a template for designing a poster.


Learn How to Start a Blog & Start Building Your Audience.
  • Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.
  • Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)


  • Editing


  • Grammar / Punctuation / Word choice


The website includes PowerPoint presentations, articles, and other materials on scientific writing and related subjects.
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Free Downloadable Resume Templates
  • How to Recognize Plagiarism.


Tutorial to help users understand and thus avoid plagiarism.


The corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) is a massive corpus of texts (more than 425 million words) from 1990 to the present.


The Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Students Papers (MICUSP) contains graduate-level writing that received A-grades at the University of Michigan.


Grammar Education Guide from SuperSummary which has a lot of in-depth info about grammar resources.


The website provides advice on grammar, punctuation, word choice, and related topics.


The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides free writing resources and instructional material for students, tutors and users worldwide.


Grammarly is the world’s most accurate grammar checker. Instantly check grammar, proof read, and edit your business writing or college essays.
Site allows you to see detailed information on the top 60,000 words (lemmas) of English, based on data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA).
  • Impact-factor / Citations / Analytical Databases


How to define the impact factor of a journal using the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Database (in the Web of Science database)

(The article is in Russian)

  • Improve English Writing


The easiest way to quickly improve your writing
  • Improve Your Writing Skills


5 Handy Tips To Improve Your Writing Skills
  • One Look Dictionary Search


Provides opportunity to seek definitions in multiple dictionaries.
  • Publishing House


Elsevier Researcher Academy
  • Reputable Plagiarism Check Tool


  • Standard Style Manuals / Nomenclature / Reference Formats / Instructions for Authors


  • Web of Science Training Videos


Thomson Reuters Scientific & Scholarly Research Training youtube channel
  • Word and Phrase


The website offers definitions, collocations, synonyms, and example sentences for the most common 60, 000 words in academic written English. It also provides information about the ranking of each word and its relative frequency in different disciplines.
  • Writing with a Corpus


Google Scholar provides examples of the phrase in academic books and articles.