This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. What to do with papers that are continually rejected. This post is very interesting, because its author explains what to do in this situation that many authors have been or are when they don’t achieve to publish a scientific paper. Link

2. Best Practices for Writing Materials and Methods. In this post, Dr. Mike Bendiksby introduces a white paper which focuses on the key features of a well-written Methods section, including experimental details and descriptions of the sources of reagents and equipment. Link

3. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management. As Editor of the journal, I want to announce that we have decided to adopt a new model of Dynamic Journal Issue designed to reduce the time of publishing those articles that meet the standards of the journal. Link

4. Book: Research Design. Finally, I suggest a scientific book (and its review) about Research Design: Creating Robust Approaches for the Social Sciences. Link