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Biodiversity: Research and Conservation reaches volume 50! Looking back and forward

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For 12 years, Biodiversity: Research and Conservation has been publishing scientific articles in the area of taxonomy, chorology, ecology and nature protection. In accordance with the journal’s profile adopted from the very beginning, the subject of publications are plants in the wide, traditional perspective of this group of organisms, as well as fungi and lichens. Over 12 years, 345 scientific articles were published in the journal’s pages. The frequency in individual sections is as follows: Variability, taxonomy and phylogeny – 95, Chorology – 92, Ecology – 79, Nature protection – 51, other topics – 28. The authors of these articles are 468 scientists from 28 countries. To ensure a high level of publications, the submitted works are send for review. To date, 171 scientists specializing in biological diversity research participated in the review process.

Biodiversity: Research and Conservation, published at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland), is open for the authors from the whole world and attracts a growing interest among researchers and readers. The data presented in this article show that this journal is read in a growing number of countries. It reaches readers mostly through its online version, but it is still published also in the traditional paper form, with the possibility of including colour photographs and figures.

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Hedging in Popular Scientific Articles on Medicine

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Technology Creates 21St Century Wealth — Processes, Problems, and Prognosis

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Science and technology are the driving forces increasing the global standards of living. The technology - wealth relationship is complex and not well understood presently but recent macro data tends to support Robert Solow’s 1957 observation that societal, company, and individual wealth and increased standards of living is created by application of science and technology to socio-economic challenges. In 1987, Robert Solow received the Nobel Prize in Economics, for his insight that “seven-eighths” of the world’s increase in world wealth is due to advances in science and technology. The challenges and costs of of wealth creation are identified. This paper explores wealth as defined by GDP/capita, and the current correlations between world/GDP per capita and R&D spending, the number of scientific and technical articles, and number of patents applications from 2000 to 2012/2013 with a forecast of world GDP/capita to 2025 of approximately $15,000 USD from today’s $10,000 USD.

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Development of Academic Skills and Learner’s Autonomy in Medical English Courses

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The article presents theory and practice of teaching English for Medical Purposes. In the theoretical part, our study deals with role of the teacher and aspects of the learner’s autonomy in EMP teaching, communicative approach, and the development of academic skills such as reading a scientific article, listening to lectures, and giving a presentation. The practical part is divided into three sections. Students were tested for reading and listening for specific information as well as general understanding. The main factors which caused difficulties in listening comprehension (Skills Evaluation 1) are the speaker’s rate of speech, accent, the role of a listener, the type of language used, the context of situation, background noise and visual support. The analysis of the main errors in reading comprehension (Skills Evaluation 2) showed the incorrect use of prepositions, passive voice, tenses, specific medical and academic vocabulary, and discourse markers. Assessment of the most common weaknesses in presentation skills (Skills Evaluation 3) includes lack of confidence and eye contact, overuse of haptics, fearful body posture, and the inappropriate use of paralanguage.

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Mapping Spatial and Temporal Changes of Global Corporate Research and Development Activities by Conducting a Bibliometric Analysis

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Bibliography on Canis aureus in Slovakia (Carnivora: Canidae)

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The bibliography provides a list of publications on the golden jackal in Slovakia coming from the period 1955–2018. In total 111 citations are listed – 15 (13.5%) scientific articles in indexed journals, 19 (17.1%) other scientific articles in non-indexed journals, 3 (2.7%) scientific and popular books, 20 (18.0%) book chapters and conference papers, 7 (6.3%) conference abstracts, 3 (2.7%) qualification papers, 24 (21.6%) popular articles, 16 (14.4%) reports or other papers and 4 (3.6%) laws and legislative regulations. Between 1995 and 2007, on average two articles were published per year, between 2008 and 2018, it was seven articles on average.

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How to write a scientific paper: A hypothesis-based approach

first papers. They cannot and do not intend to be exhaustive. Covering all necessities, possibilities, complexities and potential mistakes of scientific articles would defeat the initial purpose of providing some simple and manageable guidance in a highly complicated scientific framework. There are much more extensive recommendations and checklists to be found for different types of papers including the recommendations for systematic reviews such as PRISMA ( Liberati et al 2009 ) and AMSTAR ( Kung et al 2010 ) or for guidance papers ( Heun and Gaebel 2015 ). Such

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Publishing Integrity and Good Practices in Editing in Biomedicine

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Energy, Bioeconomy, Climate Changes and Environment Nexus

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Overview of research papers of International conference of Environmental and Climate Technologies (CONECT 2019) illustrates the wide range of topics covered in the issue. All overviewed articles are published in the Special Issue (Part I and Part II) of the Journal of Environmental and Climate Technologies. Scientific articles are divided into 5 thematic clusters: renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, policy and policy tools, waste management and bioeconomy that charts energy, bioeconomy, climate change and environment nexus.

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Barriers Restricting the Free Dissemination of Scientific Achievements: Own Experiences in Crossing Walls and Bridges

Barriers Restricting the Free Dissemination of Scientific Achievements: Own Experiences in Crossing Walls and Bridges

The most important issues in the administration of modern science is "editorial correctness" of scientific articles. Editors of the most prestigious scientific journals know how to build an impact factor. Is an overly rigorous procedure for submitted manuscripts appropriate in every case?

The constant progress of science and the development of researchers is undeniable and remarkable. We dissociate ourselves from the principle of "publish a lot and quickly" recommended during the postdoctoral phase or other periods of a scientist's career. Quality requires time and humility towards that which was discovered and that which is still unknown.

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