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Stigmatising language in academic manuscripts: the view from a reader and peer-reviewer

Dr. Stephen Parkin shares his observations about the use of stigmatising words and phrases in academic writing, and offers a list of person-centred and pragmatic alternatives. Throughout the last two decades, there has been a societal shift towards more person-centred language and terms of expression that seek to avoid offending, marginalising and stigmatising particular groups
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What’s the role of a peer reviewer?

The publisher Wiley has produced a bundle of resources about the peer review process – including top tips on how to peer review an article, and what it takes to become a reviewer. Below is an edited excerpt from their website, printed with permission from Wiley. What is ‘peer review’? From a publisher’s perspective, peer
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Addiction Audio: Gambling, risk-taking and alcohol with Tori Horn

In this episode of the Addiction Audio podcast, Tori Horn from the University of Memphis talks about her recent systematic review of risk-taking and gambling whilst drinking. Tori talks about the moderators between alcohol and risk-taking, and how her and her colleagues screened 30,000 papers to examine the influence of blood alcohol concentration, gender, the

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