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Research is not just about publishing journal articles. There's so much more to learn! Through these posts, you will get to know more about topics related to scientific communication, e.g., research metrics, scientific awards, journal workflows and processes, new products and tools related to academic publishing, issues in science communication, etc.
Why academics think Brexit is bad news for UK science
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Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) has sent massive shockwaves throughout the world. While the economists and politicians are worried about the economic stability of the nation post the decision to exit, British academics have expressed a different set of concerns. A majority of academics in Britain, including s
Academic publishing and scholarly communications: Good reads, May 2016
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What was the academic publishing industry talking about in May 2016? We bring you a quick overview of some of the hot topics of discussion: data sharing, retractions, author recognition, the reproducibility crisis, and much more. Happy reading!
If you are a researcher, you will certainly relate to this powerful video. The “publish or perish” culture is taking its toll on researchers and the entire publishing communityMore and more papers are being retracted every yearMany authors are giving in to unethical publication practices (salami slicing, plagiarism, duplicate submission. etc.)Predatory and bogus publishers are scamming authors by offering false publication guaranteesScience is losing its firm foundationAre you committed to the...
2016 is here! And it's the perfect time to introduce you to the Editage Insights team. Watch this video to know more about how the Editage Insights team works hard all year round to bring you the most updated information and useful resources on academic publishing. Meet our brilliant and whacky team members and hear them talk about the things they love.
Editorial management
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Jennifer Deyton writes about the changes and growth J&J Editorial has experienced over the past several years and describes the challenges and benefits of finding a balance between working and managing remotely and being able to collaborate in a shared brick-and-mortar office space.
2015 Nobel Prizes
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As the date of the Nobel Prize announcements is drawing closer, speculations are rife about who is likely to win the title of Nobel Laureate in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, and economics. Let's take a look at the potential winners. 
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A survey has shown that there is a gap in understanding between authors and journal editors. Authors don’t always have all the information they need about aspects such as editors’ requirements, submission guidelines, authorship criteria, journal processes, ethical guidelines, etc. This results in a lot of confusion and poor submission quality. As the single point of contact for authors, it is up to journal editors to bridge this gap. These slides show how journal editors can provide authors...
2015 Nobel Prizes
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Has the Nobel bug bitten you yet? We are just 20 days away from the announcement of 2015 Nobel Prizes. Starting this week, through mid-October, we will bring you interesting and insightful content about the Nobel Prizes in diverse formats.
Creating an editor community: Lessons from creating an online editor portal
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Most editors have to constantly communicate with editors, authors, and reviewers. The Publications Department at the American Geophysical Union came up with and implemented a solution—the AGU’s Editor Portal—as a way to increase communication among editors and to serve as a hub for journal-related information. Paige Wooden discusses how the portal was created and how it would benefit editors.
Patent trolls: What they are and how they affect innovation in science
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The issue of predatory ‘patent trolls’ has been plaguing scientific innovation since decades. But what are patent trolls and how do they operate? Are universities trolls too? Explaining all about patent trolls, this article divulges the legal and economic repercussions of the global phenomenon of patent trolling, and explores the possibility of tackling this complex issue. Know all there is to know about patent trolls and how they affect scientific innovation.

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