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Scientific research publishing entails a complex interconnected web of innovation & knowledge that is continually evolving. Researchers tend to be preoccupied with their own research studies and getting their own research paper published. But successfully publishing research papers requires an in-depth understanding of developments in academia and scholarly publishing at large. Therefore, in order to keep themselves in the loop, researchers should ask some of the following questions: What are the hot topics of discussion in the academic publishing industry? What are some of the most important developments in global research? What are the latest research trends in different countries across the globe? What are journal editors and researchers saying about the hottest topics in academic publishing? Read the latest news on academic publishing and stay updated about the current trends in scholarly publishing.
Effective networking tips for early career researchers
"How can I interact with highly experienced scientists as a mere student?" This is a question many students and early career researchers face when they attend conferences. This article provides simple tips to successfully navigate through a conference.
What are the most worrying problems facing modern research?
It a general assumption that fraud and plagiarism are some of the most concerning problems facing modern research, but are there more detrimental problems plaguing science? Read on to know what a group of researchers found when they surveyed 1353 attendees of international research integrity conferences about the problems that they thought were the most worrying.
Researchers' Christmas wishes
What if there were an academic publication Santa who fulfills the wishes of researchers? What would you ask for?
Hi Dr. Eddy, I have a question. I published my research article in a well known journal two years ago. Its impact factor is 4.52 at that time of publishing. But its present impact factor is 3.962 means it is decreased. Now my question is what value should I mention in my CV.... its present value or at the time of publishing?
When I sent my manuscript for publication in 2015 to a journal, it was indexed in Science Citation Indexed Expanded (SCI-E), and the manuscript is still under review. But in 2016 indexing, the journal is not indexed in SCI-E any more. Now how will my manuscript be taken by my university, if it is considered to be in SCI-E at the time I sent manuscript, I checked it was in SCI-E. Please help.
Brazil’s new government proposes budget cap
Brazil's new government headed by President Michel Temer is attempting to pass a constitutional amendment that would hit science funding hard. The Brazilian science community, which is still reeling under the last year’s plunge in science budget, feels that this move would be catastrophic for the country’s scientific enterprise. 
What does Donald Trump's victory mean for science?
The election of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as the President of the United States has sparked strong reactions among academics. How would science fare under his governance? 
While working on a Masters Degree in Data Analytics I submitted two original research papers (quasi-opinion pieces) to my then University's digital repository. Both were accepted. I am the sole author. I would now like to publish them formally. Can I submit them to journals or deposit them in other repositories as well?
Open access policies and mandates
This infographic presents the number and distribution of open access policies and mandates acrosss the globe. The data has been sourced from the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) database.
Anticipation of high APCs deters author from publishing OA
Authors often avoid publishing in open access journals as they are under the misconception that all open access journals charge high APCs. But what if one of the co-authors is keen on publishing open access? The reluctance of the other could then lead to a dispute between the authors. Read on to find out more.


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