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Publication Buzzwords

From the earliest days of the printing press to speedily disseminating scientific knowledge online through open access journals, academic publishing has come a long way. What are the most important topics of discussion in scholarly publishing today? Stay tuned to this section to know more about the buzzwords in the scholarly publishing industry: journal impact factor, scientific paper retraction, research impact metrics, and more.
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Dear Dr. Eddy, I came up with a really good scientific study idea last year which had never been published before. It was a prospective study and I gathered all the required data throughout the year after the ethical approval. However, statistical analyses results turned out to be all negative and did not support any of my hypotheses. I feel very disappointed and I don't know if my paper will ever be published if I wrote the manuscript. What should I do now?
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Does Scopus have any rapid publication journals? Are there any Scopus indexed journals that give a decision within 3 weeks?
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Dear Sir Eddy, First of all I would like to thank you for the information you are providing to beginner researchers like me. It helps us a lot. I have an article to be published in a journal listed in the master list of journals indexed in Thomson and Reuters. I have already paid the publication fee. Somebody told me that the journals listed in the "Master Journal List-Clarivate -Analytics" are not journals indexed in the Thomson and Reuters but instead applicants for indexing. And there is "...
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Dear Dr. Eddy, I received from a certain Lambert Academic Publishing an invitation to publish one of my research articles published in a journal in the form of a printed book. The "acquisition editor" states that they are not a conventional publishing that is why they are soliciting articles from authors. She also maintained that I may avail of the following: free of charge publishing; simplified and fast publishing process;  worldwide sales of your work; no commitments; you and only you remain...
Can we fix the reproducibility crisis that is plaguing science?
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Lack of reproducibility is one of the biggest challenges facing science. In this opinion piece, Ira Krull discusses his views on whether there is a way to rectify this problem. 
What are the most worrying problems facing modern research?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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