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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.
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.
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.
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.
Benefits of publishing your work open access: Debunking myths
As an author, are you interested in whether or not to publish your research in an open access (OA) journal? OA publishing has come under a lot of scrutiny in the scholarly community with the ever-increasing growth in the number of predatory publishers and the concern over the quality of OA publications. This article will debunk some of the myths surrounding OA and provide you with some benefits of publishing your research under an OA model. 
Why should researchers choose open access?
Why choose open access? That’s a question both early career and senior researchers grapple with. A growing realization of the benefits of switching from the traditional subscription model to the open access model has prompted many researchers and publishers to embrace open access. Dispelling the myths surrounding open access, this article takes a closer look at the positives of opting open access. 
Open access publishing guide
Open access is steadily gaining momentum in academia, but many young researchers are still unclear about it. What is open access? What are the different venues for publishing open access? This article will help you understand the basics of open access publishing.
Basically I don't know how I can get my journal indexed in data bases related to my field such as Master file, EBSCO, Scopus, Ulrich, Cooper nix, ERIC, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Proquest, etc.  How can I decide which indexing agency I have to choose?  I am working for a journal titled: Journal of Management and Research (JMR).
An overview of SSP’s survey
Early career professionals face various challenges while trying to carve a successful career path for themselves. To understand their requirements and problems and help them overcome those, the Society for Scholarly Publishing conducted a survey that focused on areas relating to industry experience, professional development, and organizational benefits. This post shares some of the most significant findings of the survey.


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