Author perspectives on the academic publishing process

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Not only do we post informative resources on Editage Insights, but we publish papers elsewhere as well. This section lists our various publications on topics related to academic publishing and scientific communication.
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Editing is an art that follows a strict scientific process. Authors can learn from the process and, in the absence of an edit, can at least survive if not succeed as writers. This paper was published in the report of the two-day conference hosted by the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka: ‘Research Writing in Japan: Cultural, Personal and Practical Perspectives’ (15-16th March, 2003).
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This chapter, published as part of the Science Editors' Handbook by EASE, touches on the concerns of science editors but focuses mainly on what scientific copy-editors do with data tables.
Common errors to look out for in medical papers
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The author describes common errors with style encountered in his editorial practice. These range from seemingly trivial errors with capitalisation and italicisation to complex mistakes involving the use of the apostrophe in eponymous terms.
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What resources would help author’s editors working on scientific manuscripts perform their tasks more efficiently? This article published in Learned Published presents an experience-based opinion on such tools.
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Currently, many journal articles contain statistical flaws.  Journal editors and researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with the incorrect reporting of
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Poor English can prevent acceptances from top-tier international journals at the cost of valuable research. But, who should do the job of copy-editing such research papers? The author of this article published in Current Science raises important points surrounding editing and the research community in India.      
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In this article, published by Learned Publishing, the author questions the relevance and utility of the minutiae that style guides insist on. 
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What challenges do East Asian authors face in the publication process and what perceptions do journal editors have of submissions from East Asian countries? This study, published in Learned Publishing, presents and discusses the survey results, highlight gaps in the perspectives of authors and journal editors, and make recommendations to bridge these gaps.
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This article discusses tips for journal editors who are non-native English speakers and interested in transitioning their journal from a regional language to English. 
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Available here is the published report on the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Find out more about the trending topics at this scholarly publishing event. 

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