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Follow the posts in this section to read our interviews with academic publishing experts, news articles on latest happenings in academic publishing, recommendations for further reading about latest trends and updates about academia and publishing, information about important upcoming events, and engaging videos, tutorials, and presentations to help you learn more about academic publishing.
Axios Review announces closure
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Axios Review, an independent non-profit peer review service announced that the company plans to shut down and, effective immediately, they will stop accepting further submissions from March 1. This development highlights the question of the sustainability of alternate peer review models in the journal publication workflow.
Trump’s first budget proposal spells disaster for U.S. science agencies
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U.S. President Donald Trump released the blueprint of his first federal budget for the next year on March 16. He proposed severe cuts to the science budget, sending shockwaves among the scientific community. Read on to know the highlights of his proposal. 
Peer reviewer refuses to review after author declines data sharing request
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Gert Storms, a consulting editor for an American Psychological Association (APA) journal was asked to resign after refusing to review a paper because the author declined his request to share the underlying data for the study.
Obituary to Eugene Garfield, the pioneer of citation analytics
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Eugene Garfield, pioneer in the field of citation analytics - an obituary
Good reads, February 2017
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This month, we have an interesting list of recommendations for you. We tell you about the situation in the UK post Brexit, a recommended list of 15 best practices to rebuild the trust in scholarly publishing, a new proposal to combat the irrerproducibility crisis, fake news about science, couples in research, and much more!
Hindawi terminates its membership with the STM Association
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Hindawi Publishing Corporation announced its decision of ending its membership in the STM Association citing "STM’s overwhelming focus on protecting business models of the past, rather than facilitating new models." 
Israel outruns South Korea, becomes world’s most research intensive economy
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As per Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data on the investments made by the OECD countries in research and development (R&D) in the year 2015, Israel invested 4.25% of its gross domestic product (GDP) in R&D, which is the highest among all the countries in the world.
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I was told by a journal that I can choose up to four preferred reviewers. Do I get any advantage if I give the names of preferred reviewers? Also, should I contact these potential reviewers by email separately to inform them that I have given their names?
Donald Trump’s immigration ban deepens science community’s anxiety
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U.S. President Donald Trump has passed an executive order suspending the issuance of visas to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, which has sparked panic among academics. 
Workshop: Trends in Academic Journal Publishing & Research Integrity
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Keeping abreast of the latest trends in scholarly publication is necessary for researchers, especially ESL authors. Therefore, Editage recently conducted eight workshops on ‘Trends in Academic Journal Publishing & Research Integrity’ at reputed South Korean institutions, including universities and hospitals.

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