Editage–Elsevier researcher training seminars in Japan
Editage, in association with Elsevier, conducted a series of seminars on ethical issues in publication at Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Keio Universities in Japan. The seminars were conducted by Arnout Jacobs (Elsevier) and Elizabeth Wager (Editage) in January 2014 and covered a wide range of issues related to publication ethics.
During the seminar sessions, Arnout and Elizabeth discussed a range of topics including focus areas in research writing; common mistakes made by authors when planning, conducting, and writing research; reporting research findings; the journal publishing process; what journals look for in a research manuscript; following relevant ethical and publication guidelines; scientific responsibility; and plagiarism and ways to avoid it. They also elaborated on concepts like authorship criteria, conflicts of interest, redundant publications, publication bias, and research productivity. Through the seminars, Editage and Elsevier aimed to educate researchers, authors, and journal editors on issues concerning journal quality, author submissions, and misconduct as well as provide useful guidelines on publishing ethically. The researchers who attended the seminars found the sessions very useful and benefited from the wide range of topics discussed.
By organizing informative seminars for authors in association with Elsevier, Editage lives out its commitment to educate authors about good publication practices and help the acceleration of global science. Editage conducts similar researcher training programs across the globe with the help of its experienced researcher training faculty. Editage also supports authors and researchers through Editage Insights, a portal exclusively dedicated to helping researchers understand the publishing process and develop the skills to communicate effectively.