(July 10, 2017; Shanghai, China) - Editage, the global scholarly communications and author services company, announced that it would offer a free course on ethical publication in China for a limited time. Editage Insights, the author education arm of Editage, offers multiple courses on various aspects of publication. The online course titled Avoid retractions: Publish ethically was launched by Editage Insights earlier this year and is offered to authors worldwide for a fee of US$ 98. This course on publication ethics by Editage Insights would ensure that all authors have the basic understanding of ethical publication practices. Moreover, this course would be essential in grooming early-career researchers on good publication practices. By offering this course free in China, Editage has gone a step further in supporting the Chinese government and academia recover from an uncertain situation following the retraction incident.
(June 28, 2017; Philadelphia, PA) - The annual meeting of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) was held between May 21 and 23 May in San Diego with the theme “Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing.” The 39th annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publication (SSP) was held between May 31 and June 3 in Boston. Over 1000 participants attended the SSP meeting and the theme this year was “Striking a Balance: Embracing Change While Preserving Tradition in Scholarly Communications.” Editage has been actively working towards bridging the gap between authors and journals through their industry-wide author survey that has received responses from over 5000 researchers so far. Editage’s team shared insights, based on their survey’s interim results, at both meetings. Both the CSE and SSP meetings were ideal platforms to present these results and inform journal editors and publishers about the author’s perspectives.Read More
Editage announces grants for journal editors from Asia to travel to ISMTE’s North American and European conferences
(June 19, 2017; Philadelphia, U.S.) - Editage announced travel grants for journal editors from East Asia to attend the 10th Annual North American and European conferences of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE). ISMTE’s 10th Annual North American Conference is being conducted on August 10-11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, and the 10th Annual European Conference is to be held on November 9-10, 2017 in London, UK. After the huge success of ISMTE’s 2017 Asian-Pacific Conference in Beijing, Editage wants to continue to support ISMTE in its mission to facilitate a continued open dialogue between editorial offices in the East and the West. Editage Travel grants will be reserved for journal editors from East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, North Korea, Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Macau)Read More
(May 22, 2017; Shanghai, China) Editage, the author services company that is heavily involved in author education, has released a statement reassuring Chinese researchers that it is committed to ethical publication. The recent mass retraction of 107 Tumor Biology papers by Springer due to peer review manipulation has highlighted the need for education about ethical publication practices that can guide authors and ensure that they are on the right track during their publication journey. Over the years, Editage Insights, the author education arm of Editage, has been actively educating authors globally promoting good publication practices and guiding authors from all over the world.Read More
Editage/CACTUS shares insights into training authors from China about ethical publication at the annual ISMPP conference
(May 15, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA) The 13th annual meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held between May 1 and 3 in Maryland this year. The theme for the meeting this year was ‘Global Publication Practices: Advancing Ethics and Scientific Integrity in an Era of Data-sharing’. Cactus Communications proudly announced its involvement in the ISMPP 2017 conference. In addition to exhibiting their services at a booth, Yukti Bharwani, Head, Editorial Services, Cactus Communications was invited to present at two sessions during the 3-day conference. The scholarly communications company has championed ethical publication practices for many years and representatives from CACTUS were glad to share resources and perspectives about best practices in medical publication and author training.Read More
(May 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA) The dates for this year’s Peer Review Week have been announced. Peer Review Week 2017 will be held between September 11 and 17 this year. Each year publishers, academic societies, and open science advocators participate in this event to raise awareness about best practices and advances in the peer review process. This year, 29 organizations, including Editage, will be participating in the global event. By being the only English language-editing service provider among the 29 participating organizations, Editage has reaffirmed its commitment to uphold, support, and propagate best publication processes.Read More
Wichtig Publishing partners with Editage to offer editorial support to physicians and medical researchers
(May 8, 2017; Philadelphia, U.S.) Wichtig Publishing and Editage announced the launch of Wichtig author support services today. Authors submitting to Wichtig’s journals will now have access to Editage’s team of medical and scientific editors. Most authors who publish their work in Wichtig’s highly specialized journals are busy physicians and medical researchers. In addition to saving time and effort, Wichtig author support services will help researchers submit a publication-ready manuscript so that peer reviewers and journal editors can concentrate on the science of their study.Read More
AAAS collaborates with Editage to make editorial support available to authors submitting to the Science family of journals
(May 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA) Editage, the global scientific communications company, announced its collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through Science, a family of six respected peer-reviewed journals. Through this collaboration, Editage’s pre-submission editorial services will be available to authors submitting their manuscripts to any of the six Science journals. Editage is partnered with many publishers including WKH, SPIE, IOP, and RUP. In addition to offering editorial services to submitting authors, Editage has collaborated with many of these publishers and conducted educational workshops for ESL authors.Read More
Kudos and Editage partner to help researchers summarize work in plain language to enhance its discoverability
(April 18, 2017; Philadelphia, U.S.) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Editage, the trusted scientific communications advisor to researchers worldwide, have partnered and announced the launch of a new co-branded website. Through this partnership, subject-matter experts from Editage will create plain language summaries to help broader audiences find, understand, apply and cite research. In addition to sharing these summaries, researchers will be able to measure the performance of their publications through Kudos’ tools, and track the effect of their efforts to improve visibility.
(April 14, 2017; Shanghai, China) Editage, the world’s leading scientific communications service provider, has ramped up its educational outreach activities in China. In March, Editage Insights, the author education arm of Cactus Communications, conducted nine workshops and three webinars for Chinese authors and journal editors. To assist authors who are not confident with English, five workshops and two webinars were conducted in Chinese.Read More
(April 13, 2017; Shanghai, China) The 2nd Annual Asian-Pacific conference organized by the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) on March 27 and 28, 2017 in Beijing was a huge success with over 130 attendees representing the interests of journals and publishers from Australasia, Europe, and North America. Editage is proud to have co-sponsored the conference that contributed significantly to interaction and information sharing between editorial offices from the east and the west.Read More
Editage is proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Asian-Pacific conference organized by the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors
(March 15, 2017; Shanghai, China) The 2nd Annual Asian-Pacific conference organized by the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) is taking place on March 27 and 28, 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel in Beijing. Editage is proud to co-sponsor this conference and believes that such activities help bridge the communication gap between the East and the West. In addition to co-sponsoring the event, Editage will be displaying its wide range of author services at a booth in the exhibition area. The Annual Asian-Pacific conference not only facilitates networking opportunities, but also helps journals stay current with best practices, resources, and policy guidelines. The ISMTE conference will be preceded by a full-day seminar conducted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) on Sunday, March 26, 2017.Read More
Argonet and Editage partner to offer information management systems for scientific data to South Korean Academia
(February 20, 2017; Seoul, South Korea) Editage, a global leader in author services, and Argonet, a South Korean powerhouse in the information management space, have partnered to provide customized information management technology to South Korean universities.
(February 6, 2017; Seoul, South Korea) - 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.
(Philadelphia, PA, USA; February 6, 2017) - Cactus Communications is proud to rank 12th in FlexJobs’ annual list of the 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2017, up from 15th place last year.
(January 23, 2017; Seoul, South Korea) - More universities in South Korea are turning to Editage for editorial support that can make research from Korea available to scholars worldwide.
(January 18, 2017; Shanghai, China) - Editage announced that it has moved its Chinese website to Aliyun, China’s biggest cloud service provider owned by Alibaba, and signed a contract with DNSPod to obtain faster DNS resolution for its Chinese website. In addition to better security, this move to the Aliyun cloud will enhance the stability and performance of Editage’s Chinese website.
Cactus Communications launched Editage Insights in November 2013 with the dream of providing a platform for bringing the scholarly community closer. Since its inception, Editage Insights has become much more than a platform; it is now a comprehensive educational resources portal for authors from all over the world. A small team of passionate writers and editors has grown into a much larger group of experts, who are trusted advisors to ESL authors worldwide. Over the past three years, Editage Insights has successfully gained global readership and built a strong community of researchers, editors, publishers, and medical professionals.
(January 9, 2017; Philadelphia, PA) - The Rockefeller University Press (RUP) and Editage have launched http://editage.rupress.org/ to provide pre-submission services to authors aiming to publish their research in The Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), The Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), or The Journal of General Physiology (JGP).
Editage attempts to level the playing field for Chinese research through continuous educational efforts
(January 05, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA) - Editage has been conducting educational seminars about good publication practices for the academic community in China. Dr. Donald Samulack, President, U.S. Operations, Editage/Cactus Communications recently visited Beijing, China to share information with authors and journal editors about irresponsible publication practices.