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7 expert views on the impact factor
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Many people are of the opinion that the impact factor is the ultimate measure of a researcher's success and journal's prestige. What do academic publishing experts think? Here, we bring you some excerpts from our interviews with industry experts who have expressed their views on the impact factor. 
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How much do you know about manuscript preparation? Test your basics with this simple crossword. Listed below are hints that describe different parts of a research paper. All you need to do is follow the clue to guess the manuscript section and fill in the correct answers - one letter per square, both across and down.  What are you waiting for? Fill away!
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How much do you know about academic research and publishing? Test your knowledge with this quick word grid search. Hidden in this grid are six words related to academic publishing. Use the clues below the grid to guess the words and mark the words on the grid. Just click on the first and last letter of each word to highlight/reveal it. Remember: The words could be arranged horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or backwards. We will reveal the answers next week. But we're sure that you will...
15 Career paths for PhDs and postdocs
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Often, PhDs and postdocs are confused about choosing the right career after their research and most often they do not know that there are several options available to researchers within and outside academia. This infographic charts 15 such career paths you could explore after completing your PhD or postdoc.
What is a DOI?
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Most of us know that DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) help keep track of and trace research publications and scientific data. But what are DOIs? How do they work? And how do they benefit researchers? This infographic answers all basic questions about DOIs and tells you how you can use them.
Academic resolutions for 2016
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As the scholarly publishing community looks forward to dealing with new developments and emerging trends, researchers the world over brace themselves to better manage publication pressures. So have you made any academic resolutions for 2016? Share them with us and we'll help you out.
The basics of open access publishing
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As an early-career researcher, it is extremely important for you to ensure that you start publishing papers and get recognized for your work. Open access publishing provides researchers with maximum visibility. But what is open access publishing? This infographic helps you with some quick notes that explain the basics about open access publishing. 
Details about Nobel Prize nominations, prize money, and award ceremony
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In this final infographic on facts about the Nobel Prize, we take you behind the scenes to reveal more about the nominations, prize money, and the Nobel Prize award ceremony.
Lesser known facts about the Nobel Prize
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Now that we know basic facts about the Nobel Prize, it's time to look behind the scenes and learn some lesser known facts about the Nobel  Prize. Who is the oldest Nobel Laureate? Who is the youngest? And what language do the Laureates speak? Has anybody ever declined a Nobel Prize? Check out this infographic to know more!   Other segments in the Nobel Prize Facts series: Part 1: The legacy of Alfred Nobel and how it all began Part 2: Laureates by field and country  
Nobel Laureates by field and country
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In the first part of the Nobel Prize Facts series, we told you more about how the Nobel Prize came into existence. Let us now look at some numbers - how many Nobel Prizes have been awarded since the first award in 1901, how many times have female scientists been recognized for their work, which fields have the most Laureates and what countries do the Laureates come from? 

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