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Global Trends

The academic publishing industry is a busy and dynamic one with different trends dominating different countries in the world. Read the posts in this section to follow global trends in academic publishing and to stay updated about best publication practices in different parts of the world. The posts in this section will help you develop a global understanding of scientific communication.
Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) has sent massive shockwaves throughout the world. While the economists and politicians are worried about the economic stability of the nation post the decision to exit, British academics have expressed a different set of concerns. A majority of academics in Britain, including s
China slashes red tape to expedite scientific progress
Science funding in China has all along been weighed down by outdated administrative rules and regulations making it tedious for scientists and diverting their time away from research. In a new move to expedite science and increase the productivity of researchers, the Chinese government has decided to minimize red tape in research funding
sustainability science tie-ups
Sustainability science is becoming increasingly collaborative and global, a recent report found, but researchers say cooperation between scientists from the North and South remains scarce and unbalanced.
Arguably, open access to research is one of the hottest topics of discussion among academics and publication industry professionals. Open access publishing offers several benefits to researchers, the most significant one being making their research accessible to the world. But a lot of researchers and authors have reservations about making their work freely available online. Their misconceptions about open access publishing could prevent them from opting for it. So, we bring you the top six...
Asia is one of the powerhouses of global research and development performance, and the Republic of Korea has emerged as one of the leading Asian nations in terms of innovation and economic growth. Despite facing a financial crisis due to the extensive focus on a few fundamental industries, Korea has the potential of becoming a global leader in innovation and research. This post attempts to look closely at some frequently contemplated questions such as: Can Korea become a global leader in...
What Chinese researchers think about open data? Are they willing to share their data?
The scientific community is steadily moving toward open science. Even publishers are joining this “open” trend. China, being the country with the second largest research output globally, forms an important part of this trend. How do Chinese researchers perceive open data? Are they open to share their research data? Look at what they say.
The basics of open access publishing
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. 
2015 Nobel Prizes
As the date of the Nobel Prize announcements is drawing closer, speculations are rife about who is likely to win the title of Nobel Laureate in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, and economics. Let's take a look at the potential winners. 
Science in Iran
The future of science and research in Iran has become a hot topic among global academics and policymakers in the wake of the landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of five international powers.
Lesser known facts about the Nobel Prize
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 beganPart 2: Laureates by field and country