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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.
Internationalization and Japanese research
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Despite substantial investments in R&D, Japanese research output is not yielding the returns expected. In addition to having to dealing with a hierarchical educational system, Japanese researchers also lack opportunities and platforms for external collaboration. In the long run, international collaboration may hold the key to Japan's success in research.
Understanding the citation patterns and the trends in the use of impact metrics is vital to gaining insights into the dynamic landscape of scholarly publishing.
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Understanding the citation patterns and the trends in the use of citation metrics is vital to gaining insights into the dynamic landscape of scholarly publishing. Read on to know whether impact factor will continue to dominate scientific publication, what the latest global trends in citations are, and how citation patterns vary across disciplines and countries. As scientific literature continues to expand and become more accessible, the scientific community is placing increasing importance on...
The future of science: 5 Predicted global trends in R&D expenditure and research output
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Research and development (R&D) is crucial to scientific progress. Moreover, the investment of nations on R&D is highly discussed in international circles as it provides a broad picture of a country’s economic strength and future growth. Know about the latest developments in R&D expenditure globally and their impact on science in the coming years. 
Global scientific output
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Check out this infographic to know more STM publishing: how many research articles are published each year, by how many researchers, in how many peer-reviewed journals, how much revenue the STM publishing industry generates, and what trends have changed the direction of global STM publishing
Finding and sharing your research impact: A webinar by Altmetric
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Editage has invited Altmetric to conduct a webinar that will help researchers discover evidence that their research is having an impact across the world.
Measuring the impact of science: An overview of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework report
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How much of an impact does research have outside of science? Is scientific impact quantifiable? The Research Excellence Framework (REF) measures the impact of research conducted by British higher education institutions, and helps funding bodies make decisions about allocating funds to universities for a period of six years. In the latest university research audit exercise, the 2014 REF report has attempted to understand the big picture of how science is progressing and the impact scientific...
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Several authors are now opting for the fast-publication track. Journals also benefit from the rapid publication model. This post lists and shares additional information about a few journals and publishers that offer rapid publication options.
Rapid publication can benefit authors, journals, and publishers in many ways. Learn more.
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The conventional pre-publication peer review process is time-consuming and may not be favorable to all scientific disciplines. Some journals and publishers offer rapid publication to help authors publish their manuscripts faster. This post discusses the unconventional approach of rapid publication in detail.
Publishers, governments, and learned societies the world over are faced with the intractable issue of academic corruption.
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Publishers, governments, and learned societies the world over are faced with the intractable issue of academic corruption. A recently published article highlights some worrisome trends academic publication that need to be addressed in order to create a culture where credible and good-quality research is published ethically. In this post, you will find answers to: Why are authors tempted to indulge in misconduct? What should journals do to spot irregularities in papers? Is China taking steps to...
Patient peer reviews - a rising publishing trend in the UK
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Two of UK's largest publishers have adopted patient peer review as part of their publication process for clinical/medical research. The process enables patients of clinical trials to participate in the editorial decision making process of journals by playing the role of a peer reviewer. What are the potential benefits of this approach? Read to know more.

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