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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.
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Researchers facing challenges with funding and infrastructure may stand to learn from the region's recent events.
Perceptions of science in media and the non-scientific community
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Wouldn’t be interesting to know how the general public perceives science and what their views are about researchers? 
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I understand how to calculate IF as per JCR rule, but do organizations in China recognize papers published in a journal on the year of name change?
  • Ms. Li
  • Jan 11, 2014
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impact factor and journal publication
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The impact factor is one of the most discussed topics in the publishing and scientific community. Thomson Reuters assigns most journals a yearly impact factor (IF), which is the mean 
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Without doubt, all eyes in the academic publishing industry are on the Asia-pacific region now. And this is not surprising, as over the last few years, this region has been the centre s
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The Nature Publishing Group released The Nature Publishing Index 2012, China, in May, 2013. This index is based on papers published in the prestigious Nature group of journals. From this report, it seems that China
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This article discusses the latest available statistics on China’s progress in R&D, based on a global publishing report released by Thomson ReutersTM in February 2013 titled
Funding available for Chinese scholars
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Here's a list of prestigious grants that are awarded to Chinese researchers every year. This list includes a special grant for researchers who have studied in the UK and who would like to recommence their research career after a break of a few years.  
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I would like to know whether there are specific grants or awards for Chinese researchers to conduct research abroad.
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2013
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China has the potential to become a world leader in academic publication, provided its acceptance rates increase substantially.
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The total number of submissions annually, to both international and regional journals, has steadily increased throughout the world. However, the degree of this increase has varied considerably among countries. Although the US has remained ahead of China in terms of the total number of submissions its share in the total global submissions decreased from 26.2% in 2005 to 22.9% in 2010.

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