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Scientific research publishing entails a complex interconnected web of innovation & knowledge that is continually evolving. Researchers tend to be preoccupied with their own research studies and getting their own research paper published. But successfully publishing research papers requires an in-depth understanding of developments in academia and scholarly publishing at large. Therefore, in order to keep themselves in the loop, researchers should ask some of the following questions: What are the hot topics of discussion in the academic publishing industry? What are some of the most important developments in global research? What are the latest research trends in different countries across the globe? What are journal editors and researchers saying about the hottest topics in academic publishing? Read the latest news on academic publishing and stay updated about the current trends in scholarly publishing.
Early career researchers and their involvement in peer review
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What role do Early Career Researchers (ECRs) play in peer review? Gary McDowell, PhD, Executive Director of Future of Research, shares his perspectives on this topic. 
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An author’s degree of contribution to a study can sometimes be identified by the order in which the names appear in the byline of the publication, but it is usually very difficult to discern. The Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) aims to solve this problem by identifying levels of author contribution using a series of predefined roles, such as Conceptualization, Data Curation, Writing, and more. In Editorial Manager, journals have the option to request, or even require, authors to designate...
3 Tips on avoiding grant proposal rejection
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Imagine that you have working tirelessly on a grant proposal keeping all the other work aside, and sent the proposal with a lot of hope. And then you are communicated that your proposal was rejected! This can be extremely disappointing. To avoid your grant proposal from being rejected, this article provides you with all the basic knowledge about grant proposals along with some great tips.
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Regarding the list of publications to be provided during the application for Grant-in-aid for scientific research ('KAKENHI' in Japanese), which points are evaluated? Is the impact factor or the number of citations focused on as the evaluation criteria? If yes, should the publications at journals with lower indexes (i.e., lower impact factor or number of citations) be omitted from the list?
Why researchers should develop academic resilience
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In this post, guest author Fouzia Nawaz talks about the concept of academic resilience and what it means in the academic research and publishing world. She also shares some tips to help you build academic resilience and become a successful researcher.
10 lessons I learned as a young research scientist
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An inspiring post in which an early-career researcher narrates her personal story and takes us through the ups and downs of her on-going journey as a PhD student. She also shares some valuable life lessons she picked up along the way. 
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Our society journal is accepting submission of papers from authors in EU region. Submissions can be done via email or submission systems (ScholarOne) etc. Sometimes the credit card number is required for charging submission fee etc. Upon enforcement of GDPR as of May 25, 2018, is there any matter to be taken care of or any necessary measures of action to be taken?
  • Anonymous
  • Jun 13, 2018
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Is it okay to pitch your study results to media (abstract only) while simultaneously submitting a paper to a journal?
  • Anonymous
  • Jun 11, 2018
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My paper was published in the journal Edorium, but it is not found in PubMed. The publisher of this journal looks rather new. Could this situation indicate some kind of problem?
  • Anonymous
  • May 30, 2018
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4 Statistical errors researchers should avoid at all costs
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Although statistics is one of the primary tools of biomedical research, its misuse and abuse, whether intentional or unintentional, is widespread. It is, in fact, increasingly being identified as one of the chief factors for manuscript rejection. This article looks closely at the reasons behind misuse of statistics and ways to fix this widespread problem in biomedical research. 

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