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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.
Is there a gap between the scientific and non-scientific community?
The only way to ensure that people understand science is to communicate it in a way that enables them to absorb it easily and comprehend how it impacts them.  A 1985 Report published by the Royal Society clearly indicates the need for science communication and the benefits it can bring to society. 22 years down the line, how much have we achieved in this direction? If we haven’t achieved much, what are the main factors that obstruct our ability to communicate science effectively and build a...
How universities globally are encouraging science communication via different formats
With more than 2.5 million new research articles published annually, it has become increasingly important to find ways to make research findings stand out. Universities understand the importance of this and have been encouraging their researchers to make their research more visible by actively sharing their work with different audiences in various formats. This post looks at what some universities are actively doing to encourage science communication.
Is scholarly communications ready for innovation?
When talking about the state of innovation in the scholarly communications industry, it is pertinent to mention that the researcher life cycle continues to be bookended by sameness. This article brings forth interesting questions such as: In scholarly communications, why is change so often incremental and so seldom on the scale of an epidemic? What does this modest pace of adoption mean for the next wave of innovation? Will it simply weed out the innovations that cannot create value at the...
How journals make assertions
If you think that journals are in the content business, here is a different perspective. The author of this article believes that the journals are in the "assertions" business. Read on for an interesting discussion on how journals make various assertions about the quality of content they publish and use various tools to validate these assertions. 
Meet Editage Insights’ most engaged community members
Despite only four years under our belt, Editage Insights attracts 200,000+ monthly readers, and our community is growing every day. To mark our anniversary, we want to reach out and celebrate our most engaged and interactive community members. In this post, we introduce 4 of our most engaged community members. 
China aspires to lead the world in artificial intelligence by 2030
After big data, the phenomenon that has caused a stir in the scientific world is that of artificial intelligence (AI). Whether it is healthcare, manufacturing, scientific research, or warfare, AI has numerous potential applications. In other words, leadership in AI has the potential of giving an unprecedented advantage to a country. China aims to become a global leader in AI by 2030. This article takes a look at how well-equipped China is to achieve this goal. 
5 Steps to simplifying language in research communication
There is a dire need to communicate in simplified writing in Academic Publishing. Complex ideas need not be described in a difficult manner. This article discusses how we can make scientific writing easy to read and understand. 
How funders can benefit from plain language summaries of research papers
In order to make science truly open, we need to move beyond providing free access to scientific output and think about making the non-scientific community understand scientific research. This article discusses why lay summaries are being increasingly adopted by funders to engage the taxpayers and show them the impact of research they funded.
3 Reasons behind Japan's deteriorating scientific landscape
Scientific research lies at the core of Japan, the third-largest economy in the world. Since 2000, Japanese researchers have won 17 Nobel Prizes in the sciences, which only emphasizes the nation’s scientific prowess. However, in the recent years, Japan has been struggling to maintain its leadership position in research. This article takes a look at the factors that have led to the decline of research in the country, leaving research leaders in the country anxious about their future.  
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