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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.
Beyond the journal article: New ways of communicating science
The concept of open access is evolving and taking the form of “research communication.” Today, it is not enough to make research findings and data freely available after publication. It is more important to communicate research to the scientific and non-scientific community in order to ensure that critical findings influence policy and shape public understanding. 
Linking statistical significance to clinical importance of trial data: A paradigm shift
In evidence-based medicine, statistical information is critical for investigators to interpret observations and make treatment recommendations. A dichotomous way of looking at the world of clinical trials in terms of results being statistically ‘significant’ or ‘non-significant’ often distorts the broader interpretation of data. This article takes a look at how clinical trial data can be reported more robustly.  
Who are the real predators in predatory publishing – journals or authors?
Whenever we think about predation in the context of scholarly publishing, we habitually point a finger at publishers and journals that are willing to publish any piece of “scientific” literature with the intent of making money. But what if you were told that some authors are the actual predators damaging the fabric of science? This article explores another side to predatory publishing wherein some authors are willing take the predatory publishing route. To know why they choose predatory...
Challenges postdocs face and how mentors can help build their career
Postdocs are the next generation of researchers in the making. Apart from the stress of publishing papers and doing lab work, another intimidating challenge postdocs face is building their independent career as a researcher. As a newbie, establishing a lab and getting funding may seem daunting, and only a supportive mentor or principal investigator can propel a postdoc into a successful academic career. What are some of the most common causes of rift between mentors and postdocs? What should a...
How to identify predatory conferences: The Think.Check.Attend checklist
In addition to predatory journals and publishers, researchers now need to be wary of predatory conferences as well. But how does one know if a conference is legitimate or a fake one?  The Think Check Attend checklist helps them identify legitimate conferences. 
Social media tips for journals, publishers, and societies
Because social networking is so intimate, it also represents a massive opportunity for academic journals and publishers to make their presence felt. This posts talks about the potential traps and mistakes journals, academic societies, publishers, and funders could avoid when engaging the academic community via social media platforms.
Why are researchers choosing open access journals?
Why are researchers choosing open access? A growing realization of the benefits of switching from the traditional subscription model to the open access model has prompted many researchers and publishers to embrace this publishing model. Dispelling the myths surrounding open access, this article takes a closer look at the positives of opting open access. 
Open access is the way forward for scholarly communication as it gives research maximum outreach. However, many researchers are not keen on publishing open access largely due to some misconceptions they have about it.  Often, when authors are in doubt about open access publishing, they approach Editage Insights for guidance. Here we bring to you the 8 most frequently asked questions.
Why academic journals, publishers, and societies should have a social media presence
If you are a publisher who has not yet explored social media, it’s time you reconsidered that decision. If you thought that being on social media only benefits individual researchers, you are mistaken. Networking and posting updates via social media has several benefits for scholarly publishers, journals, and organizations as well. 
Inadequate representation of women in STEM research: The leaky pipeline
Most of us are aware that women are underrepresented in academia. At different stages of life, distinct social-psychological factors contribute to the high attrition rate of women in STEM fields, often called the leaky pipeline. This article takes a look at three important developmental periods in a woman's life and describes how specific learning environments, peer relations, and family characteristics pose as obstacles in each period, leading to gender differences in STEM participation and...