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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.
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I would like to know whether there are specific grants or awards for Chinese researchers to conduct research abroad.
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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What are the most common reasons for retraction?
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The number of published papers being retracted is increasing dramatically and is higher than ever before. Although retracted papers still represent a miniscule proportion of the total published literature, the rate of increase in retractions is alarming, as retracted papers tarnish
Looking forward: A new formula designed to measure your future h index
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A group of three researchers affiliated to different institutions in Chicago, IL, recently published a paper in Nature, in which they have proposed a new formula that researchers can use to predict what their h index will be five years later.
Does the Nobel Prize need some changes?
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It is that time of the year when the Nobel Prize winners are announced and researchers wait anxiously to see if their specific field of study is recognized. I congratulate all the winners, who are well deserving of this award for the impact they have had in their respective fields. But now
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Have you often wondered how your research activities and achievements can be distinguished from those of other researchers with similar names? If your name appears as “Zhang W” on your research publications, how can you prevent another “Zhang W” from taking credit for your citations or patents?
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I am sad because I recently got an email from the editor of a journal in which my paper is published, requesting me to retract the paper because they found some errors in my data and statistical analysis. I am worried about my reputation if I have a retracted paper. I may not get a grant for my next study. Please advise me.
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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I have completed my PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Peking University. I have applied for a fellowship in a prestigious American university. The competition for the position is likely to be intense. As a female candidate, are my chances of getting the position the same as those of equally qualified male applicants?
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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The impact factor is the most popular measure of research influence. But my colleagues have recently been telling me to start calculating my h index. I find this quite troublesome. Can you tell me if the h index is better than the impact factor?
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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Networking is an extremely important part of attending conferences. This 4-minute video gives you some useful tips and strategies that will help you network effectively at conferences.  This is the second of a series of three videos which take a sneak peek into Roohi Ghosh's training session on "Making the most of attending conferences." Roohi drives the researcher training initiative at Editage, CACTUS. She has facilitated workshops in reputed institutes in Japan and India. She has also...
Attending scientific conferences help you build your professional reputation. So how can you make the most of attending scientific conferences? Watch this video to learn why you should attend conferences and how they can be professionally rewarding for you. This is the first of a series of three videos which take a sneak peek into Roohi Ghosh's training session on "Making the most of attending conferences." Roohi drives the researcher training initiative at Editage, CACTUS. She has facilitated...

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