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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.
Why does English dominate science publishing?
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Statistics on the predominance of English in the number of journals, the number of publications, the number of publishers, and so on are easy to find and speak for themselves. The most common reason offered to explain this pre-eminence of English is that the dominance is merely a reflection of the
Impact of publication and reporting biases
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Publication bias refers to a phenomenon in scientific reporting whereby authors are more likely to submit and journal editors are more likely to publish studies with “positive” results (i.e. results showing a significant finding) than studies with “negative” (i.e. supporting the null hypothesis) or unsupportive results.2 As a result of such a bias, important—albeit negative—results (e.g., a study showing that a new treatment is ineffective) may never reach the larger scientific community.
China's performance in global R&D
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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
What academicians think of open access publication
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Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what the academic world thinks of open access (OA) publishing and related topics, such as peer review, licensing, re-use, and metrics? I just read the results of a broad survey on this topic, conducted by Taylor & Francis and its parent company 
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.  
Is impact factor everything?
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Although the impact factor is the oldest and, arguably, the most widely used citation metric, it has lost some of its former glory. In recent years, the impact factor has come under considerable criticism for its limitations, and the academic research community is
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Traditional metrics for measuring scholarly impact, such as the impact factor of the journal, h-index, etc., are familiar to all researchers. But although still very popular, citation-based bibliometrics have been under criticism for various reasons, such as they cannot appropriately map 
Open access journal selection
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With new open access journals entering the publication space every day, all with highly varied article-processing charges, how do you determine whether you’re really selecting the best possible journal for the price you’re paying? Here's a new free online interactive tool to help you out!
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Funding is indeed a big problem for scientists these days. Over the last decade, as an aftermath of the economic recession, the proportion of GDP devoted to funding research has gone down in most countries. Increased competition coupled with diminishing federal research funding
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I’d like to raise a debate about a topic that I’ve found very intriguing lately. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world, is currently

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