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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.
Inadequate representation of women in STEM research: The leaky pipeline
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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...
Open access vs subscription model: Which model do journals prefer?
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There is a definitive shift in the publishing industry towards open access. The share of open access journal publishing is steadily increasing through the launch of new open access journals as well as a phenomenon called ‘flipping,’ wherein toll access or subscription-based journals are making a switch to gold open access. Why and when do publishers decide to flip to the open access model? What the consequences of this decision for the various stakeholders? This article analyzes these questions...
Open access publishing guide
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Open access is steadily gaining momentum in academia, but many young researchers are still unclear about it. What is open access? What are the different venues for publishing open access? This article will help you understand the basics of open access publishing.
China's reverse brain drain: Why Chinese researchers are choosing to return to China?
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Since the last 20 years, China has focused on becoming a global leader in innovation and there are indications that the country is succeeding. Today, China has become a land of opportunities not just for the homegrown researchers but also for those Chinese researchers who had left the nation in search of greener pastures in the West. Even non-Chinese researchers are displaying interest in taking up research in China. Why is China keen on reversing the brain drain? What is attracting Chinese...
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I have submitted a paper to a medical journal. The editor refused it, and after my approval, sent it to a transfer system that suggested an open access journal. It is the open journal of a prestigious publisher, with high-impact factor journals. However, the open access journal has no impact factor yet. What are the consequences of publishing in the open access journal of a high impact publisher, versus publishing in another journal with lower impact factor? In the future, will the open access...
5 Steps to tweet your research at conferences effectively
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Live tweeting not only helps raise awareness but also increases engagement and draws attention. Arming yourself with the right tools, preparing your tweets in advance, and planning well will help you live tweet your research effectively.      
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The first Nobel Prize was awarded more than a century ago. With time, the scientific landscape has changed significantly and some academics feel that the rules for selecting Nobel Prize winners now warrant reconsideration. Should the Nobel Committee revisit the old rules and make amendments that would make the Nobel Prize more accommodative of the changing research landscape? Read on to find out. 
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Apart from prestige and recognition, the Nobel Prize confers on its winners a significant cash award. What do the Nobel Laureates do with their prize money? Do they make expensive purchases for themselves, spend it for further research, or use it for a charitable cause? Read on to find out.
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I have a question about how to cite the reference on the manuscript writing. If I read a review paper and want to cite the reference, should I make only the original text to be a reference? Or, should I make both the review paper and the original text to be a reference? If the former option is correct, I wonder the review papers are seldom cited. Is my understanding correct?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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When a journal's title has changed, there is no IF in the first year, and usually, the IF is low in the second year. How do papers published during this period get recognition?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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