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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.
Top 10 questions authors have on peer review
Peer review can be a long-drawn process that involves long waiting periods, understanding the various stages of the review process, dealing with reviewer comments, responding to those comments, and making revisions to the paper based on the comments. Over the years, we have dealt with numerable questions from authors about peer review. Here we present to you the 10 most frequently asked questions. 
I have written a physics paper titled “Origin of gravity." I have published it in a journal but only 7 people have read my paper. How can I promote my paper so that it's read by a wider audience?
Does a commentary article have a DOI? While calculating impact factor, is this kind of article included in the denominator?  
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How transparency can abate peer review scams
Peer review is regarded as the gold standard for evaluating scientific communication. Time and again, however, it has been targeted as a soft spot by researchers and, at times, even editors. This article takes a look at how transparency can help prevent peer review scams. 
All prestigious journals use some form of peer review, and most academics believe that the purpose of peer review is to maintain the quality and integrity of the scientific literature. Peer Review Week is a great time to think about whether you as an academic would prefer the traditional system or would like a paid peer review model.  
Should you consider crowdfunding for your next research project?
Although the benefits of scientific research are not always quantifiable, it’s quite safe to say it benefits us all. But the process of examining and analyzing data for scientific knowledge needs funding which is not always easy to obtain.  
How socio-cultural factors influence publication practices in China
Is it possible that the socio-cultural factors of a country can influence the publication practices of the researchers? This article delves deep into the factors that have shaped Chinese researchers over the years, and takes a look at why the country has had a string of incidents related to research misconduct and the efforts Chinese government is taking to contain these malpractices. 
China's investigations into the 107 retracted papers case
Chinese authorities recently held a press conference to share updates on the 107 retracted papers case involving Chinese authors and institutions. This infographic presents the overall picture of the retraction case, the major reasons behind the 107 papers being retracted and how many of the 521 implicated authors were actually guilty of misconduct.
Can we present a research paper in a symposium based on our published research work with a different title?
Why President Trump needs to appoint a science advisor immediately
More than six months into his presidency, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has not yet appointed a science advisor and has displayed no definitive signs of doing so. The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) currently has only 35 people with many key positions vacant. This has academics in the country worried because without any science experts, the country might lose its leadership in science and technology.