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Academic publishing is an exciting and dynamic industry. In this section, we bring you, the latest updates and news about research publication from across the globe.
Join Editage Insights to celebrate Peer Review Week 2018
Peer Review Week 2018 is drawing closer (September 10 to 15) and we can barely contain our excitement! Being staunch supporters and one of the organizing committee members of this event, we have planned several exciting activities throughout the week. And we want you join us and get the best of this global event. Read on to get a sneak peek into some of the things that we have in store for you.
President Trump to nominate pro-climate-change candidate as science advisor
For nineteen months since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, the position of the leader of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has remained unoccupied. Now the President will be nominating meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier as the science advisor. Read more about the candidate and what other researchers feel about his nomination. 
2018 Fields Medal awarded to one of the youngest mathematicians among others
The International Mathematical Union announced the winners of the 2018 Fields Medal, one the most prestigious prizes in mathematics. Awarded every four years, it is bestowed on mathematicians 40 years old or younger for their contribution to mathematics. Read on to find out who are this year's winners. 
German and Swedish academic institutions lose access to Elsevier publications
This month, German and Swedish academic institutions lost access to the latest Elsevier publications after the negotiations over high subscription fees and an open access agreement came to a standstill. Read on to find out all the details of this latest development. 
India’s thriving "pay to publish" research paper bazaar uncovered
An Indian news media publishing company has uncovered a large and thriving market of questionable publishers and journals in India. According to an investigation, over 300 predatory publishers operate hundreds of journals in India. Read on to find out more. 
Join us in celebrating Peer Review Week 2018 from September 10-15
Are you as excited for Peer Review Week 2018 as we are? This global event is dedicated to encouraging discussions about peer review. The theme for this year’s Peer Review Week is “Diversity and Inclusion.” Editage Insights is one of the Organizing Committee Members of Peer Review Week 2018, and we will be involved in several exciting activities throughout the Peer Review Week 2018 that spans from September 10 to 15. We want you to join us in celebrating this event!
Science in East Asia is giving tough competition to major scientific forces
East Asia has emerged as an important science hub, and risen to a position where it is competing directly with the countries that have made science investment their priority. This article summarizes the key points highlighted in the Nature article that takes an in-depth look at the science in East Asia. 
Clarivate Analytics releases 2018 Journal Citation Reports
On June 26, Clarivate Analytics released the highly anticipated 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR).  According to the press release, the latest edition “incorporates new analyses” that provide a deeper insight to the scientific community about journal performance. Read on to know some noteworthy highlights of the 2018 edition of the JCR.
Nobel Laureates along with hundreds of U.S. researchers sign letter to defend animal research
Around 600 members of U.S. scientific community, including 4 Nobel Laureates, have signed a letter that urges research institutions in the country to be more transparent and open with their animal research. The main intent behind this initiative is to respond to the backlash that animal studies are facing. Read the article to know more about this initiative. 
U.S. to impose restrictive policy on Chinese student visa to safeguard its national security
While it was known that the U.S. was planning to revamp its policy around visas for Chinese students, earlier this month the new policy was confirmed during a hearing on student visas. Read on to find out all the details of the policy and academics' reaction to the development.