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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.
Robert Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018
Canadian-American mathematician Robert P. Langlands has been awarded the 2018 Abel Prize for introducing a theory that would bring together diverse areas of mathematics. Read on to know the reasons behind Langlands being chosen over 100 other candidates. 
Stephen Hawking’s demise leaves a gaping hole in the cosmos of science
Stephen W. Hawking, the scientist who captured the world’s imagination with his genius mind and exceptional grit, died at the age of 76 on March 14. While battling a rare, progressive neurological disease for a good part of his life, Dr. Hawking shaped the field of cosmology and went on to become one of the most well-known scientists in the world.
As top Chinese leaders meet, researchers anticipate an overhaul in science policies
China is poised for yet another phase of changes in its science policy. Top political leaders in the country are busy holding the two most important assemblies of the year. Read on to find out the science community's expectations about the outcome of these meetings. 
Join us at the upcoming ISMTE 2018 Asian-Pacific Conference
Just about two weeks to go for the 2018 Asian-Pacific conference of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), and we sure are looking forward to it! One of the first of the spring conferences in scholarly publishing for 2018, the ISMTE Asian-Pacific conference offers a wonderful opportunity to mingle with some of the brightest minds in the industry. Read on to know the details of the conference and how to register. 
Latest data shows that Sci-Hub thrives despite infrastructure losses
Sci-Hub, the site that provides free access to pirated academic papers, hit a bumpy road last year when it was ordered to pay damages worth $15 million to Elsevier and lost a lawsuit against American Chemical Society (ACS). Despite being ordered to shut down, Sci-Hub continues to operate through various domains and is increasingly attracting more traffic. 
Editage workshop at King Saud University on increasing a manuscript's chances of acceptance
As part of the Scientific Research Week forum, Editage conducted a workshop at King Saud University, Riyadh, on February 22, 2018. The workshop was led by Prof. Caven McLoughlin, Consultant Academic Trainer, Editage, who guided the attendees through a highly interactive and informative session.    The workshop met with a great response and attendees asked pertinent questions about maximizing their chances of being published in international journals. The insightful session covered tasks...
PubMed Commons to go dark due to low engagement
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced earlier this month that it plans to discontinue the PubMed Commons service from February 15, 2018 due to low engagement and usage. Read on to know the details of this development. 
China surpasses the U.S. to become the largest producer of science publications
According to 2018 Science & Engineering Indicators, a report published by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), China has left the U.S. behind to become the largest producer of scientific articles. Over the last few years, the volume of publications in China has increased exponentially; and it had been trailing the U.S. with regard to the number of publications. Find out more details on the areas where China is leading and those in which it is trailing the U.S. 
South Korean universities renew deal with Elsevier, say they are unhappy with prices
A consortium of 300 South Korean universities and college libraries has reached an agreement with publishing giant Elsevier after long negotiations and a series of disagreements. However, the consortium has clarified that it is not completely satisfied with the newer rates as well. Read on to find details on the terms of the agreement and how South Korea plans to negotiate for a better deal. 
EuroScience and Editage partner to support European Young Researchers Award
EuroScience and Editage announced partnership wherein Editage will provide the winners of the European Young Researchers Awards with a package of support services aimed at disseminating scientific research in enhanced content formats such as videos and infographics.