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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.
While the output of scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals is increasing each year, ironically, the recognition of peer reviewing as an important contribution to research has remained a topic of debate among most academics.
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The lack of recognition of peer reviewing as an important scholarly endeavor has led a group of more than 40 Australian journal editors to submit an open letter entitled Journal Reviewing and Editing: Institutional Support is Essential to their universities, funders, and other research institutions and organizations in Australia.
Is Nature’s content sharing initiative a move toward open access? Does Nature truly provide free access or does it restrict access?
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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has announced the launch of a new content sharing initiative that claims to provide free read-only access to articles that were previously available only by subscription. The scholarly community is however, not convinced about the true purpose behind the initiative: many feel that it could be a move to restrict sharing. Read on to find out more.
The STAP stem cell researcher resigns failing to to reproduce her findings
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Stem-cell biologist Dr. Haruko Obokata who claimed to have discovered a simple and inexpensive way of producing stem cells, the STAP (Stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) method, resigned from her position at Riken research institute after she failed to reproduce the results
The Breakthrough Prize honored 14 pioneering scientists in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics with $3 million each.
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The Breakthrough Prize, the largest award in sciences, honored 14 pioneering scientists in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics with $3 million each. The 2015 Breakthrough Prizes were announced in a press
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The third annual John Maddox Prize was jointly awarded to freelance journalist Dr. Emily Willingham and early career scientist Dr. David Robert Grimes in recognition of their contribution to promoting science and evidence on matters of public interest despite facing difficulty and hostility.
2014 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded for analysis of market power and regulation
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The 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to the French economist Jean Tirole in recognition of his analysis of market power and regulation. Tirole is chairs the board of the Jean-Jacques
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virgi
2014 Nobel Prize
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The Nobel Prize, established by the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, is coveted and acknowledged by scientists worldwide as the individuals upon whom this award is bestowed “shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind” as mentioned in Mr. Nobel’s will. The Nobel Prize is awarded annua
2014 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for invention of blue LEDs
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This year's Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura for inventing blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) which enabled the creation of white LEDs—more efficient and longer-lasting light sources. The Nobel Committee called their invention "revolutionary" a
2014 Fields Medal prize
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The Fields Medal, which is officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is an esteemed award that is often described as the “mathematician’s Nobel Prize.”

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