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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.
Usage of p values sparks heated debate among academics
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P value is the most commonly reported statistic in research papers, and is probably the most misunderstood and misused of all statistics. Now academics are divided on whether or not the threshold of p value, which is 0.05, should be reduced to avoid its misuse. Read on to know what prominent researchers think about this issue.   
A report of posters exhibited at the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights attended the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of the poster sessions from the last two days of the conference. The posters were categorized under 14 broad topics such as authorship and contributorship; conflict of interest; integrity and misconduct; and editorial and peer review process, etc. Read the report to know more.
2017 Ig Nobel Prize honors cats’ fluid dynamics, study on why old men have big ears, and more
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The Ig Nobel Prizes honor “research that makes people laugh and then think.” Read on to know who were the winners of the prize for the year 2017 and what their curiosity-arousing research was. 
Pre-publication and post-publication Issues: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the third day of the conference. The sessions presented during the second half of Day 3 discussed pre- and post-publication issues. Read the report to know more.
Editorial & Peer-Review Process Innovations: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the third day of the conference. The sessions presented during the first half of Day 3 discussed editorial and peer review process innovations. Read the report to know more.
Post-publication issues and peer review: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress. In line with the theme of innovations in peer review, the session on post-publication issues on day three of the conference included interesting presentations that went beyond the journal and looked at commenting platforms and indexing databases.
Exploring funding and grant reviews: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Often when we talk about peer review, we focus on the various forms of journal submissions that undergo close scrutiny. The second day of the 2017 Peer Review Congress included a session on the less-discussed topic of funding or grant application reviews. The session, moderated by Trish Groves (Director of academic outreach and advocacy, BMJ), included four presentations on various aspects of grant application. Read on to know what was discussed during this session.   
Quality of scientific literature: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the second day of the conference. The sessions presented during the second half of Day 2 discussed the quality of scientific literature. Read the report to know more. 
Research integrity, misconduct, and data sharing in science
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report  of the first day of the conferece. In the studies presented by various groups during the first half, biases associated with conflicts of interest, peer review, reporting, and publication of research were discussed. Afterwards, the focus shifted to discussions about integrity, misconduct, and data sharing. Read the report to know the latest discussions in the scholarly community. 
Quality of reporting in scientific publications: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the second day of the conference. In the studies presented by various groups during the first half, the discussions revolved around the quality of reporting in scientific publications. Read the report to know more.

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